Cameron Jackson is a 6’7″, 270- pound left tackle out of Mentorship Academy High School in Baton Rouge, LA. This class of 2022 prospect makes himself known on the field not only with his size but his athleticism. With Jackson’s 7-foot wingspan, he makes getting past him very difficult. Focusing on himself and how to become the best player he can be. While he continues to make great strides on the field, he makes sure to keep that high standard off the field and in the classroom. With a GPA of 4.0, he is just excited to be able to have the opportunity to continue to play football in college. Working hard and becoming a role model for younger kids who want to start getting active are just some of the many things he is passionate about.
When did you start playing football?
I started playing football about two years ago. I always looked up to other athletes and wanted to do what they do.
Did you play any other sports growing up?
Football is my first sport. It has taught me a lot about the game as well as myself.
Have you always played your position or did you play any other positions?
I started as a defensive tackle, but as I played the sport more the coaches thought I would be better suited in left tackle.
Who would you say some of your biggest influences are?
Some of my biggest influencers are my coach Wallace, coach Woods for taking a chance on me as a player, coach M for constantly pushing me, and my position coach because he had so much patience for me when I first started out. It was beneficial, he took the time to help me become a better player.
Who would you say your favorite NFL player is or who do you model your game after?
One player I look up to is Larry Allen, he played for the Dallas Cowboys. The athleticism he brought as a player I looked up to.
What has been the highlight/biggest accomplishment of your football career so far?
Getting my first college offer from Louisiana College in Pineville. When I got that first offer the feeling of how much I have grown as an athlete just blew my mind. No matter where I get an offer from, just being able to have an opportunity to play college football is a blessing.
What motivates you to get out and practice every day?
I like to show others my skills and what I can do as well as just the competitive nature of the sport. Being able to go out and practice helps me get better as a player.
What do you feel are your biggest strengths on the football field?
My biggest strength is being able to be flexible when playing and my continuous growth in athleticism.
What has football taught you about life and yourself in general?
Being a good person goes a long way, you never know who you will meet. Also just working hard no matter what the task is. Putting your 100% into what needs to be done.
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