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7 DAYS TO KICKOFF: Andre Jackson

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Goal No. 7: GREAT EFFORT.

AndreJackson

#87 Andre Jackson
True Junior
6-5 | 225
Miami, Fla.

Bio

Position: Wide Receiver

Previous College: West Hills Community College

Projection: Scout Team

Status: Walk-On

Whoa, where the heck did this guy come from?

Andre G. Jackson (b. Aug. 15, 1991) played two seasons at West Hills under head coach Cal Tincher.

He played quarterback and wide receiver for the Falcons in 2011, hauling in 14 passes for 134 yards while throwing for 257 yards and three touchdowns on 20-of-49 aim. He also played in three games during the 2010 season.

Jackson played for Miami Norland High School under head coach Nigel Dunn, and led the Vikings to a 7-5 record and a district runner-up finish in 2009. He graduated in the top 6 percent of his senior class.

Although his statistics perhaps are modest, he has a very good physical presence. He's basically the same size as Collin Klein, both height and weight, so he gives us a more physical receiver than what we have on the roster.

Oh, and his bloodlines are sound. His sibling, Travell Dixon, is a four-star JUCO cornerback who only just recently left Alabama for "personal reasons." If he's good enough for Nick Saban, he's good enough for us. Come on down!

Without knowing any more about Jackson than what's in his bio, I'm not going to hype him into the second coming.

I'm merely cautiously optimistic. But maybe his taking the number that was intended for Marquez Clark is an omen...