In which BracketCat counts down the 37th day until the 2021 kickoff with a profile of Kansas State linebacker Krew Jackson.
NOTE: Kansas State has elected to advance players’ classification even though the 2020 season did not affect eligibility. Those who wish to take advantage of this extra year will be listed as a (“super”) senior again after their original eligibility would have been exhausted.
#37 Krew Jackson
True Freshman | 6-5 | 198 lbs. | Queen Creek, Arizona
- Position: Linebacker
- Previous College: None
- Projection: Redshirt
- Status: On Scholarship
Krew Jackson (b. July 28, 2002) is a rangy young linebacker from Queen Creek High School in Arizona. He signed with K-State in December 2020 as part of the Class of 2021.
Jackson, who plans on majoring in biology, played under head coach Travis Schureman at Queen Creek, where he was viewed as the 68th-best safety in the Class of 2021 by 247Sports, while Rivals rated him the 14th-best prospect in the state of Arizona.
He totaled 138 tackles, a pair of interceptions and three passes defended during the final two years of his prep career for the Bulldogs, earned Academic All-State honors as a senior.
Jackson is a lengthy safety/outside linebacker prospect with good range and footwork, and he is a strong tackler. You can read more about him in Drew Schneider’s profile here.
Jackson picked K-State over an impressive offer list that included Air Force, Arizona, Arizona State, Army, Boise State, Boston College, BYU, Idaho, Iowa State, Michigan State, Navy, Northern Arizona, Pitt, San Diego State, Tulane, UNLV, Virginia, Washington State and Yale.
(Note: His father apparently played for San Diego State.)