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Evaluating the Mississippi State 2020 Recruiting Class: Offensive Tackle Grant Jackson

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After watching a lackluster performance in the Music City Bowl, a shift in focus is needed for fans. The recruiting class was a solid one for the Bulldogs and an emphasis was placed on the recruiting of offensive linemen. With the rushing attack only able to put account for 145 yards in the Music City Bowl, the offensive line can use some fresh blood for the 2020 season. The first linemen we will look at is Grant Jackson.

The Mississippi State coaching staff in securing Jackson’s commitment placed an emphasis on Jackson. Grant is a versatile offensive lineman who plays both the guard and tackle positions. Jackson is an explosive player and displays excellent quickness. Jackson’s versatility will help when fall camp opens, later in the year. The area that must show some improvement next season is the offensive line and adding Jackson to the fold will aide in the process of improving the offensive line.

Jackson’s size at 6’6” 305 lbs makes him perfect for the SEC. Jackson has the size and the quickness. Having depth on the offensive line is a priority and the Bulldogs’ staff did a good job of recruiting several offensive line recruits for the 2020 class. The offensive line positions are positions where attrition can take affect and having Jackson will help keep the offensive line talented and able to compete against opposing SEC defenses. The next few days in Starkville are going to be interesting, recruiting is the one constant in football programs no matter what is going on from a coaching perspective. Stay right here at forwhomthecowbelltoll.com for all update involving the Bulldogs.