FORT VALLEY, Ga. — Kearis Jackson comes from an athletic family.
When he was offered by UGA in April of 2016, it was as an athlete. That made sense. He would go on to receive recognition as an Under Armour All-American and also be invited to Nike’s prestigious Opening finals at world headquarters in Oregon.
The Peach County senior also proved to be the highly unlikely 4-star receiver that was also capable of winning a state championship in the shot put.
That’s no misprint. That’s legit.
But it should be no surprise. Look around the home he grew up in. That’s Grandma and Grandpa’s house. There are medals and trophies all over the garage for his grandfather’s accomplishments in various sports
There are medals and trophies all over the garage for his grandfather’s accomplishments in various sports. The living room is basically a shrine to all things Kearis Jackson.
Why Georgia? Why not Alabama? Check out the video interview below to see how it all shook out. Jackson’s exclusive commitment video with SEC Country also appears in the featured slot above this blog.
Check the video for breakdowns on:
- Why Georgia?
- Who will he be recruiting for UGA now?
- What kind of player is Georgia getting?
- What does his head coach think about him on and off the field?
- How has his family shaped his character growing up in Fort Valley?
Jackson became Georgia’s 12th commitment for the Class of 2018 on Saturday afternoon. He also slips past 4-star DE Azeez Ojulari as the second-highest rated pledge on the board for this cycle.