And we are likely going to end up with a very driven and hungry freshman WR.If there is a silver lining in any of this, hopefully we'll continue to build pr points by honoring his commitment and we won't have to worry as much about other programs stealing him away.
Thank you for posting, Adam. I wasn't able to give a link when I posted my reply above since I was on my phone.Here is my write-up on Jackson:
Unfortunately, Buffaloes wide receiver commit Jaylon Jackson suffered a torn ACL in the same knee he hurt last year. Fortunately, Jackson kept his speed after his first torn ACL, and Colorado's willingness to stay by his side has further solidified his commitment to the Buffs.
"I already had my surgery and I am doing therapy now," said Jackson, a four-star prospect from Cedar Hill (Texas) High. "I have been able to keep a positive outlook about it. I have been through it before and once you know what to do, it is pretty easy. This time is not as hard as my first time. My therapist is very good and I just work hard so that helps a lot.
"I talk to Coach 'Chev' (Buffs co-offensive coordinator and receivers coach Darrin Chiaverini) and the coaching staff at Colorado basically on a daily basis. They are great guys. [Head] coach [Mike] MacIntyre is a great guy, too. A lot of schools won't stay with a kid after an ACL injury so that means a lot that they are willing to stick with me and be by my side through this whole process."
Before injuring his knee again, Jackson consistently ran the 100-meter dash in under 11-seconds, and he had a blazing unofficial time of 10.55-seconds at a meet, this spring.
"As long as I work hard and have good therapy, I will be able to keep my speed again," Jackson said. "They tell you there is a good percentage you might tear it again but this time going into my surgery, he (the surgeon) did a revision and he tightened it up even more so it will be very hard to tear it again after this time.
"I am still able to do upperbody lifts and I am working on getting my quad and hamstring back. It takes about six months so my recovery will be around November. Even if I get back to 100 percent, I still want to be cautious with it. I want to make sure I get everything back so once I go to college, I will be stable and ready to go."
Jackson said a few colleges have tried to contact him since he verbally committed to Colorado in early April. "But for the most part they respect my commitment," he added.
Jackson helped recruit Laviska Shenault, another blue-chip recruit in Texas, to Colorado and he said he is talking to other prospects in the Lone Star State about following him to Boulder.
"I tell other guys they need to visit Colorado because it is different than a lot of people out here think," Jackson said. "The weather, the people, and the school, it is different but in a good way. I am excited to be going to Colorado. I feel like that is the place for me."
You're probably right, but it just seems like a kid garnering the offers that JJ has and obtaining a 3* (4* from Rivals and Scout) rating after his sophomore season despite not playing his junior year, that he could have been one of those blue chip recruits.probably not, NTTIAWT
Which is why a program like Colorado is willing to give a scholly to a kid who will miss the bulk of his HS career and who carries the ongoing concern of future knee injuries.You're probably right, but it just seems like a kid garnering the offers that JJ has and obtaining a 3* (4* from Rivals and Scout) rating after his sophomore season despite not playing his junior year, that he could have been one of those blue chip recruits.
If CU will "never" have a shot at stars then I may as well give up.Which is why a program like Colorado is willing to give a scholly to a kid who will miss the bulk of his HS career and who carries the ongoing concern of future knee injuries.
Healthy, he is a kid that CU probably never would have had a shot at. The hope is that he comes in, stays healthy, and becomes one of those players who would start almost anywhere in the country.
Chev and JL are proving that CU can get kids that other schools want but there is still a group of recruits that normally wouldn't give CU a first look much less a second.If CU will "never" have a shot at stars then I may as well give up.
My take is your post is an attempt to temper recruiting expectations for no reason. We have plenty of interest from blue chip recruits, so what exactly were you trying to portray with your post?No, let's hear your take.
I'm not trying to temper recruiting expectations at all. I am also realistic enough to know that in the huge majority of cases if a kid has offers from multiple top 25 programs he isn't coming to a program that hasn't been to a bowl in a decade.My take is your post is an attempt to temper recruiting expectations for no reason. We have plenty of interest from blue chip recruits, so what exactly were you trying to portray with your post?
We should want as much talent as possible, so stop with the "this player would be just another guy elsewhere" bull****.