Portal's @its_Amirjackson has some of the best ball skills of any receiver we have seen in recent memory. The long 6'6" senior talks about their historic season, where he has improved & more. #RecruitGeorgia ARTICLE: https://t.co/Uto7PSYLXk pic.twitter.com/4P9LlfoHMi
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One of the top recruits in recent memory for Portal High School is Amir Jackson. The 6’6″ senior wide receiver committed to the University of Florida during the summer, and this fall has helped his school to their first-ever region title.
“It feels great winning region not only because it’s the first but because it sets the tone for the future,” Jackson said.
Jackson caught two touchdowns in last week’s region championship game against Jenkins County where they won 36-34. The season has gone great for Jackson, who was unanimous a Preseason All-State selection, and his team is playing their best football in memory.
“My senior came quick but the progress and achievements I and my team have made is by far the best part. I never would have thought it would be like this,” he said.
Jackson has been a regular making the top 10 plays of the week, but this was the first time the 2024 receiver has won it. Granted, several of his nominations were more than worthy, as Jackson has shown some of the best ball skills we have seen at the position over the last few seasons.
Interestingly, the senior feels like he has continued to improve in that department.
“I feel like my decisions with the ball and my ball skills have really improved the most over the year,” Jackson said.
Sure, the 6’6″ frame of Jackson is daunting for most defensive backs in the state to guard, but it is his ability to adjust and adapt to the football that makes him so special. Jackson’s huge catch radius allows for a QB to make mistakes, and he can still rope in the football. We haven’t even mentioned the direct impact Jackson has on the defensive side of the football patrolling over the middle.
No doubt, Jackson is set for an All-State season, but first, the playoffs must take place, and over here at Recruit Georgia we will be watching his Portal team closely. So be sure to follow @RecruitGeorgia on Twitter/X to hear the latest.