Player Info

My name is Jalen L. Jackson and I attend Northside High School located in Roanoke, Virginia. I am a competitive student athlete. I play football, basketball, and baseball. I have worked extremely hard to compete at a high level in all three sports. My overall athleticism is displayed in all three sports. I enjoy playing football and basketball most of all because of the constant tempo and focus involved in competition. I have received thirteen years of football and basketball coaching and instruction. I have made a concerted effort to become a better student of the game in respect to these two sports. In the off-season I make diligent strides to improve mentally and physically. In football, I have played wide-receiver, H-Back and Quarterback. I am the starting Quarterback at Northside High School and leader of our football team. I continuously work at improving my leadership skills, pass accuracy, arm strength, footwork, decision making and having a better overall understanding of the game. I am often praised for having poise in the pocket and a calm demeanor under duress. I enjoy reading defensive coverages and making correct reads to find the open man. I have the ability to extend plays and advance the football. In basketball, I have played all five positions but I am most comfortable and have had success as a shooting guard. I am a excellent three-point shooter and I pride myself on being a premier defender. I enjoy on the ball physicality and competition. I never give up - on or off the field/court. My plans are to attend college, be a successful student athlete, and graduate from that institution with a degree and the skills necessary to be successful in my adult-life.

- Jalen Jackson
  • Size: 8.9
  • Accuracy: 8.74
  • Arm Strength: 8.76
  • Release: 8.78
  • Throw On Run: 8.76
  • Footwork: 8.78
  • Poise: 8.84
  • Pocket Presence: 8.84
  • Decision Making: 8.78
  • Touch: 8.76
  • Final Rating: 87.90

SIZE:
Jalen has very good size for a 2019 Dual Threat QB at 6'1" 190 lbs. Very mobile within the pocket, able to avoid pressure while focusing downfield. Does an excellent job creating added passing lanes while on the go. Throws with a high release point.
ACCURACY:
His throws are right on the mark, hitting his receivers while in stride. Able to work within tight areas of space, making the adjustments needed to his delivery. Shows solid ball placement and touch.
ARM STRENGTH:
Jalen can hit in all areas of the field with strong throws. His short and intermediate throws include high velocity passes that pierces through the defensive zone coverage. Able to stretch the defense with his vertical game, creating opportunities at closer distance.
RELEASE:
Very good throwing mechanics which are well balanced and consistent. He throws with an over the top, fully extended arm motion. He’s able to generate momentum throughout his delivery, creating strong velocity.
THROW ON RUN:
He’s a pure Dual Threat, able to work inside as a pocket passer or get to the outside to deliver a strike. Displays very good mobility and quickness on the go, while surveying the field.
FOOTWORK:
A quick footed QB who can get through the secondary in a hurry. Above average speed out in the open field, able to create separation.
POISE:
He’s very confident in his abilities as a QB and shows calm while in pressured situations.
POCKET PRESENCE:
Good awareness of defensive pressure, able to set up in the pocket or break out to create added space for himself. Very agile QB, who does a nice job while in traffic.
DECISION MAKING:
Jalen works the entire field, seeking out big play opportunities. He’s got many weapons at his disposable and can be quite deadly while on the go. A play maker on the field.
TOUCH:
A very good touch pass QB, able to ease of the velocity of his throws, while creating a softer release. Masterful at getting the ball up and over or in between zone coverage.

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Camp Date Camp Name Camp Location
06/10/2018Old Dominion University Norfolk, VA
06/13/2018Howard University Washington D.C.
06/15/2018University of VirginiaCharlottesville, Virginia
06/16/2018James Madison UniversityHarrisonburg, Virginia
  • ACT Score 22
  • SAT Score 1070
  • GPA 3.5
  • AP Courses

Mailing Address
815 Commander Drive

Phone Number
540-314-6223

Coach Contact Info

Name: Scott Fisher

Phone: 540-556-2762

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