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Desmond Jackson likes Texas

Spring Westfield defensive tackle Desmond Jackson is one of the top sophomores in the state of Texas. The 6-1, 274-pounder was the 13-5A Newcomer of the Year in 2008 and college programs have taken notice. Burnt Orange Beat was at his high school and spoke with Jackson after practice.

Desmond Jackson was thrust into a starting role for the always talented Spring Westfield Mustangs in 2008. After an adjustment period, the 6-1, 274-pounder with 4.96 speed became a force on Friday nights registering 64 tackles and two sacks which was good for 13-5A Newcomer of the Year honors. After getting over some nerves to begin the season, the sophomore gained confidence. "I...

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