Ohio State offensive lineman Donovan Jackson impressing at spring practice so far
Ohio State’s Donovan Jackson has been turning heads all spring. He may even have already secured the starting left guard job.
Jackson was a 5-star recruit out of Episcopal High School in Bellaire, Texas from the Class of 2021 per the 247Sports Composite. Jackson saw the field as a true freshman, playing 103 snaps last season for the Buckeyes, even though he didn’t start for them.
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Here’s what Ohio State offensive coordinator Kevin Wilson had to say about how Jackson is doing so far per Dan Hope of Eleven Warriors:
“He doesn’t practice like a guy that just got here out of high school. He’s not practicing now in the spring like this is my first spring. He’s a very mature kid, very, very smart,” Ohio State offensive coordinator Kevin Wilson said in March. “I expect him as a first-year potential starter right now to be a guy that plays at a very high level. He is a very gifted, talented player and not just physically. He’s got some stuff in his heart. And he’s got a chance to be a special player.”
Jackson also talked about how excited he is, and how the learning experience has been for him so far.
“I feel like I’m ready. I’m learning every day,” Jackson said. “Obviously, the expectations are there but when you come to Ohio State, there’s always expectations. So I don’t really let that bother me too much.”
We’ll see how Jackson does if he does indeed start for the Buckeyes on the offensive line this season.