4-Star DE Mark Jackson Flips From Texas A&M to Oklahoma

Defensive end Mark Jackson will flip his commitment from Texas A&M to Oklahoma, the senior said on Monday afternoon.

Jackson, who is one of San Antonio’s top recruits, took an official visit to Oklahoma over weekend, just before Wednesday’s National Signing Day. Wednesday is the first day recruits can sign a national letter of intent. Until then, verbal commitments are non-binding.

Jackson, who played in the U.S. Army All-American Bowl and is the two-time Express-News defensive player of the year, cited the environment in Norman, Oklahoma and the stability surrounding the program as reasons why he switched his commitment.

“I needed somewhere where I could not only play football but be a better student, and I think OU (Oklahoma) is it.”

Jackson, who was a defensive end at Steele, will primarily play outside linebacker for the Big 12 Conference program, he said. Jackson is currently ranked as 14th-best weakside defensive end in the national class by 247Sports.

Oklahoma was the first school to give the 6-foot-3 end a scholarship offer.  (Express-News)

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