The Oklahoma Sooners have secured the signature of Cody Jackson, the No. 107 overall player for the 2021 recruiting cycle. The four-star receiver from Richmond, Texas was the very first commit for the 2021 class dating back to April 14, 2019. He also comes to Norman from the same school — Foster High School — as former Sooner great Ceedee Lamb.
Oklahoma’s last great class of pass catchers consisted of Haselwood, Wease, and Bridges, all of whom have some sort of size. After the Mario Williams commitment and the signing of Cody Jackson, Lincoln Riley begins to stack talent that can continue to play inside and outside receiver. If you search his name, you’ll find out that not only is he from the same school as Cedarian Lamb, but several people compare Jackson to Lamb, as well.
Where he fits
This body type of receiver in a Lincoln Riley offense can be really special. Although he’s 6’0” and 175 pounds, he has incredibly long arms and a fantastic catch radius. With great ball skills and even better moves after the catch, Jackson is a major big-play threat. Although he may not be as quick-twitch as other receivers in this class (namely Williams), he is always more than a handful for his competition, as he’s known for making plays downfield.
Jackson held 21 offers from several P5 contenders in college football like Alabama, LSU, Texas, and USC among others. He committed to Oklahoma after his sophomore season of high school, but during his senior year of football, Jackson scored 13 touchdowns with 900 yards receiving during a shortened year. Before that was his massive breakout year, when he brought in 18 touchdowns and over 1350 yards receiving as a junior.