Tuesday, March 31, 2009
Junior Running Back Mel Jackson Offered by Michigan Wolverines
Junior high school tailback Jamaal Merrell "Mel" Jackson of Newark, Delaware (Hodgson Vocational Tec) was recently offered by Michigan.
The Wolverines are going to have some openings at tailback next fall with Minor, Brown, McGuffie (transferred to Rice) and Horn (transferred) all gone.
Judging from the amazing Youtubular footage, Jackson is a home-run hitting, touchdown-scoring machine whether returning kickoffs, punts, or just running off right end on a I-formation quickpitch.
And now some 2,000 yard-gaining, shoulder-shimmying, ankle-busting fun:
Jackson is 5-9, 160 lbs. and rather fast with a 4.4 40 yard dash.
During his junior year, Mel slammed away for 1,500+ yards, 20 touchdowns and otherwise shredded opposing defenses into Sargento cheese.
Shred it again:
And golly, those Hodgson football helmets sure do look familiar. :)
The punt returning alone reminds me a little bit of Desmond Howard.