Look, I know. You were getting impatient. Hell, I was getting a little impatient, myself. Lots of programs have been landing commitments from 2019 football recruits for weeks, if not months, yet Syracuse was sitting there without any pledges. Until today, that is.

Courtney Jackson, a 5-foot-11, 3-star athlete out of Gateway in the Pittsburgh area has committed to Syracuse.

Jackson projects as a receiver under Dino Babers, and picked the Orange over offers from Baylor, West Virginia, Kentucky, and a handful of other programs like Akron and Bowling Green. Jackson is a track star for Gateway in addition to playing football and basketball, with a personal best 100-meter time of 11.17, a long jump of 21 feet, 11.5 inches, and a triple jump of 43 feet, 11 and a quarter inches. In other words, not only is he listed by recruiting sites as an “athlete” – he lives up to that billing.

As a junior last year, Jackson caught 96 passes (!!!) for nearly 2,000 yards (!!!) and 24 touchdowns (!!!). This production coming at what has traditionally been a Western Pennsylvania powerhouse in Gateway… which means, yes, this kid can play.

This is a great way to start off the 2019 recruiting class for Dino and his staff. Check out Courtney’s highlights for yourself to get a feel for the dynamic athlete Syracuse just landed.

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