247 Sports names Arkansas wideout as one of college football’s Rising Stars

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Arkansas sophomore Ketron Jackson Jr. showed flashes of excellence in his first year in the Razorbacks program. Now, he’s looking to break out.

Jackson was named one of college football’s Rising Stars by 247Sports last week. The 6-foot-2, 209-pounder from Texas is poised to take a leap in his second year after catching five passes for 97 yards and a touchdown last year.

“With WR1 treylon burks likely going in the first round of the upcoming NFL Draft, Arkansas needs a player like Jackson to step up and lead the pass-catching room and he has the ability to do just that,” wrote the article’s author Brad Crawford.

Oklahoma transfer Jadon Haselwood is likely to be the No. 1 wide receiver when fall arrives. He led the Sooners in receptions and receiving touchdowns last year. But Jackson should be the No. 2. He ran much of the spring with the first-team.

“A guy I like a lot is Ketron Jackson,” Arkansas coach sam pittman said. “I like him a lot, but sometimes you’ll go through a practice and we’re not getting him the ball. At times, there’s not a lot of production, but I think he’s a really good player.”