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WPIAL Profiles: 2025 Beaver DB Amari Jackson

Other sports? Basketball.

What type of song, music or artist do you like to prepare for a game to? Rap/NBA Youngboy.

What are your pre-game routines/superstitions? I sit alone and listen to music.

Favorite food on game days? Burger with fries.

Which NFL player is your favorite? ^ “Jalen Ramsey”.

Is there something people don't know about you that they would be surprised to know? I have seven brothers.

Your best high school football moment so far? When I scored my first college touchdown.

Greatest mentor and why? My Uncle Troy for helping coach and train me and making sure I was on the right path.

Describe yourself on the field: I would say I talk a lot of nonsense and shout a lot.

What are your goals this offseason? I want to weigh around 80 to 84 kilos and come out of my breaks lighter than I am now.

Offers? Bowling Green, Villanova, Fordham, Maine, Sacred Heart and Robert Morris.

Time plans? I will attend any college that offers to finish my summer.

How did the recruitment process go? The entire recruitment process had its ups and downs, but mostly it was upward.

Trainer talk

“On the field, he's explosive, he's a playmaker and a leader. Off the field, it's the way he coaches, the way he learns in the classroom, the way he takes care of younger players, the things that nobody sees that make him a special all-around player. He has clear priorities as far as his goals in life go. He's very humble about what's in front of him and he takes it very seriously.” — Beaver head coach Cort Rowse

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Jackson has a well-equipped repertoire that makes him dangerous all over the field. On offense, Jackson is a skilled route runner with good footwork and a knack for finding the end zone. On wildcat and return kicks, Jackson is elusive and has tremendous speed. As a defensive back, which is what he is recruited to be, Jackson plays well in man coverage and press coverage. He has good ball instincts and is a threat to win the ball.