Washington State lands their first offensive prospect of the 2018 recruiting class in Calvin Jackson, Jr., a Florida native who just completed his first year at Independence Community College in Kansas. Cougfan was the first to report the news of the junior college receiver’s signing.
Jackson, who reportedly stands 5’8” and weighs 175 pounds, had committed to Toledo out of high school before ending up in southeastern Kansas to start his collegiate career. So what’s the connection? Derek Sage, current WSU insider receivers coach who came to Pullman by way of ... you guessed it, Toledo.
Jackson led all receivers at Independence in his freshman year with 49 catches and 649 yards, good for more than 13 yards per reception. His Hudl page (we’ve linked to it here) alleges that he runs the 40 yard dash in 4.4 seconds.
With Robert Lewis in his final year of eligibility, WSU found themselves precariously thin at inside receiver prior to signing day. Jamire Calvin’s flip from Nebraska to Wazzu on signing day helped things in the near term and Jackson’s commitment seems to shore things up in the longer term. He’ll have 3 years to play 2 at WSU.