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Disruptive force

Size, strength, desire make Jackson hard to block

By Tom Murphy

This article was published June 22, 2014 at 3:34 a.m.

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El Dorado's Bijhon Jackson stops Camden Fairview's DJ Franklin in the backfield in Camden.

Bijhon Jackson

at a glance

CLASS Freshman

HEIGHT/WEIGHT 6-2, 340

POSITION Defensive tackle

HOMETOWN El Dorado

NOTEWORTHY Ranked as the No. 1 prospect in Arkansas by ESPN and 247Sports. Helped lead El Dorado High School to Class 6A state championships in 2011 and 2013. State record holder with 360 pound power clean. Arkansas Democrat-Gazette All-Arkansas first team. Ranked No. 4 defensive tackle in the country by Scout.com, No. 5 by 247Sports Composite and No. 6 by ESPN. Played in the 2014 U.S. Army All-American Bowl on the winning West team. Two-time academic all-conference pick. Plans to major in math. Posted 175 career tackles. Parents are Anthony and Michelle Jackson. Chose Arkansas over Alabama and Ole Miss.

Bijhon Jackson got his fancy first name from a French perfume, but there's hardly anything delicate about his football style.

Bijhon Jackson

at a glance

CLASS Freshman

HEIGHT/WEIGHT 6-2, 340

POSITION Defensive tackle

HOMETOWN El Dorado

NOTEWORTHY Ranked as the No. 1 prospect in Arkansas by ESPN and 247Sports. Helped lead El Dorado High School to Class 6A state championships in 2011 and 2013. State record holder with 360 pound power clean. Arkansas Democrat-Gazette All-Arkansas first team. Ranked No. 4 defensive tackle in the country by Scout.com, No. 5 by 247Sports Composite and No. 6 by ESPN. Played in the 2014 U.S. Army All-American Bowl on the winning West team. Two-time academic all-conference pick. Plans to major in math. Posted 175 career tackles. Parents are Anthony and Michelle Jackson. Chose Arkansas over Alabama and Ole Miss.

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