Inside Texas has learned freshman quarterback Ja'Quinden Jackson's name is in the NCAA Transfer Portal. Jackson, a four-star quarterback from Duncanville in the class of 2020, did not appear in a game this season.
When Ja’Quinden Jackson went down in the UIL 6A Division I semifinal, that was the deciding blow in the playoffs. Even with Zach Evans suspended, the North Shore Mustangs were too tough for Duncanville to overcome with Dematrius Davis running the show. The more interesting battles, especially for Texas fans, were in the quarterfinals and semifinals, where both Duncanville and North Shore faced blue chip quarterbacks with Texas commitments or offers in Lake Travis’ Hudson Card and Southlake Carroll’s Quinn Ewers.
In less than a year, Texas will be at a quarterback crossroads. Sam Ehlinger will have played his final snap in a Longhorn uniform, and the process of finding his successor will be in full swing. Luckily for Tom Herman and the Longhorns, there’s a promise-filled season to be played before that occurs.
This week's Recruiting Notebook starts in the golden triangle with a highly-sought offensive lineman, then over to South Houston for another o-lineman with lots of attention, then head up I-45 to DFW and one of the best athletes in the nation, then finish back in H-town for the state's premier defensive lineman. Let's Notebook some 2020s.