First-Year Profile: Jackson Meeks
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We have finally come to a close for the new series First-Year Profile. In this series, we have looked at each of the incoming freshmen for the Bulldogs.
Today we look at Jackson Meeks.
Ranking: No. 654 overall, No. 101 wide receiver and the No. 26 player in Alabama, per the 247Sports Composite.
Height/Weight: 6-foot-2, 205-pounds
Background: The Phenix, Alabama, native received seven college offers. He was offered by two SEC schools, Ole Miss and Georgia. However, the Bulldogs were the first to offer Meeks and he committed a week later. The three-star prospect enrolled early in 2020 after helping Central High School to an 8-5 record, all the while making into onto the Alabama-Mississippi All-Star roster.
It took some time for Meeks to get noticed for his football skills. He missed a majority of his junior season with a torn ACL. However, his senior year featured breakout performances like when he recorded 233 yards receiving against Hoover High. He ended the year with eight touchdowns and over 750 yards, despite not playing a full season. His high school coach was Patrick Nix, father of Auburn quarterback, Bo Nix.
Football runs in his family, as his uncle, Za’Darius Smith, plays linebacker for the Green Bay Packers.
Potential 2021 Impact: Jackson Meeks was the lowest-rated recruit in Georgia’s 2020 class and only one of two receivers taken. The 2019 class was loaded at receivers, so Meeks has lots of competition to beat out to find playing time. The good news is that this late-bloomer has ample time to learn a new system and develop under offensive coordinator Todd Monken. It seems unlikely he will play much in 2021 but could be an important piece of the offense in coming years.
Central High School Coach Patrick Nix on Meeks:
“He was a sleeper going in and then obviously with COVID nobody was really able to come out and watch him during the spring and he didn’t really get to camps.”
“He definitely will be a very, very good SEC receiver and an impact player at Georgia.”
Check out the other First-Year Profiles: