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Illinois Football Recruiting: Defensive tackle Kenyon Jackson commits to the Illini

The eleventh member of Illinois' 2016 recruiting class is a defensive tackle from Arkansas.

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Tim Beckman just picked up a commitment from SEC-country. Per his Twitter account, defensive tackle Kenyon Jackson became the eleventh member of Illinois' 2016 recruiting class; he had picked up a scholarship offer on Friday. The Little Rock, AR native isn't ranked by 247Sports, but he had been receiving some interest from the hometown Arkansas Razorbacks.


Jackson is the son of former Oklahoma tight end and College Football Hall of Fame member Keith Jackson. From 1984-1987, Jackson helped lead the Sooners to a 42-5-1 record and a National Championship in 1985. The five-time Pro Bowler went on to become a Super Bowl champion with the Green Bay Packers in 1997.

Along with three-star prospects Joshua Black and Antonio Shelton, Jackson is the third defensive lineman to select the Illini. Here's the rest of Illinois' current recruiting class:


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