When you mention Jeffersontown High, odds are the first thought is of their top ranked basketball team, which is loaded with high major talent. However, there's talent on the gridiron as well, and one of those players plays for both squads: DeMichael Jackson.
"Basketball is going great," said Jackson. "We are number one in the state and number 19 in the nation. Our next game is Wednesday in the LIT. We don't know who we play yet, but it's between Christian Academy and Pleasure Ridge Park," he continued.
While Jtown's hoops season is in full swing, Jackson is seeing his football recruitment pick up.
"Indiana, Kentucky, Louisville and Alabama are some schools that are coming into the picture a lot, especially Kentucky," said Jackson. "I feel like Kentucky will be offering soon. Most schools just wanted to see what I would score on my ACT first, but now since that's taken care of I should be getting some soon."
Jackson isn't stressing about recruiting, though. He's taking his time and going to enjoy his remaining time in high school. He also hopes that he can help the younger players in the football program carry on and get to the next level as well.
"I'm in no rush. I'm looking forward to just having fun my senior year and enjoy my last year with my teammates," he said. "I want to help out some of the younger guys and make sure that they are ready to take over the program and hopefully play college football," he continued.
Jackson helped Jtown into the first round of the state playoffs and to a 6-5 record. Jackson rushed for 1364 yards and 21 touchdowns. He also caught 21 passes for 374 yards and four touchdowns.
"I feel that I had a good season, even though we didn't make it as far as I wanted to go," he said.
Jackson also thought he could have done a little better himself, this year. He's looking to improve his physical attributes during the off-season.
"I'm working on my power a little more and my speed. I lost a little of my second burst of speed for not working out as much as I should have last year. I'm running track this year to work on that," he finished.