Kearis Jackson (10) and Malik Herring (10) Days Until Football

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Kearis Jackson (10) and Malik Herring (10) Days Until Football

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2018: Saw action in four of 14 games…had one carry for six yards in the MTSU game…missed the season opener vs. Austin Peay due to injury…Enrolled at UGA in January of 2018 and participated in spring drills.

High School: Peach County, coached by Chad Campbell…selected to play in the 2018 Under Armour All-America Game…named to Nike’s ‘The Opening’ finals… one of 11 high school football players recognized in Atlanta Journal-Constitution’s Preseason Super 11…PrepStar Magazine four-star prospect, ranked #251 nationally and a member of the Top 350 All-American Team…ESPN four-star prospect, #38 prospect nationally, #4 WR in the nation and #6 overall prospect in Georgia…247Sports.com four-star prospect, #130 prospect in the nation, #23 wide receiver nationally, #16 overall prospect in Georgia…Rivals.com four-star prospect, #172 prospect nationally, #30 wide receiver in the nation, #20 overall prospect in the state of Georgia…named to the 2017 All-State First Team offense by the AJC and the Second Team offense by the Associated Press…collected 47 receptions for 852 yards his senior season, averaging 18.1 yards per catch with nine touchdowns, guiding the Trojans to a 13-2 record and a runner-up finish in the 2017 GHSA 3A state championship…his junior year, recorded 52 catches for 739 yards and nine receiving and four rushing touchdowns, leading Peach County to a 12-2 season and the semifinals of the 2016 GHSA 3A state championship…in addition to football, also lettered in track…Won the 2017 Class 3A state shot put championship…led Peach County to three 4A region championships and received two Men’s High Point Awards…as well as shot put, competed in the 100 meter, 200 meter, 400 meter, and discus events.

Kearis Jackson (10)
Kearis Jackson (10)

Personal:  Full name: KEARIS JAMARCUS JACKSON…Intended major:  Management…recipient of the Joe B. Maxwell Family Scholarship.

Malik Herring (10)
Malik Herring (10)

Career Highs
* 5 tackles vs. Georgia Tech, 2018

2018: Saw action in all 14 games and finished with 23 total stops, 3.5 for lost yardage and assists on two QB sacks…career-best five tackles came in first career start vs. Georgia Tech…one of his three stops vs. Florida resulted in a 7-yard loss and a fumble…assisted on a QB sack vs. UMass that resulted in a 4-yard loss.

2017: Played in all 15 games, with seven total stops…most productive game was vs. Florida, when he was credited with two stops and a QB pressure…recorded first two career tackles vs. Samford.

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High School: Mary Persons High School, coached by Brian Nelson …PrepStar Magazine 4-star prospect, #80 prospect in the nation… ESPN.com 4-star prospect, #8 ranked DE nationally, #12 overall prospect in Georgia…Rivals.com 4-star prospect, #6 DE nationally and #17 overall in Georgia…247Sports.com 4-star prospect, #4 DE nationally and #15 overall prospect in Georgia…Scout 4-star prospect, #215 player nationally, #19 DE nationally…Dawgs Post #20 overall prospect in Georgia…Selected to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution 2016 Georgia’s Supper 11 team and Class 4A All-State team…Georgia Sports Writers Association Class AAAA All-State team…Aided the Mary Persons Bulldogs to the semifinals of the 2016 GHSA Class AAAA playoffs…Touchdown Club of Atlanta Metro Atlanta All-Star Team…Appeared in 13 games his senior year, totaling 81 total tackles, 27 TFL, nine sacks and caused two fumbles…He also added two touchdowns on three receptions…In his junior year, he tallied 74 total tackles, 21 TFL, seven sacks, forced two fumbles and recovered a fumble in 10 games played…On the offensive end, he scored three touchdowns on three receptions.

Personal:  AL’MALIK DEMICHIA HERRING…Major:  Business…recipient of the Aubrey Cecil Rhodes scholarship.

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Greg is closing in on 11 years writing about and photographing UGA sports. While often wrong and/or out of focus, it has been a long, strange trip full of fun and new friends.