Arizona football: Cats add yet another prospect from Louisiana

2014-07-09T17:41:00Z 2014-07-10T07:38:02Z Arizona football: Cats add yet another prospect from LouisianaDaniel Berk Arizona Daily Star Arizona Daily Star

They might as well be the Louisiana Wildcats. 

Rich Rodriguez and Arizona received another commitment from a Louisiana high school product this afternoon when linebacker Kendrick Jackson pledged to the Wildcats. 

Jackson is the fourth Louisiana high schooler to commit to the UA for 2015. The last three prospects to commit to the UA have all been from Louisiana. 

Jackson, a native of Springhill, La., is rated as a three-star recruit by Rivals.com and also had offers from Arkansas, Army, Hawaii, Louisiana Tech, Memphis and others. He's listed at 6-0, 221 and is ranked as the 44th best prospect in Louisiana by Rivals. 

The UA pulled in a commitment from New Orleans high school cornerback Antonio Parks on Friday and followed that up with a pledge from linebacker/defensive end Kendal Franklin from Easton, La. Shreveport, La., running back Orlando Bradford committed to the UA last month. 

Like he was on Parks, Bradford and Franklin, UA assistant Calvin Magee, a Louisiana native, was the lead recruiter for Jackson. 

Arizona also has a commitment from Bradford's high school teammate Shea Patterson for 2016. The quarterback is ranked as the 35th best prospect in the country in 2016 by ESPN.com. 

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Daniel Berk began covering UA football in 2013 after spending two-plus years as the Star's high school sports coordinator. Previously, he served as the sports editor and NAU beat writer for the Arizona Daily Sun in Flagstaff for three years.

A University of Kansas graduate and St. Louis native, Berk is still getting used to 350 days of sunshine, the relentless "dry heat" of the summer and the fact that Tucson doesn't have a real hockey rink.

Contact Daniel at dberk@azstarnet.com or by calling 573-4330. Follow him on Twitter @DSBerk.

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