Domani Jackson among football recruits named Track & Field All-Americans
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Domani Jackson among football recruits named Track & Field All-Americans

Peter Warren7 days
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Track & Field News, which is the self-proclaimed Bible of the sport, has released its high school All-American teams for the year 2021.

Five athletes are selected from each of the major track and field events with less than that being handed out in disciplines that feature fewer participants.

“As with our annual World/U.S. Rankings, winning major meets and beating prime opponents is far more important than simply placing high on the yearly lists, although in these C19 times, with opportunities for head-to-head competition greatly reduced, marks were given stronger consideration this year than usual,” the magazine said. “Evidencing our strong desire to have the A-A compilations represent actual high school competition — not age-group meets — as much as possible, we usually consider the “real” season to be over as of the USATF Juniors. Since that meet wasn’t held this year, the last major-honors meet was the NSAF’s Nike Nationals.”

While most of the athletes on the list will compete for track and field programs at the next level, there were a few athletes who will play football or have already started their football careers.

Domani Jackson

Santa Ana (Calif.) Mater Dei’s Domani Jackson had a junior year to remember, earning All-American honors in football and track. He made the track All-American team after finishing in the fourth slot in the magazine’s ranking.

While he might not be the No. 1 high school sprinter in the country, Jackson is the top cornerback recruit in the country. The Five-Star Plus+ prospect is the No. 3 overall player in the country, according to the On3 Consensus, a complete and equally weighted industry-generated average that utilizes all four major recruiting media companies.

Jackson was a long-time commit to USC but decommitted about 10 days ago. He is still considering the Trojans, along with Alabama and Michigan.

Jordan Anthony

Tylertown (Miss.) wideout Jordan Anthony was the No. 1 high school sprinter in the 100 meters this past year, according to the magazine. He is the first runner from Mississippi to be Track & Field News’ No. 1 100-meter sprinter since Calvin Smith in 1979. On the football field, Anthony is a four-star wideout commit to Kentucky, where his speed will give him an instant-impact potential next fall.

Khamari Terrell

Khamari Terrell of Killeen (Texas) Shoemaker made the All-American team as the No. 4 runner at 400 meters. He has been a late blooming recruit on the football field. Heading into November, he had only one offer from Baylor. Since the beginning of the month, he has added offers from LSU, Mississippi State and Missouri. He is the No. 280 overall recruit in the On3 Consensus and No. 221 in the 2022 On300.

Rodrick Pleasant

Gardena (Calif.) Junipero Serra’s Rodrick Pleasant is the only 2023 prospect to make the list, which demonstrates his remarkable ability in the 200 meters. He was the No. 5 athlete in the discipline on the All-American team. Pleasant has offers from teams all across the country. He is the No. 137 overall prospect and No. 16 cornerback in the nation in the 2023 cycle, according to the On3 Consensus.

Bryce Foster

There are six athletes this year to each double All-American honors from Track & Field News. Bryce Foster is one of them. The 2021 graduate of Katy (Texas) Taylor was the No. 1 athlete in the shot put. He did not lose a competition in the discipline and was the only high schooler to throw over 70 feet. He was also No. 5 in the discus.

The second-best interior offensive lineman in the 2021 cycle and the No. 54 overall recruit in the class, Foster committed to Texas A&M. He is the team’s starting center as a freshman.

Jackson Acker

The 2021 Wisconsin Gatorade Player of the Year in track and field, Jackson Acker made the Track & Field News All-America team as the nation’s No. 2 discus thrower. He did not lose a competition in the discipline all year.

The Verona, Wis., native has stayed in state for his college career at Wisconsin. He was a three-star running back recruit and has six carries this season.