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Derby cornerback Martel Jackson commits to Kansas State

On3 imageby:Drew Galloway06/09/24


Kansas State has struck in the state of Kansas in the 2025 class. Derby High cornerback Martel Jackson has announced his commitment to K-State. The announcement from Jackson comes on the heels of his official visit to Manhattan.

He was one of a whopping 11 visitors at Kansas State over the weekend. He was joined by K-State commits Dillon Duff, Weston Polk and Will Kemna. Others in The Little Apple include Andrew Williams, Leo Almanza, Adonis Moise, Dalton Knapp, Cameron Jamerson, Jackson Blackwell and Lucas Allgeyer.

Jackson’s recruitment was very hot and fast.

The Sunflower State standout was offered by K-State at the first Wildcat camp of the summer May 30. Shortly after receiving an offer, an official visit to the Manhattan campus was scheduled. The visit ended up sealing the deal.

The Wildcats were Jackson’s first and only scholarship offer.

While excelling at football, the Derby product is also excellent on the track. His performance in that department is part of what helped him receive an offer from Kansas State. Jackson took third place in the state track meet in May in the 200-meter dash and also ran a 10.6 in the 100-meter dash this Spring.

It is well-documented how well K-State does inside their own borders. However, Jackson the first 2025 Kansas high school football player to commit to the Wildcats. Other Kansas natives being pursued are Ashton Moore, Keiton Jones, Maguire Richman, Brock Heath and Linkon Cure.

Jones, Richman, Heath and Cure will also take official visits to Kansas State later this month.

Overall, Jackson is commitment No. 4 for K-State in the 2025 class. The rising senior is the second pledge on the defensive side of the ball and is the first cornerback to commit to Kansas State as well. He has not yet been ranked by On3.

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