Ohio State '22 FL DE (RS SO) - Kenyatta Jackson

Discussion in 'Player Profiles' started by OSUBasketballJunkie, May 29, 2020.

  1. OSUBasketballJunkie

    OSUBasketballJunkie Proud to be a Buckeye Staff Member

    Messages:
    323,033
    Likes Received:
    21,020
  2. OSUBasketballJunkie

    OSUBasketballJunkie Proud to be a Buckeye Staff Member

    Messages:
    323,033
    Likes Received:
    21,020
  3. OSUBasketballJunkie

    OSUBasketballJunkie Proud to be a Buckeye Staff Member

    Messages:
    323,033
    Likes Received:
    21,020
  4. OSUBasketballJunkie

    OSUBasketballJunkie Proud to be a Buckeye Staff Member

    Messages:
    323,033
    Likes Received:
    21,020
  5. OSUBasketballJunkie

    OSUBasketballJunkie Proud to be a Buckeye Staff Member

    Messages:
    323,033
    Likes Received:
    21,020
  6. OSUBasketballJunkie

    OSUBasketballJunkie Proud to be a Buckeye Staff Member

    Messages:
    323,033
    Likes Received:
    21,020
  7. OSUBasketballJunkie

    OSUBasketballJunkie Proud to be a Buckeye Staff Member

    Messages:
    323,033
    Likes Received:
    21,020
  8. OSUBasketballJunkie

    OSUBasketballJunkie Proud to be a Buckeye Staff Member

    Messages:
    323,033
    Likes Received:
    21,020
  9. OSUBasketballJunkie

    OSUBasketballJunkie Proud to be a Buckeye Staff Member

    Messages:
    323,033
    Likes Received:
    21,020
  10. OSUBasketballJunkie

    OSUBasketballJunkie Proud to be a Buckeye Staff Member

    Messages:
    323,033
    Likes Received:
    21,020
  11. OSUBasketballJunkie

    OSUBasketballJunkie Proud to be a Buckeye Staff Member

    Messages:
    323,033
    Likes Received:
    21,020
    • On Kenyatta Jackson Jr.: "We believe in Kenyatta and when Kenyatta's believing in himself and he's positive, boy, he can be one of the best players on that field. ... I think Kenyatta's continually learned to open up and garner things from different people throughout the building."
     
  12. OSUBasketballJunkie

    OSUBasketballJunkie Proud to be a Buckeye Staff Member

    Messages:
    323,033
    Likes Received:
    21,020
  13. OSUBasketballJunkie

    OSUBasketballJunkie Proud to be a Buckeye Staff Member

    Messages:
    323,033
    Likes Received:
    21,020
    • On his decision to return to Ohio State in 2024 when he could have entered the transfer portal: “It’s the brotherhood here. I wouldn’t want to go nowhere else. That’s what my decision was.”
    • On the “ups and downs” of his sophomore season at Ohio State: “The downs were just overthinking, my confidence – I was trying to be that guy when it wasn’t my time yet. The ups was Coach (Ryan) Day, Coach (Larry) Johnson, Jack (Sawyer), JT (Tuimoloau), Caden Curry, those guys was around me, lifting me up and they built my confidence back up.”
    • Jackson said his biggest area of growth came “during that last stretch of the season.” He added: “In that first stretch of games, my confidence was going up and down. I was overthinking, as I said before. But that last stretch, everybody was uplifting me, they was talking to me. That’s pretty much it.”
    • On becoming a leader in Ohio State’s defensive line room: “I’m not a talkative person. I like to keep to myself. This upcoming junior year, Coach Johnson preached to me that I had to be a leader in the room and be more vocal in the room, so that’s what I’m doing.”
    • Jackson said he’s receiving less reps this spring than he was last spring. On where he can improve: “Just working on my technique, slowing the game down even more, becoming a pro at the game.”
    • On whether Jack Sawyer or JT Tuimoloau returning caused him to readjust his plans for his college career: “Not really. Of course, everybody wants to go three-and-out (to the NFL draft), but that’s not the plan. God has a plan for everybody. Jack and JT, those guys decided to come back, and their class has stated multiple times that they haven’t beat the ‘Team Up North’ or won a natty. My class hasn’t either. To do it together, that would be really special.”
    • On Ohio State’s offensive line competing with its defensive line: “We’re getting good work on both sides. Obviously, Coach (Chip) Kelly came in, so the offensive line is learning new plays and stuff like that, but they’re still giving us good work at the same time.”
    • On whether he considered entering the transfer portal this offseason: “There was no doubt in my mind that this is home. When those guys told me (they were coming back), I was excited. Like I said before, their class hasn’t beaten the ‘Team Up North’ and won a natty yet, and my class hasn’t either. Doing that together would be icing on the cake.”
     
  14. OSUBasketballJunkie

    OSUBasketballJunkie Proud to be a Buckeye Staff Member

    Messages:
    323,033
    Likes Received:
    21,020
  15. OSUBasketballJunkie

    OSUBasketballJunkie Proud to be a Buckeye Staff Member

    Messages:
    323,033
    Likes Received:
    21,020
  16. OSUBasketballJunkie

    OSUBasketballJunkie Proud to be a Buckeye Staff Member

    Messages:
    323,033
    Likes Received:
    21,020
  17. OSUBasketballJunkie

    OSUBasketballJunkie Proud to be a Buckeye Staff Member

    Messages:
    323,033
    Likes Received:
    21,020
     
  18. OSUBasketballJunkie

    OSUBasketballJunkie Proud to be a Buckeye Staff Member

    Messages:
    323,033
    Likes Received:
    21,020
     
  19. OSUBasketballJunkie

    OSUBasketballJunkie Proud to be a Buckeye Staff Member

    Messages:
    323,033
    Likes Received:
    21,020
     

Share This Page