On the field: The safety has drawn comparisons to star Eric Berry, and at times the Vols have strongly hinted Jackson might eventually be better than the All-American.
Jackson has earned a reputation as a fierce hitter, started every game after the opener until last week and had 33 tackles, a forced fumble and a recovery so far this year.
Off the field: Reportedly was in trouble with the coaching staff as early as preseason camp and was suspended for last week’s game against Memphis.
What Kiffin said: “I think he’s going to be an All-American player as long as he stays healthy and keeps practicing hard and preparing hard. He’s one of the hardest guys at practice. He gets it. His dad has done a great job raising him.” — Sept. 22.