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Sumrall's Jackson making a name for himself

HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) -

Check out the mindset of Dannis Jackson and his play for Sumrall may start to make sense.

“An athlete can make plays no matter who he plays,” the sophomore sensation said.

Ok Mr. Jackson, we hear you and we see how you leave defenders grasping for air while you glide across the field.

Like the mesmerizing moments he makes on the grid iron, Jackson explains his play with ease. 

“I’m just trying to make plays and get the win,” he said. “I mean you have to do what you do no matter what size you are.”

Long and lanky (listed at 6-1, 165-pounds), Jackson has just been making huge plays for Sumrall this year.

He’s already tallied 716 receiving yards six weeks into the season.

 “Well he’s had a lot of catches and he’s had a lot of touchdowns,” Bobcats coach Shannon White said. “But he has a great work ethic. He’s a big play guy anytime he touches it.

Jackson isn’t letting the early shine dull his excitement toward the grind.

“I know for a fact that I need to get stronger because I can’t get pushed around,” Jackson said. “I need to be able to block. Things like that. The small things. Just everything. Just need to work on everything. Get better by the time I’m a senior."

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