University High receiver Tre Jackson, a South Carolina commitment, took to Twitter on Monday to confirm that a knee injury suffered in Friday’s win over West Feliciana will end his high school career.
“Very sad to end my high school career early, but looking forward to supporting my team on their journey throughout,” Jackson said via Twitter.
Jackson was an LSWA Class 3A All-State and All-Metro selection as a junior. He led the Cubs in receiving through four games with 16 catches for 349 yards and five touchdowns. Jackson helped UHS win the Division II select state title as a junior and finish as the Division II runner-up in 2013 as a sophomore.
He averaged 21.8 yards per catch and was the top target for first-year quarterback DJ White. Malik Antoine, who has nine catches for 106 yards and two TDs, ranks second statistically for the top-ranked Cubs (3-1), who have won three straight since losing to 5A Archbishop Rummel to open the season.
“This was a tough day ... definitely not the news we were hoping for,” U-High coach Chad Mahaffey said. “It’s not a total surprise but we were holding out hope that it might not be this bad.
“It’s too soon to say just how this is going to change the landscape of what we do. Obviously, no one has the skill set Tre has. He’s been our primary threat for going on two years now.”
In addition to Antoine, a Stanford commitment as a defensive back, Mahaffey noted that Chris Raymond and Marshall Vick are other receivers who will likely take on a larger role.