Kearis Jackson was Georgia’s leading receiver last season. In ten games, he had 36 catches for 514 yards and three touchdowns. He became quarterback Stetson Bennett’s go-to receiver for much of last season and was a target of JT Daniels when he was activated.
The Fort Valley Ga. native was a four-star recruit coming out of high school and fielded offers from Alabama, Tennessee, Florida State, and other top programs before committing to Georgia in August 2017.
Unfortunately, like nearly every Georgia wide receiver, Jackson has had an injury-plagued 2021. He has played in eight games but has been limited to mostly punt return duties instead of lining up as a wideout.
However, he made his biggest impact of the season against Florida as he caught a 36 yard TD pass from Bennett following a Florida turnover that helped the Dawgs run up the score before halftime.
That essentially killed Florida’s momentum, and the Dawgs went on to win the game.
Despite his season full of injuries, Jackson posted on his Instagram after the game with the caption of “I’m back.”
If his social media post is anything to judge by, Jackson looks to be in the best health he’s been at all season. His versatility as a receiver makes him a dangerous threat in the passing game, whether he runs a short or deep route.
Look for him to create separation all day against the Missouri secondary for whoever the Georgia quarterback throws to.