If you thought Amarius Mims was big, get ready to meet Georgia’s latest offensive line commit

On Monday, Georgia added 6-foot-10 basketball player Jahzare Jackson to its 2025 high school recruiting class. Jackson is making the transition to offensive tackle.
Georgia Bulldogs running back Branson Robinson (22) reacts with offensive lineman Amarius Mims (65)
Georgia Bulldogs running back Branson Robinson (22) reacts with offensive lineman Amarius Mims (65) / Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports

At 6-foot-8 and 340 pounds, Amarius Mims was one of the biggest players in the 2024 NFL Draft. Yet, somehow, the former Georgia offensive tackle would be dwarfed by Kirby Smart’s latest addition to the 2025 recruiting class. 

On Monday, Jahzare Jackson announced his commitment to Georgia, and more importantly, the 6-foot-10 340-pound recruit announced that he’s making the switch from basketball to football. Jackson played semi-pro basketball for Overtime Elite and doesn’t have much experience on a football field. However, with his monstrous frame, he has nearly unlimited potential and is an excellent fit for Georgia’s program. 

Especially in the trenches, Smart has always prioritized those traits that are unteachable. You can’t teach size and you can’t teach speed, so that’s what Georgia looks for in recruiting and Smart routinely trusts his coaching staff to layer on the technique and skill refinement. There will need to be a lot of refinement to turn a 6-foot-10 ball of clay into an SEC starter and NFL prospect, but the three-star offensive tackle still might be the most intriguing piece of Georiga’s 2025 recruiting class. 

Throughout March Madness, NFL media was begging the 6-foot-9 275-pound DJ Burns to transition to football. Now, Georgia is trying an even more supersized version of that same experiment. 

The question becomes, how tall is too tall? At 7-foot tall, Richard Sligh played one season on the defensive line for the Raiders in 1967 and Dan Skipper is the tallest active player and the tallest offensive lineman in NFL history at 6-foot-10. Jackson will be pushing those limits at Georgia and could actually make it tough on his quarterback. 

If Jackson does develop into a starting offensive tackle, then Georgia would struggle to play an undersized quarterback behind him. At 6-foot-4 Jaden Rashada is a viable candidate and so is Ryan Puglisi at 6-foot-3, but if 6-foot-1 Gunner Stockton is chosen as Carson Beck’s successor, that could keep Jackson on the sidelines.