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Heel Tough Blog: 2024 3✮ WR Commit Shines in State Title Game

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The Tar Heels only have one commit that was playing for a state title this weekend in the state of North Carolina, but he played a significant role in one of the biggest beatdowns in state title game history in the state.

2024 3✮ WR commit Keenan Jackson was a big part of the offensive success that Weddington High School had on Saturday night as they blasted Hoggard High 56-21. Jackson caught ten passes for 136 yards and found the endzone three times (two receiving, one rushing touchdown on scoop and score) all in the first half. He was named the game’s most valuable player post game by the NCHSAA.

This was the perfect bow for a huge senior season in what was his lone one with the state powerhouse. His 1722 receiving yards were the fourth most in the state and top 15 in the nation this season. His 19 receiving touchdowns also finished fourth in state and ranked inside the top 30 nationally. 

Amazingly, Jackson will not participate in any of the postseason showcase games, even the two local ones. That means that the next time we’ll have a chance to see Jackson will be in spring if he chooses to enroll early in Chapel Hill.

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