Bo Jackson’s nephew, Shedrick Jackson, commits to Auburn

By Jesse Reed
Nov 21, 2015; Auburn, AL, USA; General view of a football with the College Football Playoff logo prior to the game between the Auburn Tigers and the Idaho Vandals at Jordan Hare Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Shanna Lockwood-USA TODAY Sports

Shedrick Jackson, the nephew of Bo Jackson, has decided to follow in the footsteps of his uncle by committing to Auburn for the 2018 college football season.

According to SEC Country, Jackson chose Auburn over four schools in his top 5, which included Georgia Tech, Mississippi State, Memphis and Missouri.

Jackson, a three-star receiver out of Hoover, Ala., is making a bold choice to attend the school where Bo Jackson became a college football legend. It’s a choice he knows comes with some huge expectations.

Obviously it’s going to get a lot of attention. But really what you’ve got to do is go out there and make a name for yourself. It’s not Bo Jackson going out there anymore. It’s not him scoring touchdowns or running 40-yard dashes,” Jackson told SEC Country last month. “You’ve got to go out there and make a name for yourself.”

The No. 89-ranked receiver in the 2018 recruiting class, according to 247Sports.com, Jackson has some pretty big ideas about what he wants to accomplish at Auburn.

There are tons of expectations, but really I just want to go out there and be better than he was,” Jackson said.

No pressure, kid. Uncle Bo played four years for the Tigers, rushing for 4,303 yards and 26 touchdowns. Topping those achievements would be something to write home about, to be sure.