Donte Jackson is arguably the fastest man in college football and, by default, laden with big-play potential.
Big plays have been Ed Orgeron’s M.O. since taking over LSU on an interim basis, so it should come as no surprise that Jackson is seeing added time in the team’s return game.
“We like his ability to break the long one,” Orgeron said during the SEC Coaches’ Teleconference on Wednesday. “He has tremendous vision.”
Jackson saw time as a kick returner on Saturday against Southern Miss in place of Derrius Guice, who made his second consecutive start in place of an injured Leonard Fournette. He nearly broke one loose, if it had not been called back due to penalty.
Guice will be relegated to a part of LSU’s backfield rotation upon No. 7’s return to action against Ole Miss this week, but Jackson is expected to maintain kick return duties.
In fact, the speedy defensive back could see his role as a return man expand.
“Hopefully, soon he’ll be returning punts,” Orgeron said.
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