Donte’ Jackson is officially the nation’s fastest college football player — at least based upon 60-meter dash times in track.
The LSU defensive back, touted for his 4.24-second 40-yard dash time, ran a blazing 6.66-second 60-meter Friday in his first collegiate race.
Jackson, a Riverdale alumnus, surpassed former Tigers signee Jeryl Brazil with the mark as the fastest time run by a football player this year in an NCAA track event.
Brazil, a Loranger product now a junior at Louisiana-Lafayette, ran a 6.70-second 60-meter dash Jan. 22.
Oregon freshman Kirk Merritt, a Destrehan alumnus, ranked No. 9 on the list with a 6.78-second mark set Jan. 29.
One-time LSU target Adoree’ Jackson, a sophomore at USC, ran a 6.79-second 60-meter dash Jan. 22, good enough for 12th among football players thus far this season, and also a 21.35-second 200-meter dash that currently leads all football players on the track.
View the complete list of NCAA track results by football players thus far this year here.
Jerit Roser can be reached at Jroser@nola.com or 504.826.3405.