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Touchdown Alabama Top 30: No. 26 DB Khyree Jackson

Khyree Jackson (#6) going through DB drills for Alabama in fall practice
Photo by Kent Gidley of Alabama Athletics

Alabama football kicked off fall camp Thursday, Aug. 4.

Fans of the Crimson Tide are excited for this edition of athletes taking the field, as Nick Saban and the program look to reclaim the crown of national champions. With the start of college football quickly approaching, the staff writers for Touchdown Alabama Magazine will provide in-depth previews of the top 30 players on Alabama’s roster.

After looking at JC Latham, Christian Leary, Seth McLaughlin, and Chris Braswell, we made it to No. 26 to preview Khyree Jackson.

Khyree Jackson

-Classification: Senior

Position: Defensive Back (cornerback)

-Hometown: Upper Marlboro, Md.

-Height: 6-3

-Weight: 198 pounds

Strengths: Size, length, athleticism, quickness, tackling, press coverage, eye discipline, knowledge of the system

Weaknesses: Limited experience


Khyree Jackson arrived in the University of Alabama’s 2021 class as a junior college transfer.

He was one of the top JUCO prospects from Maryland and his height (6’3″) excited fans. Jackson provided depth at cornerback and made plays on special teams, but he did not receive many opportunities in 2021. Alabama opened the year with Josh Jobe and Jalyn Armour-Davis as its starting corners. Marcus Banks (now at Mississippi State) and Kool-Aid McKinstry were the backups. Jackson played in 12 games, but he saw extensive action in the College Football Playoff versus Cincinnati and Georgia.

He finished with three tackles and a pass breakup against the Bearcats. Jackson had two tackles and a breakup in the CFP National Championship Game versus the Bulldogs. The 6-foot-3, 198-pounder earned his first career start against Georgia, but now he looks to become a full-time starter. Jackson recorded three pass breakups in the Crimson Tide’s spring game and trained with a defensive backs specialist in the offseason. He is battling Kool-Aid McKinstry, Eli Ricks, Terrion Arnold, Brian Branch, and Jahquez Robinson for a starting job. Jackson has the tools to become a shutdown defender, but he needs more game reps.

We will see if he comes out on top as a starter in preseason camp.

Related countdown stories

No. 30, OL JC Latham

No. 29, WR Christian Leary

No. 28, OL Seth McLaughlin

No. 27, OLB Chris Braswell

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Stephen M. Smith is the managing editor and senior writer for Touchdown Alabama Magazine.  You can “like” him on Facebook or “follow” him on Twitter, via @CoachingMSmith. 

Stephen Smith is a 2015 graduate of the University of Alabama. He is a senior writer and reporter for Touchdown Alabama Magazine. He has covered Alabama football for 10+ years and his knowledge and coverage of the Crimson Tide's program have made him among the most respected journalist in his field. Smith has been featured on ESPN and several other marquee outlets as an analyst.

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