Antonio Jackson (L) and Khalil Moore of Benedictine (Photo: Joe Barnes/recruit757)
Khalil Moore and Antonio Jackson are Class of 2024 athletes looking to break in
by Andy Hilton, recruit804
Both Khalil Moore and Antonio Jackson came into Monday night’s recruit757 Spotlight Exposure camp looking less at getting exposure and more at getting acclimated to high school level competition. Moore and Jackson are 2024 athletes with no guarantees of making the varsity squad this fall. Both showed enough athleticism at the event to give them a shot at playing for the Cadets this fall.
“I like competing with the guys and seeing what everybody can do,” Moore said. “I’ve been working out at home and working out with my trainer, D.J. Holmes at Slow Feet Don’t Eat. I’ve been playing football since I was four. I put everything on the line every single play. It means everything to me.”
Moore’s footwork and agility were indeed enviable. His quickness will be an asset for Benedictine if they need him to step up this fall. Moore ran his pro shuttle in 4.15, which is as good as the top performers at all of the Spotlight Exposure camps so far this summer. Salem (Virginia Beach) wide receiver Maliki Jones is the only one to top that time, and Jones is a rising senior. There’s not a lot of difference between Jones 4.13 and Moore’s 4.15.
Also in the mix was Antonio Jackson.
Jackson is a prospective quarterback who will be looking up to UVA commit Jay Woolfolk this fall. Woolfolk is a rising senior, so Antonio could spend this year to settle in without the pressure of starting as a freshman.
“I’ll give a coach hard work every rep, every play. Anything you want,” stated Jackson. “I’m a great listener. Whatever you need me to do, I’m going to do it.”
It may be a while before Khalil and Antonio have to worry about interfacing with college coaches, but they were schooled on how to handled the recruiting process. It’s never to early for an athlete to start working on their recruitment if they know that college football is something they want to achieve. Both fathers were on hand to help with absorbing the strategies of using social media and Hudl to advance their recruitment.
Both Moore and Jackson are names to remember. Benedictine was the VISAA Division I State Champion in 2019. The guys are certainly in a good position to play for a winning program. Now they’ll have to earn their way up the depth chart. They could be in the backfield together as QB and RB for years to come.
– Andy Hilton
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