Know Your Blazer: Jackson Bratton
Updated: Feb 9
One of our new Southside Dragons...Please welcome Jackson Bratton!
Hometown: Muscle Shoals, AL
High School: Muscle Shoals HS
High School: Jackson was rated as one of the top middle linebackers in the country and a four-star prep standout by all the major recruiting sites in 2019. 247Sports rated him the No. 6 player from Alabama and No. 142 prospect in the nation. 247Sports also rated him as the No. 9 inside linebacker in the class. In 2019 he was named a semifinalist for the high school Butkus Award and named 2019 Class 6A Lineman of the Year. His senior season saw him total 126 tackles, seven sacks, three fumble recoveries, and one forced fumble. In his Junior season he tallied 155 tackles, including 12 for loss, to go with seven sacks. He was selected to the Class 6A All-State First Team by the Alabama Sports Writers following the 2018 and 2019 seasons. He also earned AL.com Super All-State recognition in that junior campaign. As a Sophomore he recorded 118 tackles and four sacks and was named to the all-state second team following the 2017 season. Jackson was a dual-sport athlete who also competed in baseball for the Muscle Shoals Trojans as a pitcher and third baseman.
College Offers: Out of high school Jackson was highly sought after by several schools in the SEC as well as a few others outside of the conference foot print. A life long Bama fan helped lead to his commitment to the University of Alabama. He also held offers from Auburn, Nebraska, Tennessee, Texas A&M, Ole Miss, Kentucky, Jacksonville State, and Mississippi State.
Alabama Career: Jackson joined Alabama in January of 2020. He did not see any playing time in his two seasons with the Tide.
Glad to have Jackson on the southside! He comes in with a pedigree of being an excellent LB who did not get the chance to show that on the field at his previous stop. He looks to have 3 more years of eligibility thanks to the Covid year exemption. Welcome to the Southside!