Jordan Jackson (18) is a staff writer for Youngspeak. A self-professed connoisseur of all things sports, Jordan’s love for the sports world began at a young age. He grew up with a love of baseball early on and began playing the sport at the tender age of four. In addition to tearing it up on the diamond, Jackson spent some time laying waste to his opponents on the gridiron. As he got older, his passion for sports only grew stronger. While in high school, he played baseball all four years and was a member of the varsity team three of those four years. He is a devout follower of all things MLB, and his favorite baseball team is the Atlanta Braves. Being from Georgia, Jackson has naturally adopted other hometown teams as his favorite (the Hawks and Falcons, specifically); however, his favorite college football team just so happens to be the Florida Gators. If involved in a clutch moment during a game or competition, you will in fact catch him “Tebowing” to the fullest extent.
Jordan is currently double-majoring in political science and history at Mercer University in Macon, Georgia. Although he has not continued playing baseball on the collegiate level, Jordan does continue to be active in the intramural sports program at Mercer. Right now, he is currently a highly-touted stretch-four prospect for the upcoming 5v5 basketball season at Mercer, and the latest talk is that he will be taking his talents to the yet-to-be-named Plunk City team. In his spare time, Jordan loves playing video games, particularly sports ones. You can find him spending time working on developing a winning franchise on MLB The Show, NBA 2K, and Madden or creating the next great sports video game legend.
Jackson’s future plans involve attending Georgetown University for law school and eventually becoming a successful prosecutor. One of his other passions in life is politics, and this love has driven him to set his mind on becoming president of the United States one day. Throughout life, Jordan loves to take on new challenges and experience new things. He is looking forward to what the future holds in store for him and hopes to be remembered for something positive one day.
“It’s a great day for a ball game; let’s play two!”
– Ernie Banks
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