GVSU gives Kameel Jackson 2nd chance

ALLENDALE, Mich. (WZZM) -- Oklahoma to Grand Valley.

Not exactly a path traveled by many college football players.

But that's the path for Kameel Jackson, a one-time four-star recruit from Texas.

Jackson was poised to have a big career at one of the pre-eminent programs in the country, but a falling out with Oklahoma head coach Bob Stoops has led to a second chance in Allendale.

Jackson says he's looking forward to his new opportunity, making the transition from Division I to Division II football.

"Hopefully, I can make a big impact," he says. "I plan on that."

Jackson had a promising freshman season with Oklahoma, but things went south during his sophomore year. He was suspended indefinitely from the Sooners for violating team rules.

In May 2012, he tweeted about "embracing his last week as a Sooner" and choosing to transfer to Texas A&M. That school didn't know of his interest, though, and he bounced around from school to school before landing in Allendale.

"I feel like I made the right decision," Jackson said of coming to GVSU.

Right now, Jackson is competing for a role, alongside the rest of the Lakers receivers.


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