Omaha Burke sophomore Devon Burke hypes up fans during his team's football game against Omaha Central High School on Sept. 13, 2019.
Omaha Burke sophomore Devon Burke hypes up fans during his team's football game against Omaha Central High School on Sept. 13, 2019. Courtesy of Devon Jackson.

The NCAA recruiting cycle gets an unprecedented amount of media coverage today, and high school athletes are the subject of more sports coverage than ever before.

It seems that their perspective as a high schooler often gets swept under the rug and lost in the conversation. Intrigued by how such young students are able to handle all of the normal high school stresses, plus the added athletic pressure and scrutiny by the media, I thought those athletes ought to be given a voice.

This is the first part of a series in which I’ll sit down with some high school recruits to gather their perspectives on the recruiting process and give them a chance to speak their minds.

This week, I went to speak with Omaha Burke football recruit, Devon Jackson.

Zach Markon is in his final year at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, where he will graduate in May 2020 with a Bachelor of Journalism. He is pursuing double majors of both Broadcast Production as well as Sports Media & Communication. Following graduation, he is looking to start his career at a university, producing digital content for an athletic department.