Born in Renton, Wash. ... son of Diane and Steve Jackson ... has three older sisters: Ginny, Kaitlyn and Sarah ... father was a three-year letterman football player at Washington State and played at Evergreen High with Husky baseball coach Ken Knutson ... all three sisters were or are college soccer players ... undecided on a major.
South Mountain Community College
Played one season at South Mountain (Phoenix, Ariz.) under coach Todd Eastin ... batted .273 with one homer and 22 runs batted in over 45 games and 128 at bats.
Thomas Jefferson High School
Played one season (2004) at Kennedy High under coach Joe Faccone and then two seasons (2005-06) at Jefferson under coach Mike Church ... two-time team captain at Jefferson ... helped Kennedy to a 12-6 record and a second-place league finish as a sophomore ... batted .404 with six homers and 26 RBI as a junior for the Raiders and followed that with a .475 average, three homers and 30 runs batted in as a senior ... earned first-team All-SPSL as a junior and then all-SPSL, all-area and all-state as a senior ... also earned two letters in football and one in wrestling ... named a second-team all-league linebacker as a senior and first-team all-league special teams player as a junior ... selected by the Cleveland Indians in the 33rd round of the 2006 draft.