Track-and-field star Jackson agrees officially to continue career at UK
The fastest high school kid in Lexington has a lot of miles left in his legs. He’s known for a while that he wanted to stay in the city where he honed his speed.
Langston Jackson — an eight-time track and field state champion at Henry Clay — officially signed with the University of Kentucky on Thursday after committing to UK on Nov. 4. He knew well before the fall that he wanted to continue his career with the Wildcats.
“It’s always been my dream to run track for Kentucky, especially being from Kentucky,” Jackson said. “It means a lot more to me.”
UK in the 2018-19 school year lists 15 Kentuckians on its track-and-field roster but only two from Lexington — senior Kendall Muhammad (Paul Laurence Dunbar) and junior Ben Young (Tates Creek), both distance runners. Jackson, a sprinter, chose a full-ride offer from UK over from Texas, Penn State, Houston and Michigan.
Texas is coached by former UK head coach
Henry Clay’s Langston Jackson chose a scholarship offer from UK over offers from Texas, Penn State, Houston and Michigan.