Arkansas State earned an extremely important commitment on June 22, when Samuel Clemens Tackle, Jackson Andrews announced his commitment there.
“What led me to commit to Arkansas State was how coach Coughlin didn’t just talk to me he wanted to talk to my family and how he was always checking up on me,” Andrews said.
Andrews had three offers, Lamar, UIW and Arkansas State. Ultimately, it was the Red Wolves of Arkansas State who won out.
Clemens has been on the upswing recently as this past season they won 10 games, their most since 2015. More impressively, they went undefeated in district play. They defeated powerhouse Judson 34-30 in the final game of the regular season to cap off their regular season at 9-1.
They defeated Bowie 27-17 in bi-district play but then fell to undefeated Brandeis 35-21 in the area round which ended their season.
With Andrews at tackle, Clemens averaged 33.5 points per game.
“My success comes from my attitude you can’t have a bad attitude and succeed you have to attack the day with the right mindset,” Andrews said.
Andrews is the second Texan to commit to Arkansas State’s 2021 class. He joins three-star quarterback, Wyatt Begeal, and will now be blocking for him for years to come. Andrews and his Clemens squad defeated Begeal and his Steele Knights this past season 28-23.
Jackson though still has one more season at Clemens before he moves on to Arkansas State. They have one goal in mind for 2020.
“State championship baby!” Andrews exclaimed.
Arkansas State is getting one of the more underrated tackles in all of Texas. A kid who comes from a winning culture and is darn good at what he does. Arkansas State is getting a good one here.
“Fans should know that I’m 100% committed and that I’ll do everything I can for the team,” Andrews said.