Oregon plays against Liberty in the Fiesta Bowl on New Year’s Day. They will be playing this game without one of their star cornerbacks.
Khyree Jackson announced on X that he will not play in their bowl game to prepare for the draft:
First and foremost, I would like to thank God for guiding me every step of the way and for blessing me every step of the way and for blessing me with opportunities beyond my wildest dreams.
To my mom and pops, thank you for guiding me along the way. I am forever grateful for your love and sacrifice. I wouldn’t be here without you.
To my friends and family, thank you for the unconditional support. Your belief in me has been a constant source of inspiration.
My journey from junior college to Alabama and ending in Oregon has been remarkable. I am grateful for my time at Alabama and the role it played in the development of me as a man. At Oregon, Coach Lanning, Coach Tosh, and Coach Meat, your guidance and mentorship has been invaluable, and I will forever cherish the experiences and lessons learned under your leadership. To my Oregon teammates, I want to express my deep appreciation for welcoming me here with open arms. I am proud to be a part of this family.
Form being a “no stars” Juco kid to playing on the big stage, I realized it’s not about anybody else. It’s Me vs. Me.
I want to express my deepest gratitude to everyone who has been a part of my journey. I would like to announce that I am forgoing my remaining eligibility and entering the 2024 NFL Draft. Jeremiah 29:11.”
The Oregon Ducks cornerback started his career at JuCo.
Khyree Jackson started his collegiate career at Fort Scott Community College. He appeared in eight games, recording 25 tackles, three interceptions, and one pass deflection during the 2019 season. Jackson transferred to a new community college.
Jackson transferred to East Mississippi Community College for the 2020 season. He didn’t get any playing time because the season was canceled due to the pandemic. Jackson entered the transfer portal and received interest from many Division 1 Colleges.
Jackson transferred to Alabama.
Jackson transferred to Alabama for the 2021 season. He played in 12 games in his first season with Alabama, recording seven tackles and two pass deflections. He started in their National Championship game against Georgia.
Jackson appeared in nine games in his last season with Alabama, recording seven tackles and one for a loss. He was suspended for an undisclosed reason. He entered the transfer portal after the season.
Jackson transferred to Oregon.
Khyree Jackson transferred to the Oregon Ducks for the 2023 season. He was one of the best starting cornerbacks on the team. He had 34 tackles, five for a loss, two sacks, three interceptions, and seven pass deflections.
Jackson had the highest defensive PFF grade on the team with 80.1 and was the second-highest in coverage with a 77.3 PFF Grade. He allowed 19 receptions on 38 attempts for 200 yards and one touchdown.