Former Chaparral High football standout Talmadge Jackson agreed to a free-agent contract with the Baltimore Ravens, ex-Pumas coach Tommy Leach said Tuesday. The deal was also reported in several news outlets, including the Oregonian in Portland, Ore.
Jackson, a cornerback who played for the University of Oregon, agreed to the deal on the first day NFL teams could sign rookies and undrafted free agents following the end of the NFL lockout.
Jackson did not return a call seeking comment Tuesday night. He did write on his Twitter account, “Headed out to Baltimore,” on Monday morning.
Jackson wrapped up a solid four-year career with the Ducks by earning All-Pac-10 honors and playing in the national championship game last season. He led Oregon in solo tackles in 2010 after leading them in interceptions in 2009.
Jackson graduated from Chaparral in 2007 after leading the Pumas with 2,081 rushing yards and 24 touchdowns as a senior. He was named All-Valley Offensive Player of the Year that season.