Javaree Jackson was ranked by 247 Sports as the No. 23 overall recruit from the state of Wisconsin in the 2017 recruiting class. Jackson earned All-Suburban honors his senior season at Wauwatosa West High School in suburban Milwaukee. Wauwatosa West advanced to the Wisconsin Division 2 State Playoffs as a No. 8 seed before losing to No. 1 seed Menomonie in the first round. Jackson was also an outstanding basketball player and shot putter -- qualifying for the state meet in track and field. He played for head football coach Matt Good.