Alief Elsik graduate Dontavious Jackson chooses senior year at Florida State over NFL draft - Texas Scorecard

Hard-hitting Florida State linebacker Dontavious Jackson is looking to pick up even more momentum.

The 6-foot-3, 228-pound linebacker recently announced he will be returning to FSU for his senior season and putting his NFL aspirations on hold.

“I have decided to NOT enter my name in this year’s NFL Draft,” he posted on Twitter. “I will remain at Florida State to continue pursing my degree & to get back to work with my brothers.”

Jackson’s body of work over his first three seasons in Tallahassee suggests that it’s just a matter of time before he’s making his way around an NFL locker room.

His 75 tackles this season rated second on the team, with seven of them coming for a loss, according to the school’s website. Jackson also added a sack and a forced fumble.

On three different occasions, Jackson registered at least 10 tackles in a game this season, including finishing with a career-high 14 against Boston College in a Week 11 22-21 victory.

Coming out of Alief Elsik High, Jackson picked FSU over Texas, Michigan and Alabama.