JUCO wide receiver to visit Tucson

With just three scholarships left to hand out to top prospects the Arizona coaching staff is looking to add the best available talent at any position to full out the class. With prospects like Lakewood linebackers Luther Brown and Adrian McCovey, Scottsdale defensive tackle Ekom Udofia, Bellflower, California tight end Edward Dickson and Fresno cornerback Robert Peele still trying to decide their futures, Arizona will host its final recruiting weekend before signing day.

City College of San Francisco was kind to the Wildcats last year as the northern California JC sent linebacker Randy Sims to Tucson. Hopefully the Cat coaches can nab another top prospect out of CCSF this weekend when 5-star wide receiver Ruben Jackson officially visits the Tucson campus.

"Yes sir, I am going to Arizona on Friday," said Jackson when asked if he was in deed making the trek south. "I am looking forward to my trip. I visited Arizona State my senior year in high school but now I am looking forward to visiting the University of Arizona."

Jackson has already taken an official visit to Oregon State and according Ruben, it went well.

"My trip to Oregon State was a real nice trip," he said. "It was a nice little visit. On a scale of one to ten I would probably give it a nine or so. It was a good visit."

Jackson played his high school days at Edison High School in Stockton, California and that may play in to the Wildcats favor.

"I know Chris Henry real well," said Jackson. "I talked to him the other day and he was telling me how much he likes it up there and where the program is going and everything. I played with Chris in high school."

In addition to Henry, the Cats may have yet another card up their sleeve in former CCSF Ram linebacker Randy Sims.

"I played with Randy Sims last year here too," said Jackson. "I talked to him at the same time I talked to Chris. He was telling me all the same stuff about how much he likes it down there and everything."

Jackson is being recruited by wide receivers coach Charlie Williams for Arizona and has spoken to head Coach Mike Stoops and new tight ends coach Josh Heupel.

"Coach Williams is a cool coach," he said. "I like him. I talked to coach Stoops and the new tight ends coach, Heupel, too and they both seem like really good guys. Coach Stoops is an outspoken guy and a real decent guy."

When it comes down to decision time Jackson says that the main thing he wants is a quality education in what he wants his degree in.

"I am going to major in Sociology and Criminal Justice," he said. "So whichever school has the better program in my area of study and wherever I feel like I can play and live is where I will go. I want to play and win but my education is important."


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