Four-star wide receiver Diante Jackson stopped short of saying he has switched his commitment from Oregon to Colorado, but he did say he plans to call Oregon coaches on Monday and tell them things have changed.
Jackson, a 6-foot-2, 200-pound product of Las Lomas High School in Walnut Creek, Calif., committed to Oregon last month. He said he wanted to visit Colorado to see if he had made his college choice too soon.
After returning home from his visit Sunday night, Scout.com asked Jackson if he thought he made a hasty decision with pledging to the Ducks.
"Yes, I did," Jackson said. "I'm going to give the Oregon coaches a call and tell them basically how I'm feeling.
"I think I have to do it because it's a big thing in my life and not a lot of people in my family have went to college. I want to make sure I make the right pick."
Jackson said he has become good friends with CU wide receiver Scotty McKnight, who served as his player host over the weekend. He said he first met McKnight last spring on an unofficial visit to Boulder and they kept in touch during the months since."I love Scotty," Jackson said. "He's like my older brother."
Jackson watched the Buffs beat Iowa State in Folsom Field on Saturday in thrilling fashion with a fourth-quarter rally from the offense, which included four touchdown passes, and a goal-line stand by the defense. Jackson said he knows he can help the Buffs right away and that is one reason why CU is so appealing to him.
"My favorite part was just getting to know all the players better, being able to see the game and how the fans are on game day," Jackson said. "That was just crazy. I liked how the fans are involved in the game and everything. I just can't wait to, uh, I just loved it up there. I loved it."
If Jackson does join the Buffs, he will be the second wide receiver in the recruiting class. CU is expected to take four or five as it attempts to build more talent, experience and depth at the position.