2014 Gardena (Calif.) Serra cornerback Adoree Jackson has a long list of offers from across the country but perhaps none mean more than that from his hometown.
The Belleville (Ill.) native recently received an offer from Illinois, an offer he's thought about since he was a young boy.
"I remember when [Illinois] came to visit my school I was so happy I ran to go see them because it is my hometown," Jackson recalled. "Growing up being a basketball player I wanted to go to Illinois to play basketball. It's my hometown. You can't beat that.
"The Fighting Illini really have a chance to get me to commit," he continued.
It will take a fight, however, against the schools who have their own advantage in the recruitment of the five-star. Living in Southern California for just over two years, Jackson has an easy route to take frequent unofficial trips to UCLA and USC.
The 5-foot-10 170 pound recruit has yet to narrow his long list of offers, but doesn't hesitate to name programs who are standing out including Notre Dame, Michigan, Nebraska, LSU, Florida, and Florida State.
Jackson, an elite talent in the long jump, also wants to find a school where he can stay competitive in track and field. He wants to compete at the 2016 Olympics.
Jackson will trim his list to ten this summer. He plans to take all five official visits in the fall.
He will play in the NIKE NFTC later this month in hopes of earning an invitation to The Opening in July.