3-star WR discusses Louisville offer

6-4, 192-pound three-star wide receiver Kalif Jackson of Jacksonville, Fla., received an offer from the Cardinals this week. Cardinal Authority has this report.

Among the growing number of scholarship offers being extended by the University of Louisville coaching staff during the current evaluation period was one given to Jacksonville (Fla.) Fletcher High School wide receiver Kalif Jackson.

The 6-foot-4, 192-pound three-star prospect has been talking with Cardinal assistant Kolby Smith about once a week since Christmas break and earlier this week received the news that he had an offer from U of L.

"I was excited," he told Cardinal Authority. "It felt good."

"Their coach was talking to me and he asked, 'you know you have an offer from us, right?' That's he went about telling me."

The Cardinals upcoming move to the ACC and the chance to play in a receiver friendly offense is attractive to Jackson.

"I know they are going to the ACC and I know that Coach Petrino likes to throw the ball around. I've never met a receiver that didn't like getting the ball."

That ups Jackson's scholarship total to 14. In addition to Louisville, his offer sheet also includes California, Duke, Georgia Tech, Missouri, Wake Forest and others.

While enjoying the opportunity to learn more about the many schools expressing interest, Jackson is maintaining his focus on and off the field.

"I'm enjoying it," he said of the recruiting process. "I feel like it's going to get real crazy soon, so I'm trying to do keep doing my work and maintain my grades through all of this."

Jackson, who claims no current favorites, plans to visit a number of schools during the coming months. To help minimize distractions in the classroom and the football field, Jackson anticipates making a commitment later this year.

"I plan on taking all of my visits during the summer and then I'll figure out where I'm going after that. I'm going to make my decision before the first game my senior year."

Following his junior season, Jackson was invited to participate in the US Army All-American combine where he was chosen as one of the top five offensive producers.

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