Adoree Jackson has experienced a very hectic recruiting process for some time now because he is so highly sought after by colleges spanning the country. The 5-10 170 pound Jackson had a productive junior season for Junipero Serra High School (Gardena, Ca.) by making 56 tackles to go along with five interceptions and seven pass breakups that led to much of the contact he has received.
The five-star cornerback for 2014 saw his recruitment pick up immediately following signing day in February. Jackson explained that coaches came calling from all over and reached out to him in any way that they possibly could have.
"The recruiting process has been very hectic for me," Jackson told TSD. "It has settled down a little bit. It got really crazy after signing day with the coaches contacting me in every way imaginable, but it's been good."
One of the schools that has been on Jackson since the beginning is LSU. When Jackson received the offer from the Tigers, it immediately caught his attention. LSU is intriguing to Jackson because of several players that he likes to model his game after.
"When I got the offer it was great," said Jackson. "I'm very attracted to the school. They are always one of the best teams in the country. It's awesome that they are known as "DBU" because it means that they had a lot of guys make it to the next level. I model myself after Tyrann Mathieu and Patrick Peterson, so it caught my attention."
After the Tigers received a commitment from four-star defensive back Ed Paris last month, LSU is looking to add to what could be a very impressive defensive back haul in the class of 2014.
Jackson certainly fits the mold of what LSU is looking for in a cornerback and the staff has made their presence known on the recruiting front in recent weeks. Jackson plans to speak with more of the LSU staff in the near future.
"Things have been going great with LSU," said Jackson. "I talked to the coach [Corey] Raymond and the coach [Thomas] McGaughey a couple of days ago. I'm supposed to call them back and talk with the John Chavis and Les Miles. It's been great with them."
Corey Raymond has taken the lead in the recruitment of the California standout and has been able to build a solid relationship so far in the process, according to Jackson.
"Coach Raymond is my main recruiter and we have a good relationship," said Jackson. "I talk to him every now and then about how life and school are. It's not as much about recruiting anymore because we are already comfortable with each other."
The next step in the process for Jackson with LSU would be a visit to campus, something he has yet to have a chance to do. Jackson explained that he hopes to get to Baton Rouge as soon as this summer, but he has a backup plan if that doesn't happen.
"I hope to visit LSU some time during the summer," said Jackson. "I'll definitely take an official visit there in the fall if I can't make it this summer."
In terms of what Jackson wants to get a closer look at with LSU, there are numerous things. Being that he will be traveling from California, Jackson hopes to get an extensive look at not only the football program, but also the campus and what surrounds it.
"I want to check out the campus and the program," said Jackson. "I will be looking at the environment and how the coaching staff interacts with the team. I also want to see how the community is around the campus."
Aside from the hopeful visit to LSU, Jackson has not started thinking about where else he would like to check out.
Although he explained that he doesn't have any favorites at this point in the process, Jackson believes that it wouldn't be a big deal for him to leave the state of California for college.
"I don't have any reservations about leaving the state because I just moved here from Illinois a year ago," said Jackson. "I don't really having anything that would definitely keep me here."
As far as when the second-ranked cornerback would like to put an end to the recruiting process, Jackson explained that it would happen when he has seen everything that he needs to see.
"I probably plan on making a decision when everything is right," said Jackson. "I want to see everything in person to see if the coaches were truthful throughout my recruitment."
Jackson hopeful of visiting LSU
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