Jackson hopes to reschedule ND visit

Four-star safety Lamar Jackson was scheduled to visit Notre Dame this weekend but it looks like that visit won’t happen until later this fall, if at all.

Earlier this month, Lamar Jackson had scheduled five official visits he hoped would help him make his college decision.

Less than a month later and the four-star prospect already has a change to his schedule as he doesn’t expect to make his official visit to Notre Dame on Sept. 5.

“I’m not sure,” said Jackson, a 6-foot-3, 202-pounder from Franklin High School in Elk Grove, Calif. “I don’t know if I’m going now.”

Jackson is scheduled to speak with Irish assistant coach Mike Sanford in the near future to discuss the visit and potential dates he could visit later this fall.

Franklin High is scheduled to play at Bellarmine Prep in San Jose on Friday. That’s at least a two and a half hour trip.

“It’s a conflict because I’m coming back from my game on Friday,” Jackson said. “I’m definitely going to try to figure out when I can reschedule. He sent me the schedule and we’re going to talk about that.”

Jackson will visit Oregon on Sept. 19, Arizona State on Sept. 29, Oklahoma on Oct. 3 and Michigan on Oct. 17. Those schools, along with USC and UCLA, fill out Jackson’s short list.

He already has visited both the local schools and expects to take unofficial visits to both this fall.

“Those are just the schools I’m going to officially visit so I can see some things,” Jackson said. “Last time I cut it I cut it from 20 to 10 (schools). I’m not going to cut it again until after I make my visits.”

Jackson opened his senior season with a 30-24 win over Clovis North. He recorded five tackles, broke up a pass and threw the game winning touchdown on an H-back option.

“It felt good just to get out there with my team and see what we were made of,” he said. “When they did try me I made five tackles and I had one pass deflection. Other than that they didn’t test me all night.”

Jackson lines up at cornerback on defense.

“I’m playing corner because a lot of the teams aren’t going to try me so it helps the defense shut down half the field,” he said.


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