Weis Visits Jackson's High School

Charlie Weis and the Irish coaching staff have been making their rounds during the May evaluation period. This week coach Weis was spotted at East Ridge high school in Clermont, Fla. watching wide receiver Richard Jackson workout with his teammates.

"Coach Weis and coach Lewis were at practice today," explained top wide receiver prospect Richard Jackson. "I didn't get a chance to speak with them, but my coach spoke to them for a little bit. They just said told my coach how much they wanted him to play for them"

"I was surprised; they stayed for almost the entire practice," he added.

In a previous update Richard said that Nebraska was his leader so I asked him what stood out about the Cornhuskers.

"I know them more and they know me," he explained. "It's really because I talk to them more. When I call the coach always picks up because I have his cell phone."

"It's like that with coach Johnson (Miami) and with the Duke coach (Kelly)," Jackson said. "I talk to those coaches fairly often."

Last time Irish Eyes spoke with Jackson he had offers from Notre Dame, Florida State, Nebraska, Pittsburgh, Iowa State and Louisville. Has he seen his offer list increase in May?

"Yeah," he replied "Miami, Clemson, and Georgia Tech have offered. Also Wake (Forest).

Jackson will likely continue to add to his already growing list of offers, but he does have a general idea of when he'd like to narrow his choices down.

"I'll have my schools narrowed down to six by the start of my season," he said "And shortly after that I'll pick my five official visits."

Would Notre Dame get one of his visits today?

"Yes they would," he responded.

That must mean the Irish are in his top five.

"Yes they are," Jackson said when asked the question.

Comments: Notre Dame hasn't offered many wide receivers, and with Weis making a trip to visit Jackson's school, it is obvious that he is a priority. Jackson has been initiating calls to other coaching staffs and appears to be developing ties fairly early. The Irish are probably a little behind, but there is time to make up the difference.

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