The recruiting process for Richard Jackson, WR, 6-3, 198-pounds, Clermont, Fla., (East Ridge) may take longer to conclude than what was originally thought. But nothing is set in stone.
"I wanted to make a summer decision, but I don't think I'm going to be able to," Jackson said.
Jackson said all of the same schools are still coming after him. The only other possible unofficial visit that he might take before summer is out is to Georgia Tech, but no date was given.
A handful of schools are trying to set up official visits with Jackson already.
"Nebraska is trying to set one up in September, so is Miami. Notre Dame said that I could come (for an official visit) anytime I wanted to."
Distance has been mentioned as a possible factor when choosing a school before, but that too may be changing.
"Not really," he said bluntly when asked if he was receiving pressure to stay close to home."
SMITTY'S TAKE - As long as Notre Dame is able to see Jackson walking off an airplane at the South Bend airport at some point "early" this fall the Irish have a chance.
It was pretty obvious that Jackson is growing tired of the recruiting process and the phone calls and who can blame him. Hopefully Notre Dame will be able to bring Jackson in for either the Michigan State or Southern California games. I highly doubt Jackson waits until after his football season is over to make a final decision. The sooner Jackson takes an official visit to Notre Dame the better.