Jackson Discusses Oregon

Gardena (Calif.) Junipero Serra defensive back Adoree Jackson has plenty of schools interested in him early on in the recruiting process. Where does Oregon fit in?

With his extensive offer list reaching over 25 schools, Adoree Jackson has no shortage of suitors and there are a number that are pursuing him aggressively.

"USC, UCLA, Illinois, Michigan, Notre Dame, Florida, Florida State and Tennessee," Jackson said.

Growing up with big goals in his mind at an early age, seeing so many schools after his talents is something that assures Jackson that the hard work is paying off.

"It's like my dream is coming true," Jackson said.

Jackson has interest from Oregon, picking up his offer back in March from offensive coordinator Scott Frost.

"(Coaches) were telling me they were only going to offer a couple of DB's so we talked and then I'd say about a week later Coach Frost came in and let me know that they had offered me a while ago," Jackson said.

Jackson is not only one of the top football prospects in the nation at 5-foot-11, 185-pounds, but he is an exceptional track athlete as well in long jump. Given Oregon's history of dual sport athletes in football and track, there's little doubt that it is an attractive option for the five-star athlete.

"For an athlete like me, I'm attracted to Oregon because of speed," Jackson said. "Not only that, it's the way they use two-way athletes. I can do football and run track, so it's a great experience."

Jackson is unsure about any of his visits, let alone a visit to Eugene, at the moment. However, he will be participating in a number of camps including the Rivals Five-Star Challenge in Chicago, camps at USC and UCLA and hopefully a visit to The Opening on the Nike campus in Beaverton, Ore.

"I've got to keep pushing to show everybody that I can be that number one player and that's pretty much what drives me other than my family and friends," Jackson said.


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