Mr. Jackson essentially said that the Peterson family has tried to be accommodating to all coaches, especially the ones who still think they have a chance, and that they have also been very respectful to the those coaches in competition with OU so that if AD elected to choose another school, then he could very well do so as "no bridges have been burned."
In a report we ran months ago, Mr. Jackson said that no one really knew where the Lone Star State's No. 1 would wind up until Signing Day '04 but Adrian himself. That same mantra may be true today despite the fact everybody thinks it's OU all the way.
"All coaches have to stop calling tomorrow at 12 noon. He'll have a few days to think everything through and even another ten days after Signing Day if he feels he needs that much time to decide."
For Longhorn fans, Jackson still stopped short of saying that Brown and Co. were going to be in home today, but this is a situation where reading between the lines is required.
And as we said in previous Inside Scoops, perhaps UT's head man was not nearly as involved throughout the process so that he could keep his pitch fresh, unique, something that would stick. And while this in-home may or may not be the actual last word, it does appear to be a case where he waited till the last possible minute, attempting to pull a Bobby Bowden, famous for his ability to fly in and close the deal on state of Texas recruits.
"Adrian's already heard every pitch he could have heard by now," Mr. Jackson added. "I think he's pretty much made his mind up to go to OU. But he'll do some thinking between now and Signing Day, and I guess everyone will find out then or maybe even after that."
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