Jackson Plans Signing Day Decision

We caught up Gardena (Calif.) Serra athlete Adoree Jackson last Friday at UCLA's Elite camp. Jackson wasn't working out but stayed for the duration of the camp and talked about some of the recruiting rumors has heard out there...

When you're a high profile player like Adoree Jackson and keep things pretty close to the vest, there are always going to be rumors about potential leaders and package deals. Jackson said he has heard them all but really isn't focusing much on recruiting at all right now.

"I have a few schools I know I'll visit but I really don't have any leaders," Jackson said Friday night following the UCLA camp. "I have a top 10 or 15 but I'm not going to narrow my list again, I'm just going to commit and that won't be until Signing Day.

"I'm actually enjoying the process right now, I'm having fun with it. I enjoy talking with the coaches and all that so I'm not in any hurry to make my decision. I want to take all five of my official visits during the year and then wait it out until the final day."

Jackson said he knows three schools right now that will get an official visit.

"I'm going to visit Michigan, Florida and LSU," Jackson said. "I may visit Illinois, that's where I'm from but if I visit there unofficially in the summer, I probably won't do an official.

"I'm not going to take an official trip to any of the schools that are close to home because I can always just drive there so that would be a waste. Those last two I'm going to keep open right now and just play the season out and see who looks good."

As for the two local schools, Jackson said he has high interest in both.

"I really can't separate the two right now, I like them both equally," Jackson said. "I had fun out here at UCLA. It's a great school and I like the coaching staff a lot. I'm very comfortable here and that's what I'm looking for.

"With USC, I'm close with that staff as well and they actually want me to play some receiver there. That's something I'm interested in so I like hearing that. I've been up there a lot and I have a strong comfort level at USC just like I do with UCLA.

"I've said this before but I don't feel any ties to this area, I've only been here three years. So people ask if I want to stay close to home, my home is Illinois, not here. So I like these two schools a lot just like the others but I don't feel any extra pull because I live here now because I don't consider myself a West Coast kid."

Greg Biggins has been covering recruiting for over 15 years, covering the West since the mid-1990's and currently serves as a national analyst for Scout.com/FOXSportsNext.
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