The Opening: Jackson Update

The West's top prospect, Gardena (Calif.) Serra five-star Adoree Jackson, talked about his recruitment and what he wants to play in college from The Opening...

Gardena (Calif.) Serra cornerback Adoree Jackson is the West's top prospect, and while he's ranked as a cornerback, receiver is where he wants to play at the next level.

"I've been playing receiver for all the camps I go to," said Jackson. "I feel like I'm one of the top receivers in the nation. I'm telling the coaches recruiting me, I'm a receiver."

And there are plenty of schools recruiting him and saying they're more than fine with offense.

"I talk to some schools, they say they're going to use me on both sides of the ball," said Jackson. "USC and UCLA both said they'll use me on both sides and Florida told me that too. They have guys on both sides, and in the SEC, so I could do my thing there."

Jackson named a top ten in June, and for now, the same ten schools remain.

"It's still the same top ten for me," said Jackson. "Florida, Florida State, Illinois, LSU, Michigan, Notre Dame, Oklahoma State, Tennessee, UCLA and USC."

Jackson said he'll narrow it down to the five schools he'll visit and have a top seven.

"Maybe before the season, maybe in August some time, I'll narrow it down," said Jackson. "I'm going to end up having a top seven, the five schools I'm going to visit and then UCLA and USC. I'm not going to visit them officially though. But they're the only ones I know for sure will be on my top seven."

Being the top player in the region, Jackson said every school is making a big push for him, and no one is recruiting him harder.

"I can't really narrow it to one school recruiting me harder because every school is coming at me hard," said Jackson. I feel like I'm a priority for everybody. I don't think anyone is recruiting me harder than the other."

Jackson said during The Opening, he was a little envious of the linemen who got to go in pads.

"Once you put the pads on, you're two different players," said Jackson. "I can show people what I've done with them off and then soon I'll show them again what I'll do with them on. I'm ready to get back in pads. It's a different story in pads. I like being in the pads and then getting the ball in wide open spaces."

Brandon is in his ninth year with Scout.com and FOXSportsNext, currently as a National Recruiting Analyst and West Regional Manager. Prior to joining the Scout Recruiting Team, he was a team recruiting writer.  He's been covering recruiting for the Scout Network since 2003.
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