Four-star DB Lamar Jackson Busy With Official Visits, Could UCLA Get One?

Oct. 15 -- Four-star defensive back Lamar Jackson from Elk Grove (Calif.) Franklin is busy with official visits. Could UCLA get his last trip?

Elk Grove (Calif.) Franklin four-star safety Lamar Jackson took his third official visit last weekend, visiting Utah, the third Pac-12 school he's visited officially

Jackson will have one official visit left and several schools are in contention for it.

"It could be USC or UCLA or Oregon or Oklahoma," said Jackson.  "I don't know yet."

USC appeared like they would get the last visit, but the dismissal of Steve Sarkisian earlier this week has Jackson in a holding pattern.

"Coach (Keith) Heyward called me like literally right after it happened and said they're going to play some inspired football and Coach (Clay) Helton said that my offer is 100% from the staff.  They said Coach Sark had some personal issues but that doesn't change how they feel about me as a player.  But it's going to depend on the staff and what happens to the staff.  I'm going to wait and see.  If the whole staff leaves, then they don't have a chance for me at all, so it all depends on who gets hired."

That could open the door for UCLA to get the last visit.

"UCLA is most definitely still in it and I talk to Coach Meat (Demetrice Martin) and Coach Angus (McClure) all the time and they want me to visit after the season or whenever I can," said Jackson.

Oregon and Oklahoma are also hoping to get the last trip.

"I might just go up to Oregon and take unofficials to USC or UCLA," said Jackson.  "But Oklahoma is still in it too."

Last weekend, Jackson took in Utah's win over Cal.

"It was great," said Jackson.  "It was a great atmosphere.  I enjoyed it.  It was live there and it was all Utah, all red everywhere you looked, the fans were tuned in the whole game.  The MUSS was rocking."

Jackson was hosted by Ute star Devontae Booker, a Sacramento native himself.

"Devontae went off in the game, something like 220 yards," said Jackson.  "But then after the game, he's so humble.  He really told me the in's and out's of the program and Utah."

Jackson is being recruited by the Utes to play corner and he said the performance by the secondary didn't go unnoticed.

"Their defense always stands out, but their DB's were everywhere," said Jackson.  "I talked to Coach (Sharieff) Shah and he had the DB's ready."

Jackson also got a chance to sit down with head coach Kyle Whittingham.

"Coach Whitt and I had a nice little one-on-one," said Jackson. "He's a really good coach."

This weekend, Jackson will head to Ann Arbor for his fourth official visit, checking out Michigan when they host Michigan State.

"I'm looking forward to that one," said Jackson.  "I've been to Arizona and Arizona State too but this is my first one to a school outside the Pac-12.  They're recruiting me really hard."

Jackson said he's still aiming for an announcement to be made at the UnderArmour All-American Game.


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