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From: Long Beach, California
High School: Poly
Jackson has 48 receptions for 820 yards and 15 touchdowns on the season. In limited defensive time, he has recorded six tackles. "They only put me in on defense when they need to shut a receiver down," he boasts.
The Poly product expects big things from his team when they face Esperanza this weekend. "We just need to go out and get a victory. They have already beaten some good teams, like Mater Dei, in the playoffs. We just need to keep doing what we've been doing. It will just take some execution and we will be victorious."
Jackson is all about show-time. He expects to not only perform well in the California state playoffs, but also in the Cal-Florida Bowl in Miami January 2nd, and the Army All-American Bowl in San Antonio, January 15th. "I want to show everyone what I can do. I plan on putting on a good show for everyone out there."
Sanchez will be one of his teammates at the Army game and Jackson very much looks forward to practicing with him for a week in Texas. "I love catching his balls. Mark is a great, great player. He tore us up when we played Mission Viejo this year."
The two spoke in length at the Notre Dame game last weekend. "He was just telling me to commit and come there with him. Mark is a real good dude that would be great to play with. Him and I have developed a pretty good relationship."
Jackson gives us his thoughts on what transpired on the field at the Coliseum. "It was pretty good besides being really cold. The beginning of the game was nice, but it got boring in the second half with 'SC killing them. After the game I got a chance to go into the locker room and speak with the coaches. They told me that I will be their first in-home visit when they come to my house on Sunday night. The whole staff is supposed to be coming."
He is unsure of when his official visit will be. "I have December 10th open, and I will either visit USC or Arizona State. I just need one of them to call me and schedule it. I will go see whichever school sets it up first."
Getting in a trip on the weekend of the 10th is important for Jackson because he may not take another one. "I am leaving for the Cal-Florida Bowl on December 30th and won't be back until the 8th of January. Then I have to leave for San Antonio and I plan on making my decision when I am at the Army game. That is my plan as of now, it could change, but I think I will stick with it."
USC is in a heated battle with Cal for his services. "Those two are neck-and-neck right now. I couldn't even tell you who my leader is. My dad likes Cal because he is friends with one of the coaches there. My mom really likes Coach Carroll and Chow so I think she is leaning more towards 'SC.
"After those two I like LSU. Oklahoma and Arizona State are my other two."
Whoever lands Jackson will be getting arguably the fastest player on the west coast this recruiting cycle.