Is a Pac-12 battle coming for California product Warren Jackson?
The 6-5, 185-pounder verballed to Arizona in late June, but that hasn’t stopped the WSU staff from letting him know that he’s a priority of theirs for the 2017 class.
“They’re coming after me hard – really hard,” Jackson told Cougfan.com. “I spoke with the WSU coaches (Thursday) and it’s heavy. I speak with most of the coaching staff, especially Coach Shephard.
“He (Shephard) feels like I could come in and make an immediate impact. He’s saying that Washington State throws the ball a lot and that it’s a great city. It sounds like a pretty good deal.”
Despite being a "solid commit” to Arizona, Jackson said he’s planning on taking a handful of other official visits. This includes a trip to WSU in the winter.
“Oh, I’m for sure going to take a visit to Washington State,” Jackson said. “I know they don’t do those during the season, so I’ll wait till they’re done. It’s looking like they’ll go to a bowl game as well, so whenever coach says it’s OK for me to go out there, I’ll plan it with my father.”
In addition to WSU, Jackson said he’s also planning on visiting Arizona, Oregon State and Colorado State.
The Air Raid, though, is what the WSU coaches are continuing to sell to the Bishop Alemany high senior.
“Just the other day, the WSU staff blew up my mailbox with probably more than 20 hand-written letters,” Jackson said with a laugh. “They do throw the ball a lot and I want the ball. I love getting it. That’s a major factor for me.”
Thus far this season, Jackson has more than 800 receiving yards and five touchdowns. As a junior last year, he recorded 46 receptions for 699 yards and seven TDs.