West Virginia currently holds verbal pledges from two Florida wide receivers Jovon Durante and Khalil Lewis. This past week, a select member of the Mountaineer coaching staff visited Neptune Beach (Fla.) wideout Kalif Jackson.
Could West Virginia be next?
"They (WVU) came by my school earlier this week and talked to my coach," Jackson said. "They told him they were extremely interested in me and were coming back to see my during spring practice. He thinks they're going to end up offering me and I do too."
The visit from the WVU assistant JaJuan Seider didn't come as a huge surprise. Over the course of the last couple of weeks, Jackson has been in steady contact with the Mountaineer staffer.
"I talked with him a couple of times and he told me they were extremely interested in me," Jackson said. "He told me they want to see me live. I've communicated with them by letters, Facebook and twitter for a while and had little conversations. They just want to see me live in practice."
Given the spread offensive attack utilized by the Mountaineers it's not startling to learn of Jackson's excitement surrounding the newfound interest, though he believes he could flourish in multiple schemes.
"What they (WVU) has is a great thing, but I think in any offense I could thrive," Jackson said. "A spread is an opportunity to get the ball. But I wouldn't not go to a program just because they run the ball. It just all depends on the coaching staff."
Jackson, (6--4, 190 lbs.) is a tall, rangy receiver who prides himself on the ability to secure the deep ball in the passing game. It's an attribute that has caught the eye of all programs involved.
"I used my height all last season to my advantage,"Jackson described. "I averaged over 25 yards per catch. I know I can cause problems and defenses will use cloud coverage. Then I'll have two or three people covering me. This offseason I've worked on my intermediate and short game so I can bring much more to the table."
Despite all the recent offers and attention, Jackson will not rush the process. Instead, he plans to evaluate each program after the spring and assess which could be potential future destinations.
"I'm just trying to see what all is going to happen during spring ball," Jackson said. "Then I'll be narrowing my list down and deciding what schools I think will be the right fit for me. I don't have a set number of schools I'm going to put as my favorites I just know they'll be a group of them."