Apr 5, 2013; Arcadia, CA, USA; Adoree Jackson runs the anchor leg on the Serra 4 x 200m relay that won in 1:26.06 in the 46th Arcadia Invitational at Arcadia High. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

5-Star Athlete Adoree Jackson Taking Official Visit to LSU?

In the world of college football recruiting you get two types of recruits: the recruits who keep things close to the vest and keep you guessing up until national signing day and those who love nothing more than updating the public on every tiny little detail along their recruitment. Five-star cornerback Adoree Jackson (Gardena, Calif. Junipero Serra) falls into the former, but did shed a little bit of light into where he stands in regard to his official visits.

According to 247Sports National Recruiting Insider Ryan Bartow, “He hasn’t set up any official visit dates yet. He’s hoping to take official visits to schools he hasn’t been to yet (like Oregon, FSU, Oklahoma, Notre Dame and LSU).”  Four days ago Jackson told Scott Schrader of FightOn247, “Right now I really don’t have any firm plans on my schedule as far as recruiting goes, but I am going to visit LSU when they play Florida on Oct. 12,” he said. “Other than that, I have nothing set up.”

Whether it’s in a couple weeks for the Florida game or later this fall it would appear the 5-9.5, 184-pound athlete with 4.44 speed is going to give LSU an official visit. Jackson is the No. 1 recruit in California and the No. 2 cornerback in the 247Sports composite rankings. The composite ranks him as the No. 8 player overall who could play either receiver or corner in college.

What does Jackson like about LSU?

When I first started at Serra they turned me into a cornerback and I was watching ESPN and all of the DBs were coming from LSU,”  Jackson tells Bartow. “Its DB-U. I like how they use their defensive backs on special teams like they did with Patrick Peterson and Tyrann Mathieu. Plus they have a dominant track program.”

Jackson is one of the top long jumpers in the nation and plans on competing in the event in college with aspirations of making the Olympics. Florida is the perceived leader for him after his visit there this summer, and their back-to-back national titles in track help a great deal.

Jackson repeatedly has said he will be taking his time with his decision and doesn’t plan on making a decision until national signing day in February, so that bodes well for LSU to get into this race which certainly will get heated up when he visits.

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