Adoree Jackson (Gardena, Calif. Junipero Serra) released his final four schools he will be deciding from when he makes his college decision on national signing day on Feb 5 at 2:05 p.m. ET on ESPNU and the LSU Tigers are still alive for the five-star cornerback.
— SWEET PEA (@AdoreeKnows) January 29, 2014
The Tennessee Volunteers had been in the group and there were some rumblings out of USC’s camp earlier on Tuesday that Jackson’s father preferred the Vols over the other schools because of their proximity to the family’s home in Belleville, Ill.
The Oklahoma Sooners were also eliminated with tonight’s decision. Both schools previously hosted Jackson on official visits. He has one more official visit that he will take to either Florida, USC or UCLA where he has visited on an unofficial basis.
The 5-9.5, 182-pound cornerback is the nation’s No. 7 recruit overall, No. 1 cornerback and the top recruit in California according to the 247Sports composite rankings.
He is also the reigning state champion in the long jump and has aspirations of competing in the Olympics so LSU’s track program has the Tigers in a good position with Jackson.
Head coach Les Miles visited Jackson at his home on Jan. 17 right after the dead period was lifted to show how much of a priority he is for this class, but it may be tough to pull Jackson out of California.
His crystal ball on 247Sports gives the edge to USC in this battle with the Trojans receiving 81 percent of the 53 predictions.
Don’t discount LSU pulling a signing day surprise with Jackson as the lure of playing in the SEC at ‘DBU.’