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Report: Adoree’ Jackson Down to Three Schools for Final Official Visit, USC Still Alive


UPDATE: According to Adam Gorney of Rivals, Adoree’ Jackson’s top schools are  USC Trojans, UCLA Bruins, Florida Gators, LSU Tigers and Tennessee Volunteers. Nearly three weeks ago, those five schools along with the Oklahoma Sooners were included in his top six. As of now the Oregon Ducks, which rose as late gainers in the recruiting race for Jackson, are the only school to get cut from Jackson’s wish list without actually being on it. They were being considered for an official visit, but that is no longer the case, as indicated in the subsequent report.

Jackson has taken four official visits thus far, travelling to Tennessee, Florida State, Oklahoma and LSU during the football season. While Jackson’s yet to take an official visit to USC, he’s been on campus a number of times, including visits during last year’s spring camp, multiple home games at the LA Coliseum and even a trip to the 2013 Las Vegas Bowl along with fellow Serra High School teammate Jalen Greene. As for Florida, Jackson’s yet to visit Gainesville, though has had in-home visits including a meeting with head coach Will Muschamp last week.  (-M.C., 8:13 p.m.)

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USC’s most prized target at the moment might be defensive back/wide receiver athlete Adoree’ Jackson, a consensus Top 10 and five-star recruit among media publications. According to 247Sports by way of FanSided.com, the product of Serra High School in Gardena has been close to the Trojans from the get go, and now has USC a final three for schools in the mix for his final official visit, along with the arch rival UCLA Bruins, and the Florida Gators out of the SEC.

Prior to his announcement, he has one more official visit to take and according to 247Sports, he has narrowed it down to the Florida Gators, USC Trojans and UCLA Bruins, thereby eliminating the Oregon Ducks from consideration for a visit and his commitment. The visit will take place on Jan. 31, national signing day is on Feb. 5

Florida and USC have long been expected to be the top two suitors for Jackson. In addition to playing football, the athlete wants to be a long jumper in college in hopes of a run at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro and highly values a top-tier track & field program.

The Gators’s men’s track are ranked fourth in the nation, while the Trojans sit at sixth. Steve Sarkisian’s Trojans currently have four spots open in their Class of 2014, with Jackson joining Juju Smith and Damien Mama as USC’s top targets.

USC visited Jackson’s Illinois home last week after the dead period ended.  Jackson is originally from East St. Louis, which for a while had both Illinois in play for his services, as outside of a sister in Los Angeles, Jackson’s family remains in both the midwest and south.

National Signing Day is Wednesday February, 5th.

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  • Riff Crusher

    Adoree’ Jackson needs to be a Tennessee Volunteer! I’ve heard all the talk that he needs to go to a school that has a relevant track team…truth be told, an athlete of this caliber will shine no matter where he goes, whether it be in football or track & field! All Tennessee is missing is the talent due the the poor recruiting from the previous coaches. This is simply remedied by signing recruits such as Adoree’ Jackson! This recruiting class will be the turning point for Tennessee getting back to their rightful place! VFL Mr. Jackson!

    • Rick S.

      If Adoree attends Tennessee then throw out any chance of a College Football Championship !

      At USC, and probably not 2014, Adoree has a great chance at a National Championship considering that Max Brown who is probably the best college football quarterback to yet enter a game is waiting in the wings, and he would make Adoree a Super Star !!!

      And visa versa !

      At least at Florida he would have a slim chance at a title in the next 4 years ?

      FightOn

      • Matthew Moreno

        Rick, you are oozing confidence and optimism.

        • Rick

          USC !

          We got screwed big time by the NCAA

          Just stole Town from Bama

          Things are lookin up !

          FightOn

      • Riff Crusher

        No seriously, if you think Florida has a snowballs chance of winning a
        National Championship in the next 4 years I have to completely disagree
        with you! Florida is a wrecking ball in the making under Muschamp!
        Muschamp came in with a a great talent base and everybody can see where
        he ended last season…a downward spiral! No offense to Florida fans
        either. Even though the Florida Gators are a rival of the Tennessee Vols
        I respect what they have accomplished!

        As for USC, Steve Sarkisian
        has not proven anything to me to make me think he will come in and make
        an immediate impact. He hasn’t proven to anybody that he’s an elite
        level coach. His opportunity is here to prove everybody wrong and we’ll
        see how that turns out. I’m sure we can both agree on one thing
        though…Lane Kiffin sure hindered both Tennessee and USC with his
        tenure at both schools. I’m glad he is at Alabama now so we can at least compete against him.

        I
        have not shown any disrespect towards USC and I would expect you to
        show the same courtesy! You do have one of our greats coaching at your
        school in Tee Martin. We all are striving for the same thing here.
        Tennessee has had a horrendous stint with the past few coaches, and I
        think we finally got the right guy. Butch Jones along with his staff
        are recruiting they’re butt’s off to put our program back where it
        belongs! We Tennessee fans are very prideful and the recent past has
        been hard to swallow. Once a program gets a great coaching staff in
        place all that is lacking is the talent and there is no question Adoree’
        Jackson is a massive talent! He would be a star at Tennessee and I hope
        it happens!

        • Rick

          No offense against Da Vols

          You guys have to out-recruit Bama, LSU, Georgia, Florida, Auburn, A&M

          Thats tough to do

          SC only has to keep our West Coast boys home and let other top talent trickle their way in

          It makes it a lot easier !

          We just pulled Town back from Bama

          That said, as much as i despise the SEC ( Not you guys personally, but the favoritism you receive over just as qualified teams!) I actually like Tennessee and rooted for you your last championship !

          Southern Cal rootin for Tennessee ?

          That don’t happen often ?

          As for Kiffin, i really don’t hate him, he’s not a bad guy, just makes bad decisions

          Good luck 2014 and on

          FightOn

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