The highly sought after, five-star athlete Adoree’ Jackson (Gardena, Calif./Junipero Serra) will choose between four schools on National Signing Day, he announced via Twitter. The finalists are the USC Trojans, UCLA Bruins, Florida Gators and LSU Tigers.
— SWEET PEA (@AdoreeKnows) January 29, 2014
With the trimmed list, he eliminated the Tennessee Volunteers, whom many had as a finalist for Jackson’s services. The Vols had been in the running as a favorite for some time, and was one of three SEC schools to visit Serra High School today, along with finalists Florida and LSU.
Also officially getting cut was the Oklahoma Sooners, who been considered out as recently as last week.
For USC, Jackson is wanted man No. 1, following safety valve Charles Nelson’s commitment to Oregon yesterday.
Rivals has Jackson listed No. 6 overall in the 2014 class and the dynamic athlete could provide an immediate boost to the Trojan roster whether he plays on defense or offense.
Given the number of defensive backs currently intending on signing with USC on Feb. 5, it would appear that Jackson would have the opportunity to sign as a wide receiver. As a shifty playmaker, Jackson would likely be able to have an immediate impact on offense if he becomes a Trojan.
Jackson is said to be interested in being a dual-sport athlete in football and track & field. The Gators’ track & field team is ranked No. 4 in the nation, and the Trojans are No. 6.
Although Jackson spent his high school career at Junipero Serra (Calif.), he is a native of St. Louis, Mo. and shouldn’t be considered a lock to stay in California.