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


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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, 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.