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While Adoree' Jackson (Gardena, Calif./Serra) makes it look easy every time he steps on the field, the recruiting process off of it has become anything but.

With 12 schools -- Florida, Florida State, Illinois, LSU, Michigan, Notre Dame, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Oregon, Tennessee, UCLA and USC -- remaining in the hunt for the nation's N0. 5 overall player, the next step for Jackson will be choosing which five will receive official visits.

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Defensive back Adoree' Jackson (Gardena, Calif./Junipero Serra), the No. 5-ranked prospect in the ESPN 150, has narrowed his list to 10 schools.

Florida, Florida State, Illinois, LSU, Michigan, Notre Dame, Oklahoma State, Tennessee, UCLA and USC all made the cut, Jackson told ESPN's RecruitingNation in a text message.

Jackson, the second-ranked cornerback in the country, is planning visits to Illinois, Tennessee, Michigan and Notre Dame over the summer. He doesn't have a timeline for his decision, but this cut gets him closer to his final choice.

Jackson breaks them down


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Just as Ryan Izzo (Sparta, N.J./Pope John XXIII) was ready to trim his list to just a handful of schools, his world was turned upside down Wednesday -- twice.


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#BlueChipBattles: ESPN 150 release edition

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Jackson likes what he sees from USC 

February, 24, 2013
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LOS ANGELES -- A lack of communication leading up to USC junior day nearly prevented ESPN Watch List cornerback Adoree' Jackson (Gardena, Calif./Serra) from attending, but a quick phone call from coach Lane Kiffin on Thursday cleared the air.

Jackson accepted the invite and made the short drive to campus on Sunday to meet the new members of the coaching staff.


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DT Maquedius Bain ready to visit Sooners 

September, 25, 2012
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ESPN 150 defensive lineman Maquedius Bain (Davie, Fla./University School) will be taking a trip to Norman, Okla., this weekend to visit the Sooners pending some ACT paperwork.

"I just needed to get a couple of things in hand and I'll be visiting Oklahoma this weekend," Bain said. "They reached out to me back in July and I'm looking forward to the visit."

The 6-foot-3, 285-pound Bain, who committed to Florida State as a junior and re-opened his recruitment earlier in the year, appears to be leaning towards a future playing outside of the Sunshine State.

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ESPN 150 WR Treadwell names top 7 

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CHAMPAIGN, Ill. – Laquon Treadwell (Crete, Ill./Crete-Monee), the top uncommitted prospect in the Midwest, has more than 20 offers, but the ESPN 150 receiver handicapped the race at the Nike Football Training Camp on Sunday.

“Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Michigan State, Michigan, Illinois, Notre Dame and USC,” Treadwell said.

The four-star receiver is planning to make it to Oklahoma and Oklahoma State this summer after he had to cancel his plans in April. Treadwell was on his way to visit the Cowboys and the Sooners on the same weekend, but a tornado warning forced him to go back home. He ended up visiting Michigan instead.

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Lawson wants to prove he's versatile 

February, 19, 2012
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GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- Defensive end Carl Lawson of Alpharetta (Ga.) Milton High School wants to make one thing clear: He isn't just a hand-on-the-ground player.

The 6-foot-3, 240-pound junior has been working on dropping into coverage and rushing the passer from an outside linebacker spot, and he said it's something he's eager to prove he's capable of doing in summer camps and throughout his upcoming senior season.

"I know people have misconceptions about me whether or not I can stand up or possibly play that outside linebacker position," Lawson said after participating in Florida's junior day. "I've been practicing."

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Wild week for USC roster 

January, 16, 2012
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It’s not too often that there are as many roster changes in one week in college football team as the USC Trojans saw last week.

There were five transfer departures confirmed in RB Amir Carlisle, WR Brice Butler, WR Kyle Prater, DB T.J. Bryant and DB Patrick Hall. There was also an incoming transfer announced with former Florida safety Josh Shaw, who enrolled at USC in time for the spring semester.

Carlisle was the biggest surprise of the group. There weren’t any previously known issues with Carlisle, and his future was thought to be bright within the USC offense. He was a shifty runner with good speed, excellent hands and a surprising amount of toughness in his running style.

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