Sunday, November 18, 2012
CB Adoree' Jackson impressed by UCLA
By Blair Angulo
ESPN Watch List cornerback Adoree' Jackson (Gardena, Calif./Serra) hasn't shied from talking glowingly of LSU and USC, but did a UCLA victory over the Trojans on Saturday change his perception of the other local school?
"It really has," Jackson said. "They keep succeeding. I know the UCLA coaches are really busy, but they still have time to reach out to me. I really appreciate that. It's a possibility. I can see myself considering them, but that's something I'm going until next year to worry about."
Jackson has yet to receive offers from LSU or USC, but the two powerhouses have been longtime favorites in his recruitment. He is a Louisiana native, so his interest in the Tigers makes sense. Serra High School has produced current Trojans Robert Woods, Marqise Lee and George Farmer.
UCLA, meanwhile, was one of the first to offer Jackson.
"Their fan base stood out to me," said Jackson, who also reports offers from Colorado, Nebraska, Northwestern, Southern Methodist, Utah, Washington and Washington State. "Everyone was involved in the game. The players went to the sidelines pumping up the crowd, and that makes fans feel like a part of the team. They were like a 12th man out there. ... I felt that the game was pretty crazy. UCLA seemed to come out more hungry, and the turnovers really cost USC."
Jackson had two rushing touchdowns Friday night in leading Serra to a victory against Santa Monica (Calif.) and USC receiver commit Sebastian LaRue.