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UA Game jersey tour: Adoree' Jackson

10/26/2013

Senior cornerback Adoree’ Jackson (Gardena, Calif./Junipero Serra) was presented his honorary game jersey Wednesday at his school during the American Family Insurance Selection Tour for the 2014 Under Armour All-America High School Football Game. The event was part of a three-month selection tour.

Jackson, who has made official visits to Oklahoma and LSU thus far, is one of 90 players selected to compete in the seventh annual Under Armour All-America Game, a nationally televised game featuring the country’s top high school seniors. The game is set for 4 p.m. ET Jan. 2 at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Fla., and will be televised on ESPN.

“First off, I want to thank my sister,” Jackson said. “I want to thank Coach Altenburg, Coach Dabbs, everybody, Coach Dunlap … it’s a blessing. Thank you guys for all you have done for me with my situation coming from Illinois. It’s a blessing to be here with you guys. I’m going to cherish all the memories here, and I want to say I love you all in the Serra community.”

For Jackson, accepting the invitation to the UA game was an easy one.

"I grew up watching the game as a little kid on ESPN, and I always said I wanted to go to the Under Armour All-America Game and play. When I got the invitation, it was a no-brainer for me to hurry up and accept it," Jackson said.

The chance to follow in the footsteps of the past players who have played in the game such as Julio Jones, A.J. Green, Jadeveon Clowney and Jameis Winston, to name a few, is a blessing for Jackson.

"Just meeting the current players, the all-stars in the league, and to be coached up by some of the best ... and then to meet with some of the former All-Americans that are going to be there. It’s a blessing to know that those people who have done the same thing in high school and taken the same steps, I could one day, too.” Jackson said.

The 5-foot-10, 182-pound Jackson is the No. 6 prospect in the ESPN 300 and the No. 2 cornerback in the class. He is considering Tennessee, Florida State, UCLA, USC and Florida, along with the Sooners and Tigers.