The top uncommitted recruit in the nation is five-star cornerback Adoree Jackson (Gardena, Calif. Junipero Serra) is scheduled for an announcement on National Signing Day and will pick from the USC Trojans, Florida Gators, LSU Tigers, UCLA Bruins, Oklahoma Sooners and Tennessee Volunteers.
He has been one of the toughest recruits to get a read on with USC and Florida perceived to be the top two likely destinations with LSU a legit threat, but word out of USC is that Jackson’s father may prefer his son head to Tennessee.
— InsideUSC (@InsideUSC) January 28, 2014
The nation’s No. 7 recruit in the nation, No. 1 cornerback and top recruit in the state of California grew up in Southern Illinois where his parents reside in Belleville, so Tennessee naturally is the closest of the remaining schools to his family.
Jackson took an unofficial visit to Tennessee in late July and his official on Nov. 9 and came away impressed each time and the Vols have stuck around as Jackson has trimmed suitors from his list, so there is a belief that Tennessee is not going to go down easy.
To that point, Tennessee is in Jackson’s home today and sending a large contingent of coaches to give him the full-court press. The Vols are on the cusp of being a top-five recruiting class and adding Jackson to the group would be the ultimate icing on the cake for Butch Jones and his staff.
Jackson can make an immediate impact at cornerback and in the return game and could even be used in certain situations as a wide receiver.
There is no question he has All-American potential, the only question remaining is where he will be playing, but we will know at 1:05 p.m. CT on Feb 5 as all of Knoxvile waits with bated breath.