Jackson taking fast recruitment slowly

Jackson taking fast recruitment slowly

Four-star cornerback Adoree Jackson already has a long list of scholarship offers, and his fast-moving recruitment will surely invite more. However, the Gardena, Calif. product is taking his time with the process.

As a child, Adoree Jackson used to dream of National Signing Day and making his college selection. In just a little less than a year, the four-star cornerback will have such an opportunity.

"It's a great feeling to know that your dreams are actually coming true," Jackson said, envisioning his moment on Signing Day, in which he'll give his decision.

Jackson, a 5-foot-10, 170-pounder, is rated as a four-star prospect and is the eighth-ranked cornerback in the country. His list of scholarship offers includes Arizona State, Boise State, California, Florida, LSU, Nebraska, Northwestern, Texas A&M, UCLA, USC, Washington, and others.

Of the lengthy list, Jackson admits six schools—Florida, LSU, Miami, Michigan, Texas A&M, and UCLA—currently stand out. However, it's still very early into his recruiting process.

"I'm just taking my time," added Jackson.

While Jackson is staying patient in his recruitment, he knows what to look for in the right school.

"I'm just hoping to find good community, a good home-base feeling, and to be in a loving place," he explained.

Northwestern entered the mix for Jackson early on. The Gardena, Calif. product is a native of East St. Louis, Ill. A return to the Land of Lincoln isn't out of the question. The Wildcat coaches have worked to build a relationship with the talented cornerback, and he is responding well.

"What impresses me most is the coaching, and how they built the team," he said of Northwestern. "They got a bowl win this year. The coaches are great. They show a lot of love to me when I talk to them."

Jackson isn't going to rush a decision. With a double-digit total of offers and surely more to come, he's ready to wait for all options to emerge, before narrowing the list. Then, he will wait till Signing Day for a decision.

"I just want to take everything in and enjoy the moment," he said.

Stay with FOX Sports Next for continued coverage of Adoree Jackson's recruitment.

Chris Emma has covered recruiting, college athletics and professional baseball for FOX Sports Next since 2009. Emma covered the Nebraska Cornhuskers for Big Red Report, and currently covers the Northwestern Wildcats. He resides on Chicago's north side.
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