Three-star Mobile (Ala.) St. Paul’s wide receiver/defensive back Chevis Jackson has scheduled his first three official visits and has two other schools in mind for the remaining dates.
“Our season just ended this weekend, so I’m starting to get all my visits lined up and ready for those,” he said. “I have three of them set right now – Louisville for Jan. 16, Bama for Jan. 9 and South Carolina for Dec. 12.
“The other two will probably be LSU and Clemson, but I don’t have them scheduled yet.”
Is there a leader at this point?
“No. Not yet,” he said. “I’m waiting to take all my visits.”
Jackson (6-1, 180, 4.5) said he is being recruited as a wide receiver by Alabama, South Carolina and Clemson. Louisville likes him as an “athlete,” while LSU has indicated he’ll project at defensive back. As a senior, he excelled on both sides of the ball, catching 31 passes for 660 yards and five touchdowns on offense and recording 40 tackles and seven interceptions on defense.
Asked to break down his favorites, Jackson said:
“Louisville has a couple of my old teammates up there (wide receiver Tiger Jones and safety Brent Johnson), and they really like it a lot. They like the coaches and the facilities and the town in general. They say it’s a real good place to go to school. I’ve seen them on TV a few times. They have a good team.
“Bama is a place I’ve been to a few times. I like the crowds and tradition there. It’s a real good football environment. I haven’t met coach Shula yet, but I’m looking forward to that. I’ve heard a lot of good things about him.
“I don’t know much about South Carolina, but I wanted to visit there and see what it’s like, mostly because of coach Holtz. He’s a great coach and his teams are always strong. I like my recruiting coach a lot, too, coach Roberts.
“I haven’t been to yet Clemson, either, but I hear nice things about them. They had a good win this weekend (over Florida State). They say there’s a good opportunity for me to come in and help them early.
“I’ve been to LSU a few times, and I really like it there. It’s pretty close to home, so I got to see them play Georgia and Auburn. I went to camp there this summer, too. The facilities were great. I like coach Saban and coach Muschamp. They have good people there.”
As a junior, Jackson had 45 catches for 850 yards and nine touchdowns. He had two interceptions on defense and averaged 26 yards on kickoff returns.
Academically, he projects as a full-qualifier with a 2.6 GPA and a 19 on the ACT.