Wide receiver DeSean Jackson (5-11, 170, 4.38) from Long Beach (Calif.) Poly had a spring that many would envy. Just 24 hours after he received an offer LSU, Jackson picked up five more offers.
When you get offers from both USC and LSU, two of the hottest programs going, others take notice.
In one short 24 hour period, Jackson picked up offers from Oklahoma, Colorado, Washington, Washington State and Oregon State.
Jackson now has offers from every Pac-10 school except Stanford and UCLA.
Jackson’s offer scorecard now consists of LSU, Nebraska, Oklahoma, Colorado, Pitt, Oregon, Arizona, ASU, Cal, Washington, Washington State, Oregon State and USC.
The interesting thing about Jackson's recruitment is the three schools that fought it out for the national championship in 2003, USC, LSU and OU, have all offered Jackson a scholie.
Michigan is no longer recruiting Jackson because they have received two commitments at the wide receiver position.
Jackson found out the news about Michigan at the very same time he was receiving the five additional offers.
In Jackson’s case it is true the old adage of when one door closes, larger doors open.
Jackson had a sensational junior season that saw him selected, first-team all-state underclass, first-team Long Beach Telegram Dream Team and first-team all-CIF after hauling in 43 passes for 850 yards and 11 touchdowns. He's also a member of the pre-season Rivals.com All-America team.
Baseball will also be in the cards for Jackson as he is one of the best two-sport stars in the state. He batted about .385 and had 21 stolen bases. He plays center field for the Jackrabbits and he has drawn the attention of major league scouts.
Jackson could very easily get drafted for his skills on the diamond in the spring of 2005.