Five-star Jackson down to four
Adoree' Jackson has finally narrowed his list of favorites to four schools. The five-star athlete met with all those programs this week at his school.
Florida, USC, LSU and UCLA have made the cut for the Gardena (Calif.) Serra standout and coach Scott Altenberg said it was quite an interesting week on campus.
Coaches from USC and UCLA were at Serra on Monday and Altenberg had a pretty detailed description of how things played out as the coaches prepared to meet with Jackson, the top-rated athlete and No. 6 overall prospect in the 2014 class by Rivals.com.
"It was pretty funny for us because the two of them met outside my office and it literally looked like 20 guys," Altenberg said. "It seemed like a scene from West Side Story was about to break out. It was hilarious.
"It was neat. UCLA really recruits hard. They're such a neat staff. They didn't just bring the whole football staff, they brought the track coach as well. The head track coach was there. It was great. They got a chance to spend a lot of time with him and talk with him.
"USC went in next. They got a chance to talk with him and do the whole thing and then we had our banquet. It was a long day."
On Tuesday, coaches from LSU, Florida and Tennessee stopped by Serra to meet with the five-star recruit. Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops was expected to visit on Wednesday, but that trip is unlikely now after Jackson eliminated the Sooner's on Tuesday night.
Coaches from LSU and Florida have racked up the frequent flier miles in recent weeks -- and they'll be back one more time to make final pitches to Jackson, who plans to announce on Signing Day.
"LSU and Florida both came out ironically the week before at the same time and they were both sitting there looking at each other the whole day," Altenberg said. "They're going back and forth and I think they're coming back out at the end of this week. Both of them.
"I think we have them coming in on different days this time, so I don't have to watch them stare at each other all day."
There is still talk of a final official visit this weekend. USC, UCLA and Florida are the three under consideration for a trip, but Altenberg said he's not getting a good read on whether Jackson will take the trip or not.
Jackson said last weekend at the B2G West Coast Bowl practices that he would decide by Thursday whether to take a final visit or not.
"He's not totally sure right now what he's doing," Altenberg said.
"Personally, I would be surprised if he did (take a visit). He's the kind of guy if he feels something he's going to do it. The official visit, I don't know. He has been spending a lot of time just getting that list down."
Adam Gorney is a West Region football recruiting analyst for Rivals.com. You can click here to follow him on Twitter.
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