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Five-star thinking about visits

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Adoree' Jackson took three important unofficial visits this summer to Tennessee, Florida and Illinois.
All three were important to the five-star from Gardena (Calif.) Serra, and it might be the last time Jackson visits those programs before his decision, expected to be made near signing day.
"I don't know which one stood out the most because all three were basically the same," Jackson said. "Each one has something to offer. Something about each one stood out.
"At Tennessee, the facilities stood out. At Florida, I walked in The Swamp and the stadium really stood out. At Illinois, being back in my home state stood out the most. That's pretty much how my visits went."
A native of Belleville, Ill., Jackson spent a few weeks there this summer with family and friends. That should be a consideration as his recruitment continues.
Jackson, who spent a good deal of time at the USC practice on Saturday and reportedly closely watched the wide receivers, could return to the Midwest to play his college football. Being home this summer reinforced that idea.
"I went back to my hometown, and I was there for about three weeks," Jackson said. "I was hanging out. I just went up (to Illinois) for one day and hung out with them.
"It was nice. I still have a whole bunch of my family and my friends out there. If I wanted them to come see me play, they could."
The five-star, who will play some running back, some wide receiver, cornerback and special teams this season at Serra, said he has no set plans for official visits yet.
Jackson is leaning toward visiting other programs than the ones he took trips to this summer, though, opening possibilities for the other favorites on his list.
"I don't really know about my officials," Jackson said.
"I want to go back to those schools where I took unofficial visits, but then again I've already been there so there's not much more they can show me other than a game. I don't think a game will probably change the outcome of how I'm going to pick a school.
"I'll pick some other schools probably, a different vibe. I'll see what those schools are like. I don't have any idea yet. I don't know. It's going to be tough."
Jackson still lists a top 12 of Florida, Florida State, Illinois, LSU, Michigan, Notre Dame, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Oregon, Tennessee, UCLA and USC.
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