When you are rated by Rivals.com as one of the nation’s best wide receiver prospects as four-star DeSean Jackson (5-11, 170, 4.43) from Long Beach (Calif.) Poly is you begin to attract attention. Not only is Jackson getting a lot of attention from college recruiters but he the opposition is beginning to take notice too.
Last week when Jackson and his Poly teammates hooked up in a game against Santa Fe Springs (Calif.) Saint Paul Jackson was double teamed all night long.
That opened it up for Poly junior wide receiver Trayvon Patterson (5-9, 165, 4.5) to have a breakout game helping Poly remain undefeated at 3-0 leading up to a super match-up with number one rated Mission Viejo this coming Friday (October 1st).
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Jackson and his Poly teammates have played a tough non-league schedule that included teams Corona (Calif.) Centennial and Clovis (Calif.) East. This Poly team though somewhat unheralded is a very impressive 3-0 and doesn’t get any easier this Friday when they take on Mission Viejo.
For the season Jackson has caught 14 passes for approximately 200 yards and three touchdowns
On the recruiting front Jackson has 16 written offers to date and his phone is ringing off the hook with college coaches.
“There a lot of teams that have called and said to me that they have offered,” Jackson said. “But I only count the offers in writing.”
“I have committed myself to two visits,” Jackson said. “They are Oklahoma and Cal.”
“I don’t have a date yet for Oklahoma, but I will visit Cal the weekend of the Stanford game (November 19th),” Jackson said. “LSU and Tennessee look good for two more visits and I’m real open on the last visit.”
Jackson is a member of the Rivals.com Rivals100 team for the class of 2005 landing as the nation’s 28 prospect at any position. Rivals.com ranks Jackson as the country’s number three wide receiver prospect and he was also selected on the Rivals.com preseason California Top 100 team as the Golden State’s number four prospect at any position.