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Jackson anticipates first visit

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Alex Jackson had initially planned to visit Iowa State last weekend only to find the Cyclones had a bye week so the Culver City, Calif., wide receiver is heading to Ames in a couple days and he's really excited.
It's Jackson's first visit and a big one because Iowa State is one of his favorite teams as the recruiting process continues.
"I'm looking forward to the trip a lot because it's my first one," Jackson said.
"I don't really know what it's like to go on a trip and I'm excited to see the school. I've never been to the Midwest before so it's all a new experience and I'm excited to see what it's like."
While Jackson, a 5-foot-10, 175-pound prospect, hasn't had much contact with Iowa State wide receivers coach Courtney Messingham, the Culver City standout has talked with coach Paul Rhoads and especially secondary coach Bobby Elliott so he's looking forward to meeting everybody.
His trip to Iowa State could be a big deal because the Cyclones are one of his favorites.
"The coaching staff is really cool," Jackson said. "I haven't gotten in much contact with my position coach but I talk to coach Elliott all the time and he's really cool.
"He lets you know how they get the ball around and I've talked to coach Rhoads a few times. I've also seen him in interviews and he seems like a really good coach and I like the high energy they have."
Even if the visit goes well, Jackson said he doesn't plan to commit on the spot because he'd like to take other visits. A trip to San Diego State is planned sometime in December and Jackson said he hopes to possibly schedule others over the next few months.
In total, Jackson lists offers from Arizona State, Colorado, Colorado State, Iowa State, Kansas State, Oregon State, San Diego State, Vanderbilt and Washington State.
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