Long Beach Poly (Calif.) wide out Desean Jackson just returned from an unofficial visit to Cal where he spend the last three days. Jackson also received a new offer from an SEC power and said he knows where three of his official visits will be to.
Jackson, 5-11, 160 pounds is the top receiver in the West region and is ranked No. 3 in the country as well. He's had a big spring and summer at various camps and passing league events and is one of the nation's top dual sport athletes. Jackson has also shined in baseball and after a standout performance at the recent Area Code baseball games, the scuttlebutt among major league scouts was Jackson will likely be a 1st round draft pick next year.
As for his visit to Cal, Jackson's second unofficial this year, he said he loved his time in Berkeley.
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"My uncle lives out there so I spent three days staying at his place and was able to get to know the program a lot better," Jackson said. "I got to sit in the team meetings, watch practice and just hang with the guys on the team. I spent a lot of time with Geoff MacArthur, he's a real cool guy. He's from Southern CA like me and was just telling me how much he likes it out there and how there's a lot less drama than in Los Angeles. People are more laid back and you never have to worry about what colors you're wearing.
"The team looked good, they have a great receiving corps and all the starters are seniors so I would have a chance to play right away there. I'm definitely planning on going back for an official visit and most likely, it will be for the Stanford game because everyone was telling me how crazy it gets that weekend."
Another school Jackson plans on visiting is Tennessee who just offered a scholarship.
"I don't know as much about Tennessee as some of the other schools but I've always liked them," Jackson said. "I was glad to get the offer and I'm for sure going to visit there. Cal, Tennessee and LSU are three visits I know I'll make but I'm not sure about the other two. USC is still high on my list but I haven't decided if I need to visit there officially because it's so close to home and I've been a ton of times already."
Jackson will leave later today for Las Vegas where he'll spent the weekend playing in the Team One baseball showcase featuring the top 36 players in the country. Academically, Jackson is very solid carrying a 2.8 GPA and he scored a 1280 on the SAT.