The world keeps getting brighter for Long Beach (Calif.) Poly wide receiver DeSean Jackson (5-11, 170, 4.38). Jackson has received yet another offer from a Pac-10 school and his stock continues to heat up after a stellar performance at the NIKE Camp held in Palo Alto.
The Oregon Ducks have now officially entered the fray and have tendered an offer to the fleet footed and sure handed receiver.
The Ducks have joined Nebraska, Michigan, Pitt, Arizona, ASU, Cal, and USC.
Just a reminder, Jackson’s uncle’s wife is the cousin of Oregon assistant coach Don Pellum and they are on friendly terms.
More good news could be on the horizon for Jackson.
“LSU said that they will call before the May evaluation and offer me over the phone,” Jackson said.
How does Jackson feel he did at the NIKE Camp?
“I think I did well on the one-on-one drills, but I wasn’t happy with my forty time of 4.41,” Jackson said. “All in all I had a good time.”
“I met some good dudes for the first time,” Jackson said. “Austin Usher was one and couple of corners, too.”
"It was just cool to meet other kids and hanging out with Jeremy (Childs) and Orlando (Scandrick) was real good. We are good friends.”
Jackson is still very open however and is still waiting to hear from a few schools.
Jackson had a sensational junior season that saw him selected, first-team all-state underclass, first-team Long Beach Telegram Dream Team and first-team all-CIF after hauling in 43 passes for 850 yards and 11 touchdowns. He's also a member of the pre-season Rivals.com All-America team.
Baseball will also be in the cards for Jackson as he is one of the best two-sport stars in the state. He currently hitting about .385 and has around 21 stolen bases. He plays center field for the Jackrabbits and he has drawn the attention of major league scouts.
Jackson could very easily get drafted for his skills on the diamond in the spring of 2005.