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Jackson set for first official visit

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Demetrius Jackson missed all of his junior season because of transfer rules but now settled in at Baldwin Park, Calif., the 5-foot-11, 185-pound prospect is performing well on both sides of the ball.
"I'm going hard," Jackson said. "It feels great. I couldn't wait to get back on the field. I'm doing my thing and making up for last year."
Jackson, a 5-foot-11, 185-pound recruit who shined at the Los Angeles NIKE Camp, leads his team with 34 receptions for 617 yards and seven touchdowns. He has also rushed for two scores but most schools like him at cornerback.
UTEP, New Mexico State and Stony Brook have offered Jackson, who said USC assistant coach Kennedy Pola stopped by Baldwin Park this week and that UCLA is starting to get involved as well.
He's taking his first official visit to UTEP this weekend when the Miners host Tulane and Jackson said he's excited about the trip.
Nothing has been set up for New Mexico State yet but an official visit should happen there as well. Stony Brook has also offered Jackson but is considered a long shot at this point.
"I'm very excited," Jackson said of his UTEP trip. "I can't wait."
Boise State, Idaho, Navy, Northwestern, Stanford and Washington State have also shown interest in Jackson, a three-star prospect who's rated as the No. 41 cornerback nationally and No. 43 in the California state rankings by Rivals.com.
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