Less than 24 hours after Long Beach (Calif.) Poly wide receiver DeSean Jackson (5-11, 170, 4.38) received an offer from Oregon, he has picked up another, this time from one of the nation’s top programs. Jackson’s future is looking so bright, he better wear shades.
“I just got off the phone LSU head coach Nick Saban and I received an offer from LSU,” Jackson said. “I feel honored to get offers from the two colleges that split the national championship and I am fired up about that.”
“While I was up north I took an unofficial visit to Cal and it was wonderful,” Jackson said. “I got to sit in with Coach (Jeff) Tedford and wide receiver coach (Eric) Kiesau. They were real with me and showed me a lot of love.”
“I want to go to a school where I can help contribute to winning a national championship,” Jackson said. “I will be looking things over the next two weeks and then I should be able to give you a solid top five. In the meantime, I’m just going to keep putting in all the hard work to get better.”
Jackson’s offer scorecard now consists of LSU, Nebraska, Michigan, Pitt, Oregon, 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.
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.