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New teams in the mix for WR Jackson

Clermont (Fla.) East Ridge wide receiver Richard Jackson rose up the charts extremely quickly once his video hit the Rivals.com network. Shortly thereafter he picked up offers from the likes of Miami, Nebraska, Florida State, Notre Dame and others. Now two schools have risen to the top.
"Right now Miami and Notre Dame are my two leaders," Jackson said. "Notre Dame is probably recruiting me the hardest, but Miami is right there too. Notre Dame sends me handwritten letters like everyday and them taking that kind of time goes a long way with me."
While the Irish and Canes are out to a quick lead for Jackson, there are several other schools that are still in the mix.
"I bumped Nebraska off of my list," Jackson said. "I added Clemson and Oklahoma. I have always liked Oklahoma and I know that if I go there I will play for championships. I talk to coach White a lot and he tells me I could play right away. My coach knows Tommy Bowden at Clemson real well and my coach is my mentor so I am going to listen to him."
The 6-fot-2, 195-pound Jackson runs the 40-yard dash in 4.6 seconds and has a 22-inch vertical jump. He is ranked as the No. 62 prospect in the country and the nation's No. 9 wide receiver.
There is one other school that has a chance to get in the mix with Jackson if all goes well at their camp this summer.
"Florida isn't on my main list because they haven't offered yet," Jackson said. "They told me that they want to come to camp and evaluate me in person there. They told me that if I did I would probably be pretty happy in the result. So I am going to their 3-day camp this summer."
Jackson will also attend camp at the University of Miami in July.