Three-star wide receiver Diante Jackson (6-1, 188, 4.5) from Walnut Creek (Calif.) Las Lomas is considered one of the best wide receivers in a very good year at the position in the Golden State.
On the recruiting trail Jackson has offers from Arizona State, Oregon, Oregon State, Washington, Washington State, Colorado, Nebraska and San Jose State.
Jackson appears to be narrowing things down.
"Arizona State, Washington State, Oregon and Colorado are recruiting me hard right now," Jackson said. "I don't have a favorite, but I do have a top three. In no particular order my top three are Oregon, Colorado and Arizona State."
"My trip to Oregon was incredible," Jackson said. "I liked how it was real green. I know it rains a lot, but that's fine with me because I love the rain. I loved the stadium and the whole atmosphere."
"I liked the players when I got down there," Jackson said. "They were outgoing and real good at welcoming me. The coaches were off the hook. They were very nice. I feel in love with it when I got there."
Jackson was scheduled to visit one of his tops three this weekend for Arizona State/Georgia game this past weekend, but we haven't been able to get in contact with him to see how it went. He could be taking a third official visit to his third favorite school Colorado on October 4th. He's already been to Colorado on an unofficial earlier in the summer.
What is Jackson looking for in a school?
"The atmosphere and the offense I'd be playing in," Jackson said. "The type of people I'd be surrounding myself around like the players, the coaches, and even the people outside of the football field. Especially the wide receivers coach though, because I want a coach who can help me on and off the field as well. I'm also looking at which schools fits me the best academically"
"When I make my commitment is going to be a surprise," Jackson said. "It's going to be sooner than you think. It will be before my senior year is over."
Jackson is also solid in the weight room carrying a 2.86 GPA and he is currently waiting on his SAT results, but feels he did well.
Jackson was selected to the Rivals.com California Preseason Top 100 team for the class of 2009 landing as the Golden State's No. 36 prospect at any position.