CLA would like to welcome Adoree' Jackson to center-stage. Everyone please stand up and give a warm round of applause to the most dynamic high school student-athlete in the class of 2014. The LSU Tigers have officially joined the party. From a zero star-rating at the beginning of the 2012 HS football season, to the first five-star rated recruit before the end of the year.
On Thursday evening, LSU didn't hesitate to extend an offer to Jackson. Adoree' has recently received official offers from the likes of USC, Florida, Miami, Texas A&M and several other top BCS programs.
"Received good news today, fill y'all in later tomorrow," Adoree' tweeted yesterday.
"I talked to coach Corey Raymond (LSU), the DB Coach. My basketball coach (Dwan Hurt) is an alumni of LSU and he called him and was talking to him. He put me on the phone and he was talking to me, and said, ‘you know we offered you right?’ Adoree’ Jackson told CLA Sports today.
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"It’s a good feeling and it’s a blessing. When you think about going to your dream school and then it comes to a reality you know hard work pays off. It was a humbling feeling for me," he said.
Although Jackson likes several schools from the Pac-12 and SEC conferences, he’s says that he doesn’t favor any particular conference over another.
“It all depends, I like other schools outside the SEC and Pac-12 like Miami and a few other schools,” he says.
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I spoke to Adoree’ about whether or not his decision his college decision would be based on how well a particular program performed the previous season.
“That wouldn’t factor into my decision,” Jackson said.
As a proven winner on the gridiron, track and hardwood, Adoree’ has a desire to surround himself with a great supporting cast and he’s the ultimate team player.
“The coaching staff, the players there, you want to be around people who have the same mentality as you,” says Adoree’.
A significant factor in Jackson’s college decision will be based on his ability to compete on the track team.
“Our school was in the Penn Relays and LSU happened to be there. USC, UCLA and LSU have been the only college track teams I saw in person and they looked fast, from what I’ve seen,” he expressed.
Adoree’ Jackson is well known for being a five-star recruit on the football field, along with his success in the long jump. Jackson recently joined the Serra HS Boys’ Basketball team and the Cavaliers have posted a 16-5 record overall this season, to go along with a 3-1 in league play.
Another week and another SEC offer for Adoree’ Jackson out of Gardena Serra HS in Southern California. The nation may just be getting to know Adoree’ the football star, but those of us who have watched the rise can understand that “Adoree Knows” has just gotten started.