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5-star cornerback Adoree Jackson eliminates Tennessee from contention

KNOXVILLE, Tennessee — Five-star cornerback Adoree Jackson won’t be coming to Tennessee.

Jackson eliminated the Vols from contention when he announced his top four schools on Twitter Tuesday night. They are: Florida, LSU, Southern California and UCLA.

With Jackson now out of the picture, the Vols’ 2014 signing class could be nearly finished.

Jackson, rated the No. 1 cornerback in the country in 247Sports Composite, has played his recruitment close to the vest, although most have given USC and Florida a slight edge.

Could Adoree Jackson be last major decision to watch in Vols’ 2014 class?

Adoree Jackson (247Sports photo)

KNOXVILLE, Tennessee — With National Signing Day now in sight, Tennessee’s class has started to take a clearer form in the last four days.

Running back Derrell Scott is in.

Commitments who were visiting elsewhere, like defensive lineman Dewayne Hendrix, appear to be solidified (although other schools are still working to flip Cory Thomas and Derek Barnett).

Last-second additions like Wisconsin commitment Craig Evans seem to be off the table.

So where does that leave the drama between now and National Signing Day?

Look West to five-star cornerback Adoree Jackson.

 

J.C. Shurburtt‘s comments Tuesday (listen to them here on GVX Audio) suggested that Tennessee is no more a long shot than any other team in the quest to sign Jackson, the No. 1 corner in the nation in the 247Sports Composite.

ESPNU’s College Football Live featured Jackson on Tuesday night, focusing on his overall athletic ability (Jackson punts too, by the way), but especially his passion for track. 

Jackson said his goal is to compete in the 2016 Olympics in the long jump.

Jackson has previously listed Southern California, UCLA, Florida, LSU, Oklahoma and Tennessee as his finalists.

USC and Florida have generally been considered the teams to beat. But the decision is tough to predict. Jackson’s parents live in East St. Louis, Ill. — where Tennessee’s staff has visited more than once — while he lives with his sister in California.

Jackson plans to announce on National Signing Day, ensuring some last-second suspense for fans of his final teams.

Tennessee among 6 finalists for 5-star prospect Adoree Jackson


KNOXVILLE,TennesseeAdoree Jackson, a five-star cornerback prospect from California, is down to six finalists. 

Not surprisingly, Tennessee was among the group.

Florida, LSU, Oklahoma, UCLA and USC were the others.

Jackson is the No. 1 player in California and the No. 2 cornerback and No. 7 overall prospect in the nation according to the 247Sports Composite. So he’s accustomed to the attention that comes from even an announcement of “finalists.”

All six teams were listed in alphabetical order.

For what it’s worth, the 247Sports Crystal Ball gives the Vols virtually no chance of landing Jackson. Most of the 50 experts expect he’ll stay close to home and sign with Southern Cal. His recruiter? Former Vols quarterback Tee Martin, who was retained by new USC coach Steve Sarkisian.

The Vols would undoubtedly find room for Jackson on their crowded commitment list.