Glenbard North (Ill.) running back Justin Jackson has seen his recruitment heat up in the last several weeks.
Plus, Jackson was planning to visit Illinois this past weekend -- which unfortunately didn't happen.
"My dad's ankle was pretty messed up so we didn't end up getting up there, although I would like to have gotten up there," Jackson said.
Jackson now has nearly 20 offers, and there are several things about the recruiting process that have surprised him.
"They came in and some of them offered when they came in,and some of them didn't and called back later," Jackson said. "I didn't really know that it would be as far reaching as Arizona State and Cal, schools like Mississippi which are very far from here. Now a days you can kind of see me from anywhere, but I guess the distance of some of the schools that offered me would be the most surprising thing to me."
Stay on FOX Sports NEXT for the latest on Jackson and the rest of the Midwest's top prospects. Pretty much all the schools I have talked to quite a bit have offered me, otherwise they really haven't been in constant contact.