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The Jackson Five
Jacksonville (Fla.) Fletcher High School class of 2015 wide receiver Kalif Jackson recently announced that he has narrowed his list of potential colleges down to five programs. Jackson holds over 20 scholarship offers from schools including; Florida Atlantic, Illinois, Indiana, Maryland, Purdue, South Florida, UCF, Wake Forest, West Virginia and Wisconsin. The 6-foot-5 and 195-pound rising senior will ultimately decide between Duke, Georgia Tech, Missouri, Rutgers and Vanderbilt. Scout.com spoke with Jackson earlier this week and he talked about how he arrived at his final five. The talented receiver hasn't set a timetable for when he will announce his commitment. Why did you decide to announce your final five this summer? Jackson: "I dwindled it down to five because I didn't want to lead coaches on anymore if I didn't feel I was going to attend their program. I talked with my parents, and thinking about it myself, I wanted to go to a school that is academically sound, plays great football and has a great coaching staff. Those are the three things that I wanted. So after doing that I was able to get down to Rutgers, Vandy, Duke, Georgia Tech and Missouri." Can you talk about each a little about his program and what it is you like about them? Jackson on Rutgers: "My dad grew up in that area so I am used to going up there. My brother played at Princeton so I am familiar with area. My dad enjoys the school, I enjoy the school and they have great coaching. I was able to go up there and visit and I enjoyed." Jackson on Duke: "It is a great academic school. It's likened to the Harvard, Yale and Princeton. If I am able to get a great education like that and play great football, I can't knock that." Jackson on Georgia Tech: "Georgia Tech is a great academic school as well. Coach Owens (assistant coach Lamar Owens) and I have a great relationship. He has been recruiting me since I was a freshman. I visited and I enjoyed the school as well." Jackson on Missouri: "Missouri was one of the first three schools to offer me a scholarship. Coach Henson (offensive line coach Josh Henson) came down and saw me my sophomore year and I didn't play anything, maybe three minutes the whole season. He saw me practice and evaluated my transcript and told me I was going to be a great player and I made great grades and they were going to offer me a scholarship early. That was a big deal to me." Jackson on Vanderbilt: "I visited the school and I loved the environment. It is a great academic school. It is the Harvard of the south and it is SEC football." Please check back with Scout.com for future updates on Kalif Jackson.
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