JMO of course, but we've been leading for a while and he's set to take his OV here the 6/24 weekend. If he's not going to commit for another 4 months it a) makes our current lead both less meaningful and perhaps in reality nonexistent, and b) means we've taken our best shot a long time before he makes a decision.
That could be an important date for him. Committing is a special moment for a lot of kids. The fact he’s already announced a commitment date that far ahead tells me he’s potentially close to making up his mind. Sort of like when people propose. They usually decide long before they ask a woman, they’re just waiting for the right time
Jakeem Jackson is getting more and more attention from the home state schools. Miami is a school to watch with him. He has set his announcement date and Tennessee is still in good shape there but the Canes are going to be a factor and Florida is certainly trying.
"Ja’Keem Jackson also remains a realistic option. He’s not planning to make a decision until Oct. 22, and there’s more competition for him now, but Tennessee is set to host him on an official visit next weekend and is in pretty good shape there right now."
FWIW I don't love the fact that he's going to OV here 4 months before his decision date. Wish we'd try and get him back here unofficially and save that OV...
Jakeem Jackson told us on Thursday that he will likely commit in July instead of October. This appears to be a three team race between Tennessee, Penn State and Florida. He visited Penn State officially last weekend and visited Florida unofficially earlier this week. Tennessee will need to show well this weekend if they are going to be a factor in his decision.