John, you need to choose another profession if this gets you so worked up! Anyone whose job is tied to college sports knows you win some and you lose some in the recruiting world. Been that way for decades. You need to dial it down!! You know nothing about his parents, unless of course that you were a perfect teenager.
I realize that these are just kids, but the showboating some do on signing day shows — at least in this writer’s eyes — displays a me-first attitude that already takes up way too much space in today’s game. Jackson pulled different objects out of a box and said with each pull, “Nope, that’s not where I’m going,” and “No, that’s not it.” A Gatorade bottle represented Florida, for example. The Gators and LSU were among the finalists for his services.
Finally he lifted a Southern Cal hat and broke into a smile. Ha, ha. Oh, so funny.
If Jackson let all the coaches who’d recruited him know ahead of his announcement that he was USC-bound, fine. But here’s guessing he didn’t. As a result, grown men who’d chased him as a prospect were left to hang on his every word and twist in the wind while he toyed with them (and the fans of all those other schools).
Who knows if Jackson is really a good kid or a showboat, but his performance today leads me to think… showboat.