February 5th, 2014 02:10 PM║ Posted By: John Pennington ║ Permalink
║ Schools: Florida, LSU
Tags: LSU, Southern Cal, Steve Sarkisian, USC
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.
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