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Pac-10 offer would be big for Jackson

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Lonnie Jackson is still trying to figure out his recruitment but if one Pac-10 school offered him things might get sewn up for the Valencia, Calif., shooting guard.
Jackson said this past weekend at the adidas Super 64 Tournament in Las Vegas that he visited Stanford for its camp this summer and that he would be incredibly interested if the Cardinal offers.
Not only does he like the education and basketball mix, but Jackson hit it off with coach Johnny Dawkins. An offer from Stanford, the 6-foot-3 shooting guard said, would be difficult to turn down.
"I went up to Stanford camp and it was really nice," Jackson said. "I talked to Johnny, he came to my school a couple times and I'm really interested in Stanford. I don't know where I'm really looking at right now, mid-major, if I could go Pac-10 that would be great.
"(Stanford) would be a serious consideration. The place is really nice. The campus is beautiful. Johnny Dawkins is a great coach and I really look up to him. He knows what he's doing. Just the education and the basketball, that's where you can get it all."
There have been some other changes with Jackson's recruitment. He said a trip to Harvard will probably happen once the summer schedule dies down which could be in the next few weeks.
A three-star recruit by Rivals.com, Jackson said he hasn't been talking much with Arizona State any longer but that UTEP has offered and that Washington and Southern Cal have also reached out over the summer. Boise State has also gotten involved and Jackson said he has a good bond with assistant coach Jeff Linder.
UTEP could be an interesting spot because first-year coach Tim Floyd has reached out to a lot of top talent in southern California.
"(Floyd) seemed like a really intelligent guy," said Jackson, who would like to make a commitment before his senior season. "I liked him a lot when I was talking to him on the phone."
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