Safety target Lamar Jackson sets official visit to Notre Dame


Mike Vorel
South Bend Tribune

Lamar Jackson will be busy in the fall.

Besides playing his senior season at Franklin High School in Elk Grove, Calif., Jackson — a consensus four-star safety — has set his five official visits, with a trip to South Bend kicking off the list.

A 6-foot-2, 206-pound safety, Jackson will take his first official visit for Notre Dame's opener against Texas on Sept. 5. He will also take official visits to Arizona State, Oklahoma, Oregon and Michigan.

Jackson is ranked by Rivals as the No. 81 overall prospect, the No. 12 player in the state of California and the No. 6 safety in the country, while 247Sports has him slated as the No. 110 overall recruit, the No. 13 player in California and the No. 5 safety in his class.

Of Notre Dame's 13 verbal commits in the 2016 class, three — Spencer Perry, Jalen Elliott and Julian Love — are defensive backs.

#1 Notre dame vs Texas ND official visit night opener Sept 5

— LAMAR JACKSON #⃣1⃣ (@lamar_cla1) August 3, 2015//

Picking 5 visits is way hard then I thought it was gone be but I think I will have a great experience at all of them

— LAMAR JACKSON #⃣1⃣ (@lamar_cla1) August 3, 2015//

I'm just chose to take the visits I feel I will get a chance to have the best experience wrapping up this recruiting

— LAMAR JACKSON #⃣1⃣ (@lamar_cla1) August 3, 2015//

Four-star defensive back Lamar Jackson wants to visit Notre Dame. (Photo courtesy of Student Sports)
Lamar Jackson at The Opening Oakland. (Photo courtesy Student Sports)