Adoree' Jackson is the top-rated athlete in the 2014 class. He's the
No. 1 player in the California state rankings.
He was the highest-rated prospect to announce on National Signing Day and those
are just a few reasons why USC won a major
recruiting coup on Wednesday afternoon.
"My favorite player has always been Reggie Bush," Jackson said at a ceremony at his high school. "I want to help put USC back on top."
Jackson, a 5-foot-10, 172-pound five-star recruit from Gardena (Calif.) Serra,
had quite an interesting final few weeks leading up to Signing Day.
His final four schools -- USC, UCLA, LSU and
Florida -- spent copious amounts of time at his high school and working
to land his commitment. Tennessee was also considered a frontrunner but
Jackson eliminated the Volunteers in the weeks before making his decision.
Oklahoma also made his top six.
Jackson is an outstanding addition to the USC class. The sixth-best prospect
in the 2014 class by Rivals.com excelled at cornerback at the Under Armour-All-America
Game and even had an interception in that all-star event.
The five-star could also play wide receiver and is an outstanding return
specialist. Preparing for the 2016 Olympics as a long jumper is a focus for
Jackson and one of the major factors in his decision-making process.
"They've talked to me about playing both ways," Jackson said. "Whatever it takes to put them over the top."