West: Top Ten Cornerbacks
West: Early Top Ten Cornerbacks 1. Adoree Jackson Location: Gardena, Calif. High School: Serra Size: 5-10/170 Recruiting: Committed to Scouting Report: Jackson is an elite talent who can kill an opposing team on offense, defense and special teams. He's currently rated the No. 1 overall prospect in the West and the No. 2 corner nationally. He's a great athlete and has a chance to break the state record in the long jump. He has elite speed, quickness and incredible ball skills and should be an immediate contributor returning punts/kicks at the next level. 2. Jaleel Wadood Location: Bellflower, Calif. High School: St. John Bosco Size: 5-11, 170 Recruiting: Committed to Scouting Report: Whether Wadood ends up at corner or safety in college, he'll be an elite playmakers at either spot. He has corner size but plays safety in H.S and for his 7 on 7 team to take advantage of his great ball skills and field awareness. He covers a ton of ground, has an incredibly high football IQ and always knows where to be on the field. He's also a physical player and isn't afraid to come up and hit you. 3. Naijiel Hale Location: Bellflower, Calif. High School: St. John Bosco Size: 5-11/170 Recruiting: Committed to Scouting Report: Pound for pound, Hale is one of the toughest players in the region, regardless of position. He's a pit bull and will physically battle you on every play. Hale plays with a chip on his shoulder and it has served him well this winter. He has quickly become one of the hottest corner recruits in the region and it's well deserved. He thrives in press coverage and has the feet to close as quick as a cat as well. 4. Adarius Pickett Location: El Cerrito, Calif. High School: El Cerrito Size: 6-0/180 Recruiting: Committed to Scouting Report: Pickett is a big, physical corner who is built like a safety but he can run. Among this group, he's the best guy in run support and is a very solid tackler. He's an instinctual player who plays some offense as well and shows good hands and his overall athleticism has improved in the last year. He's very tough, plays with an edge and has a very big upside to him. 5. Jonathan Lockett Location: Santa Ana, Calif. High School: Mater Dei Size: 5-11/170 Recruiting: Committed to Scouting Report: Lockett brings a lot of skills to the table. He's a technician and is about as fundamentally sound as you'll see. He understands the corner position well and is a very cerebral player. He has gotten faster and stronger in the last year and showed high level athleticism at the recent IMG 7 on 7 tourney. Lockett has great leaping ability, ball awareness and has been one of the state's top corners since his sophomore year. The Next Five: 6. Denzel Fisher (Compton, Calif.) 7. Rodney Carr (Los Angeles, Calif.) 8. Brandon Lewis (Elk Grove, Calif.) 9. Malik Cyphers (Westlake Village, Calif.) 10. Kevin Nutt (Fresno, Calif.) National Recruiting Analyst Greg Biggins (@GregBiggins), National Recruiting Analyst and West Regional Manager Brandon Huffman (@BrandonHuffman), Southwest Recruiting Analyst Jason Jewell (@jason247scout) and Northwest Recruiting Analyst Jake Worthen (@JakeWorthen) contributed to these rankings.