Buffs hosting Kameron Jackson

Colorado bid farewell to senior cornerbacks Jimmy Smith and Jalil Brown at the end of the 2010 season and now coaches are eager to find a couple more high-caliber players to replace them. Several are on campus this weekend. Get inside for more.

Kameron Jackson believes he can be a shutdown cornerback at the college level with the right coaching and in the right atmosphere. The three-star product of Long Beach Poly High School in California is rated the No. 41 cornerback in the 2011 recruiting cycle by Scout.com analysts.

Jackson, 5-foot-10, 175, had a strong senior season. He made five interceptions and returned two for touchdowns. He estimated he had about 50 tackles.

Jackson said he was the Defensive Player of the Year in his league and was selected as a first-team All-CIF member. He did not play on the offensive side of the ball.

Jackson said defensive coordinator Greg Brown and technical intern Anthony Tucker visited him at his house recently. He said he was impressed enough that he became intrigued with the program and decided to visit.

"The coaching staff is all new and they came and visited me," Jackson said. "They was talking good. I was interested."

Jackson said he is still a Washington commit, but when asked about that program he said he didn't want to talk about the issue.Jackson said it is fair to say he is considering other options.

Jackson said he knows Colorado freshman wide receiver Paul Richardson, who is supposed to serve as his player host. He said he is eager to see the campus and the football facilities.

"I just want to see the environment and see how it is, see how it is to like, live out there," Jackson said.

Jackson is preparing for the track season now by working out most days. He runs the 4x100 relay and the 100 meter. He said his fastest time in the 100 last year was 10.7 seconds.

So what is the likelihood that Colorado football fans will get to see him display that speed in a black and gold uniform on Folsom Field?

"I don't know yet," Jackson said. "I've got to take my visit first and see how I like it."


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