Super Sophomore Has NU Offer

Gardena (Calif.) Serra has a strong sophomore class headlined by defensive back Adoree Jackson, an elite cover corner who will be a national recruit in two years.

Adoree Jackson started this past season opposite California corner Raymond Ford and earned all-league status. He's already one of the elite athletes in the state and is putting up some big numbers on the track.

"I do the long jump, anchor both relays and run the 200m," Jackson said. "My personal best in the long jump is 24'6" and our relay teams could win state so things are going really well for me right now."

Jackson had a strong showing at the IMG/Madden 7 on 7 tournament over the weekend and was easily among the top cover corners in the event. He's not just fast, he's very quick with great change of direction and toughness.

"Right now, I have offers from SMU, Washington, Nebraska and Northwestern," Jackson said. "I'm also hearing from UCLA, USC, California and Washington State. I'm already looking forward to the season and I think we're going to have a really good team.

"Raymond taught me a lot last year and with him gone, I know I have a lot of responsibility on me to lead the secondary. I know I need to get better and our whole team is going to get better and I'm excited to get going."

As for leaders, Jackson said he has a couple of childhood favorites.

"Growing up, I always liked LSU and USC," Jackson said. "Alabama and Florida are others I liked too. Basically I like the SEC a lot, it's a great conference. I would like to stay on the West Coast to play college ball of play in the SEC.

‘I'm going to camp with USC in the summer and I might do UCLA's camp too. I'm not looking to make an early decision, I plan to go through the process and being just a sophomore, I still have a long way to go."

Greg Biggins has been covering recruiting for over 15 years, covering the West since the mid-1990's and currently serves as a national analyst for
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