Top 2014 DB in the West

Gardena (Calif.) Serra is known for producing elite talent, and now it can boast the top defensive back in the region in Adoree Jackson, who could be the state's top corner prospect right now...

Serra never has a shortage of elite talent and Adoree Jackson definitely fits the bill of a national recruit. He had a good summer on the 7 on 7 circuit playing for the 1925 All-Stars and is off to a good start to his junior season as well.

On the recruiting front, Jackson said a pair of Pac 12 schools are recruiting him the hardest right now.

"I probably hear the most from UCLA and Washington," Jackson said. "Colorado is showing a lot of interest right now too. All three of those schools have offered and email me or facebook me all the time. I've been to a USC game and hope to get to a UCLA game as well. I'm still really wide open though and I'm going to listen to every school who's interested. It's early for me and I'm not planning to make an early decision anywhere."

Jackson, who's currently rated the No. 34 player in the nation, has everything you could want in a cover corner including size, electric speed, ball skills and toughness. The athlete is also one of the nation's top long jumpers and won a state title jumping 25' as a sophomore last year.

He plans to double sport in college and has a chance to break the national long jump record before he graduates. On the season, Jackson said he hasn't had a chance to make too many plays but when you're a shutdown cornerback, that's often the case.

"I guess I should take it as a complement," Jackson said. "Teams aren't throwing my way at all but I'm still trying to stay focused on every play because you never know when they will test you. I've made a few big plays, I have a 98 yard pick six and some big returns on special teams so things are good and I'm just working hard to get better."

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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