And Jackson is part of a trend that has made half the Top 10 in the region dotted by two-way prospects.
Jackson is ranked as a corner but wants a shot at receiver.
Long Beach (Calif.) Poly safety Juju Smith knows his best position is safety, but the region's No. 3 prospect has his heart at receiver.Bellevue (Wash.) safety Budda Baker has defense in his heart but is looking for some offensive packages in college.
Fresno (Calif) Central receiver Michiah Quick is an explosive gamebreaker out wide but could also be an elite corner.
And Phoenix (Ariz.) Mountain Pointe receiver Jalen Brown was an all-American pass-catcher but could be an elite safety in college.
Their versatility has put them in the top ten in the 2014 class out West.
Sandwiched between Jackson and Smith and ending up No. 2 is Scottsdale (Ariz.) Desert Mountain quarterback Kyle Allen, the nation's no. 1 passer in the class.
Oakley (Calif.) Freedom running back Joe Mixon is the No. 4 prospect in the West and the region's top back.
Chandler (Ariz.) Hamilton offensive tackle Casey Tucker is the West's top lineman in the class and he sits at No. 5
Imperial (Calif.) running back Royce Freeman moved up to five-stars after a monster senior year and fine performance during the U.S. Army Bowl practices to move up to No. 6.
Bellflower (Calif.) St. John Bosco offensive guard Damien Mama is the top-ranked guard in the West and he's seventh.
Baker, Quick and Brown round out the top 10.
The state breakdown for the West: California (106), Arizona (17), Washington (9), Colorado (5), Utah (5), Oregon (3), Idaho (3), Nevada (2)