Bruins Keeping Tabs on Poly CB

Long Beach (Calif.) Poly cornerback Kameron Jackson has one Pac-10 offer and interest from more, as he looks to establish himself as one of the better cover corners in the West's 2011 class...

Long Beach (Calif.) Poly cornerback Kameron Jackson is one of the top coverage corners in the West in the class of 2011.

Already the owner of one offer, Jackson is hearing from a host of Pac-10 schools.

"Washington was the first school that offered me, and I like them a lot right now," said Jackson. "Oregon is supposed to come down and they've recruited at Poly a lot before. I haven't heard a whole lot from Cal, but I like them. I like USC and UCLA a lot too because they're close to home."

The Huskies went first and Jackson said he's favoring Washington.

"Coach (Demetrice) Martin at Washington offered me and he said I might have a chance to be a freshman starter there," said Jackson. "He was just telling me that he thinks I'm a good corner. I'm hoping to go up there in June for their first camp. That's my favorite school right now."

The Trojans and Bruins have long recruited Poly, and it's no different with Jackson, who played with current Bruins' Stan McKay and Iuta Tepa on Poly's CIF-SS title squad when he was a sophomore. His preference is to stay on the West coast, but not only is he open to leaving California, he's leaning that way.

"I like USC and UCLA, but I'm trying to leave California," said Jackson. "But I'm still open to them if they offer."

Unlike many Poly players, who've gone through the recruiting process and taking their official visits, Jackson is hoping to get it out of the way and decide before his season.

"I really want to try and commit early so I can focus on Poly," said Jackson.

That is his primary goal, helping the Jackrabbits recover from one of their worst seasons, which snapped their two-decade long streak of winning the Moore League, and saw them go 7-5, a year after playing for the CIF State Open Division title.

"We were young, and had a lot of sophomores and juniors, and some young guys who didn't understand the Poly tradition," said Jackson. "It was embarrassing. So we have a chip on our shoulder now to get Poly back to what it was and we're on a mission next year."

Academically, Jackson is in fine shape, with a 3.2 GPA and plans to take the SAT on May 1st.

As a junior, he had 25 tackles, four picks and 10 pass defenses, and earned all-Moore League honors.

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