USC, LSU at the Top

Two traditional powers top the list for 2014 Gardena (CA) Serra defensive back Adoree Jackson. Look inside for the details.

Gardena (CA) Serra 2014 defensive back Adoree Jackson is used to being the star of the show, but on Saturday he was relegated to the role of water boy.

Jackson, who is one of the top football and track athletes in California, was sidelined with an ankle injury that he suffered while winning the state title in the long jump.

"The injury was just a minor setback," Jackson said. "I can still get my mental reps, learn all the plays and help my team."

The 5-10, 170-pound cornerback has quickly become one of the most sought after players in the 2014 class, with offers from: UCLA, Utah, Nebraska, Washington, Washington State, Colorado, SMU and Northwestern.

Along with his eight offers, Jackson is also being heavily recruited by USC and LSU, and reports that they are his top two schools.

"I have been talking to LSU a lot. I hope that I get that offer," said Jackson. "For me being a DB, they produce a lot of defensive backs. I like how they play ball as a team. They all come together as a team and it shows on the field.

"I also have been talking to USC lately, too. It's between those two schools right there. As a little kid before I started playing football USC was the team that I always liked because I watched Reggie Bush a lot."

Follow KevinCarden on Twitter Top Stories