Jackson is often spotted roaming around Howard Jones Field watching his soon-to-be teammates at USC spring practices.
So what position group Will Jackson, a two-way standout at Gardena (Calif.) Serra High School, practice with in August?
USC coach Steve Sarkisian said they might be using the five-star recruit on offense and defense.
"I think he's going to get some of both, quite honestly," Sarkisian said.
Sarkisian said the topic came up in a recent staff meeting, but that the coaches will wait to make any decisions until they start to prepare for training camp.
Jackson is not the only incoming freshman who is capable of contributing on both sides. Sarkisian also said five-star Juju Smith and Rahshead Johnson are players who will be in the two-way conversation.
"We have a handful of those types of guys who can potentially do things on both sides of the ball," Sarkisian explained. "So it's not something you just do on a whim."
The USC coach did say he plans to throw freshmen into the fire as soon as they arrive at practice.
"We've traditionally always thrown our freshmen in there on day one to see how they respond just emotionally. The guys who have the big eyes and the guys who just love to compete and feel comfortable.. and then we start getting information on them."
Most of USC's incoming freshmen are scheduled to arrive on campus in late June.