Commitment Impact: Kameron Jackson

Becoming the sixth commitment for the 2011 class, Long Beach (Ca.) Poly CB Kameron Jackson added his considerable coverage skills to future of the Washington secondary. Dawgman.com spoke with Scout.com West Region manager Brandon Huffman for a scouting report and we also take a look at how he will fit into the mix once he arrives on Montlake in the summer of 2011…

Last year, Washington only signed one cornerback, Crenshaw's Greg Ducre, so getting at least two, if not three, corners in the upcoming class is an imperative.

"I like him," Huffman told Dawgman.com shortly after Jackson committed. "He's a good cover-guy. He's a little more physical. He's not the biggest guy in the world in terms of how thick he is – he's about 5-10, 175 – but he plays more physical than his size would indicate."

With the plethora of big wideouts in the Pac 10, Huffman said Jackson will need to add some bulk in order to be successful early on.

"He was definitely Poly's best cover-corner last year," Huffman recalled. "He's not in the Donovan Warren category, the big elite corners that Poly had a few years ago, but he's a guy that has the ability to play early in his career if he puts on weight because he's got a good backpedal, good cover-awareness and good hands, he just needs to put on the weight.

"When you have schools, like in the Pac 10 or the SEC, where they have big, physical receivers – for instance a guy like Kyle Prater – he's going to eat (Jackson) up because of the physical advantage that he has, but if you put him on a slot guy he's going to be able to do that pretty well."

Jackson hadn't gotten any other offers to this point in the recruiting process, but he told Dawgman.com it wouldn't have mattered since he's thought Washington was the best fit from the get go.

He'll come in and add depth behind Desmond Trufant, Adam Long, Quinton Richardson and likely Ducre who will enroll this fall. Richardson will be a senior the year Jackson arrives (2011), while Trufant and Long will both be juniors. That means Jackson and his future classmates at corner (possibly players like Stephan McClure, Dennis Rufus or Josh Atkinson among others) will need to be ready to go very early in their careers.

With his quickness and solid Football I.Q., expect Jackson to be a candidate to see early playing time the moment he enrolls.

In case you haven't seen it, here is Jackson's junior season highlight reel.

Kameron Jackson Scout Profile


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