|Junipero (CA) Gardena Serra cornerback Adoree' Jackson|
Weight: 172 lbs.
High school: Gardena (CA) Junipero Serra
Notes: Holds offers from Arizona State, Boise State, California, Colorado, Florida, LSU, Miami, Michigan, Nebraska, Northwestern, Notre Dame, Oregon State, SMU, Tennessee, Texas A&M, UCLA, USC, Utah, Washington, and Washington State . . . State champion in long jump . . . As a junior in 2012, had 70 tackles, 5 interceptions, and 2 forced fumbles . . . Rivals 5-star, #2 CB, #8 overall . . . Scout 4-star, #8 CB . . . 247 Sports 4-star, 97 grade, #4 CB, #33 overall . . . Teammate of Michigan linebacker offeree Dwight Williams . . . Attends alma mater of former Michigan targets George Farmer (USC) and Marqise Lee (USC)
Strengths: Excellent change of direction . . . Very fluid hips . . . Great recovery speed . . . Very confident player . . . Good vision and field awareness . . . Should be adept in man coverage but also good in zone . . . Tough runner with ball in hand . . . Dynamic ball skills . . . Versatile player who could play wide receiver, cornerback, and returner
Weaknesses: Sits too high in backpedal . . . Largely gets by on superior athleticism . . . Very thin player who might struggle with bigger receivers and run support . . . Could afford to be more physical in coverage . . . Has tendency to high-step into endzone, which may get him in trouble
Projection: Cornerback, punt returner. Jackson is the type of athlete who could play in all three phases of the game, and I would not be surprised to see a team put him at cornerback but also play him occasionally at wide receiver. A Charles Woodson comparison seems timely here, but Woodson was a bigger and more physical player. Jackson looks like a potential shutdown cornerback and quite possibly a future All-American.
Reminds me of: Branden Smith (Georgia cornerback)