The USC Trojans are looking to regain their dominance and head coach Steve Sarkisian is hopinig to be the right man for that job. He has been bringing in exceptional talent in recruiting classes over the past couple years and one of the most talented players that he has brought on board is defensive back, wide receiver and returner Adoree’ Jackson.
Jackson is one of the best all-around athletes in college football heading into the 2015 season and he’ll be a big part of the Troans’ game plan each and every week. He has made it clear that he wants to have a huge season and do freakish things.
Exactly what freakish things he wants to do is unknown, but his athleticism will let him do just about anything that he’d like to do on-the-field.
Sarkisian has gone so far as to say that Jackson might very well be the best athlete that he has ever coached.
During his freshman season with the Trojans last year, Jackson put up big numbers all across the board. He recorded 49 tackles, 10 defensed passes and a forced fumble defensively, while returning two kicks for a touchdown as well.
Jackson also chipped in on the offensive side of the football in limited playing time with 10 catches for 138 yards and three touchdowns.
Obviously that stat line shows exactly how much talent Jackson has with the 2015 season coming up quickly. He is going to have a large role on both sides of the football and in the return game once again, and has a chance to compete for a Heisman Trophy if he lives up to the full potential that many see for him this season.
Looking into the future for Jackson, there is no question that his speed will translate to the next level. He has the talent to be an NFL prospect at either defensive back or wide receiver and will have a chance to put his offensive skills on full display this season.
If the Trojans are going to take another step forward and improve off of last years 9-4 record, they are going to need Jackson to take over some games.
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