Adoree' Jackson is a great cornerback who is biding his time in Gardena, California while waiting for his turn on national signing day. There are four teams in his home state that could use a cornerback, but one of them (USC) already loaded its secondary with the 2013 signing class.
Stanford, UCLA and California could all use his assistance, but he'd be better off going to Notre Dame. Notre Dame is on the cusp of being a great team each and every season.
Since the new ACC agreement with Notre Dame would be in place while he was with the Irish, let's take a quick look at the advantages of going to South Bend:
1. Notre Dame needs a secondary, and he would possibly get to start as a true freshman.
2. He would get to visit home whenever he met Stanford or USC on the road.
3. In 2014, Notre Dame will travel to Florida State to take on the Seminoles.
Those aren't all the perks, but Notre Dame is clearly willing to raise its own schedule strength, not because it needs to, but because it will better prepare the Irish for playoff appearances.
Notre Dame staff have clearly recognized that there's a gap between their current opponents and national champions, and they have taken the first step toward a bright future.
If Jackson were to join the Irish, he would be a bright spot in Notre Dame's secondary, which could already use some help. Notre Dame finished the 2012 season with the country's No. 2 scoring defense, allowing only 12.8 points per game.
With players like Jackson on the roster, the Irish won't need any help from opposing quarterbacks to repeat that feat. Now is the time for talented players to go to Notre Dame. If they wait, then they will have to wait their turn to play.
Right now, guys like Jackson can step onto the field as freshmen.