Scouting Report, Video Highlights and Predictions for 5-Star CB Adoree' Jackson
Adoree' Jackson is the kind of player a recruiting class can be built around. The 5-star athlete, blessed with amazing physical abilities, can play an array of positions. Plus, he's exceptional in another sport.
Jackson has many schools after his services, but only one will be able to sign him. While he does have some things to work on, he has a fantastic future ahead of him.
It's time to take a closer look at one of the best players in the nation.
Who Is Adoree' Jackson?
Originally from Illinois, Jackson plays for Junipero Serra High School in the Gardena section of Los Angeles. With six interceptions this fall, Jackson has 17 picks, 114 tackles and 17 passes broken up since 2011, per 247Sports.
The stud athlete could be in the Olympics in a few years, as he is the California state champion in the long jump. As far as football goes, Jackson will be playing in the 2014 Under Armour All-America Game in January.
He boasts offers from Florida, LSU, USC, Florida State, Tennessee, UCLA, Oregon and Oklahoma among others, according to 247Sports.
Adoree' Jackson's Scouting Report: Strengths
At 5'9.5" and 182 pounds, Jackson is a world-class athlete who has no athletic limitations. He can play cornerback, running back, safety, receiver and return kicks and punts.
Most programs like Jackson as a cornerback due to his loose hips and terrific short-area quickness. He has the ability to mirror receivers off the line before using his excellent burst out of transition to recover and close.
Jackson plays with natural instincts, as he appears to have exceptional ability at anticipating. While his height is not ideal, this is a player who plays like he's 6'2". Jackson has "wiry" strength, which he uses to shock his opponents at the various positions he plays.
As an offensive player, he has the speed, elusiveness and vision to exploit defenses with the ball in his hands. Jackson also has great balance, evidenced by his ability to stay on his feet at all times.
He's one of the best all-around football players in the past five years.
Adoree' Jackson's Scouting Report: Weaknesses
Aside from not possessing ideal height, Jackson's main weaknesses all come from his technique. He makes plays by being faster, quicker and more athletic than many of his opponents.
It doesn't matter which position he ultimately plays in college, he will still need to refine his technique. Once he does, the NFL will be Jackson's next stop.
Adoree' Jackson's Full Ride Highlights
This is a mixtape of Jackson's highlights featured in the Full Ride video series. It shows him making several fantastic plays with the ball in his hands.
Keep in mind, Jackson plays for one of the best high school football programs in California. He's not doing these things against weak competition, folks.
Adoree' Jackson's Junior Highlights
Here's a highlight tape of Jackson from his junior season. The opening play tells you all you need to know about his balance, agility and quickness.
This tape also features several spectacular returns by Jackson on special teams.
Adoree' Jackson's NFTC Highlights
Jackson participated in the Oakland Nike Football Training Camp this past spring. These are highlights from his performance that day, as he showed off his loose hips and transition quickness as a corner.
It's also evident that he needs to polish his technique.
Adoree' Jackson Showing off His Athleticism
Here's a quick peak at Jackson displaying just how athletic he is by performing a couple of flips. He also touches on a few subjects ranging from his hair to his ideal celebrity date.
Schools such as LSU, Florida State, Tennessee, Florida, Oregon, USC, Oklahoma and UCLA have the best chance to sign Jackson, according to 247Sports.
While he can't go wrong with any of his choices, look for him to sign with the Gators. USC, LSU, Florida State and Oregon also all have serious shots.
Jackson will make an impact wherever he goes as a true freshman, especially as a returner. He could be a great cornerback, but his future may be brightest as a receiver due to him being special with the ball in his hands.
2014 Bleacher Report College Football Recruiting Heat Map
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Edwin Weathersby is the College Football Recruiting Analyst for Bleacher Report. He has worked in scouting/player personnel departments for three professional football teams, including the New York Giants and Cleveland Browns.