Jackson may just be the cream of the crop, however. He's tremendously talented and freakishly athletic. So paramount are his skills that he says new USC head coach Steve Sarkisian has assured him he'll have a primary position, but he'll also venture over to the other side of the ball as well. That primary position is yet to be determined.
What has been determined is his opportunity to participate in two sports at USC. Jackson, a highly regarded long jumper, has lofty goals on the track, which remain unchanged.
"I'm very comfortable with USC's track program because they produce Olympians and I want to go to the Olympics," Jackson said. "It's my goal (to be) a gold medalist in the 2016 Olympics in Rio so I felt like they can do a great job of getting me there."