Three-way football star Adoree' Jackson shifting focus to USC track

Three-way football star Adoree' Jackson shifting focus to USC track

Published Apr. 11, 2015 11:01 p.m. ET

USC wrapped up its 15th and final practice of the spring Saturday with the annual Spring Game. Three-way player Adoree' Jackson had one catch for four yards and two tackles but, come Sunday, he will have a different focus.

"That's when I'm just going to switch it over and get ready for track," Jackson said.

The two-sport athlete competed in the indoor season for the USC track team. In outdoor, he's competed in just one meet this season -- as a sprinter and long jumper -- because of his football obligations, but with football in the rear view for the foreseeable future, he can start focusing on his other sport.

"I'm happy to go out there and compete and just to be out there with the team and try to win a Pac-12 championship and go to nationals in Oregon," Jackson said.


In his lone outdoor meet, Jackson won the long jump competition at the Trojan Invitational with a jump of 24-4.25. He was also a part of the men's winning 4x100m relay team.

When he returns to track, he feels he will be able to work out with the team as much as he possibly can without restrictions.

Despite missing time on the track the last few weeks, he doesn't believe he has anything to make up.

"Long jumping is just going out there and competing, doing the right things fundamentally and (having good) technique," he said. "It's nothing that you need to catch up on. It's just something (that) either you got it or you don't."

While the USC football team was having its spring game, the track team was in Arizona for the Jim Click Shootout.

Beginning Thursday, the team will participate in the Mt. SAC Relays.