Adoree’ Jackson finally budges, reveals USC

GARDENA, Calif. — If Adoree’ Jackson ever decides to drop the football cleats and walk away from the track, he’ll have a mighty fine career as a member of the CIA.

If his athletic career continues to surge and he never has to go that route, Jackson’s happy to know that part of his life is over.

"I ain’t got to be a CIA agent (anymore)," a relieved Jackson said on Wednesday. "I can go back to my normal life."

On Wednesday, Jackson made the big reveal on his terms, announcing he will attend USC this fall

In one of the most closely watched recruitments in recent memory, Jackson never budged. He didn’t reveal any information to where he was or wasn’t leaning for his college choice.

Perhaps it was because he wasn’t sure himself until after he went to bed on Tuesday night.

"I had a dream last night and it was me sitting in front of the table and I put on a ‘SC hat, and so when I woke up, if God put that in my vision, I knew it was right for me," Jackson said.

Jackson was a major player in what turned out to be a huge day for USC. Its 2014 recruiting class went from good to great on Wednesday.

The Trojans entered Wednesday with zero five-star commits but got signatures from three on National Signing Day.

Before Jackson, St. John Bosco offensive lineman Damien Mama announced his plans to attend USC. After Jackson, Long Beach Poly safety JuJu Smith pledged to be a Trojan as well.

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."