Jackson is the No. 5-ranked prospect within the 2022 class and the No. 1 prospect from California. He’s a 6-foot-1, 190-pound cornerback from Mater Dei Excessive College in Santa Ana, California, and offers USC the No. 1 in-state prospect two recruiting cycles in a row.
Which may sound mundane, however coach Clay Helton and his workers completed the 2020 cycle with the No. 54-ranked recruiting class and just one ESPN 300 dedication in extensive receiver Gary Bryant. California prospects have been fleeing the state, together with Bryce Younger, the No. 1-ranked dual-threat quarterback in 2020 who flipped from USC to Alabama.
The Trojans workers, which added secondary coach Donte Williams in February 2020, made a concerted effort to take again the west and preserve the native prospects at residence.
These efforts paid off within the 2021 cycle, as USC signed 9 ESPN 300 recruits, together with No. 1 in-state prospect and five-star defensive finish Korey Foreman.
The Trojans nonetheless have an opportunity to land ESPN 300 linebacker Raesjon Davis. If Davis picks USC, it will give the college three commitments from the highest 4 prospects in California.