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#CFBTop20: No. 18, USC CB Adoree' Jackson


Adoree' Jackson is entering his sophomore season at USC after a impactful freshman year for the Trojans. Jackson contributed on defense, offense and special teams as a cornerback, wide receiver and return specialist. He started at both cornerback and receiver in USC's game against Notre Dame, becoming the first Trojan to do so since the late 1960s when starting records were first reliably kept during the two-platoon era.

Jackson's versatility isn't just relegated to the football field. He's also a track and field star for USC, earning All-America honors this year in the long jump and 4x100 relay at this year's NCAA track and field championships. His extraordinary athletic abilities earned him places on the fastest, most versatile and most freakish athletes lists during CFB 24/7's "15 for '15 series" (June 8-12 was unofficially known internally at NFL Media as "Adoree' Jackson Week").

That's impressive stuff for a player just entering his sophomore season.

Pulling back the curtain on the vote

Three of seven CFB 24/7 experts voted for Jackson on their top-20 ballots. He was rated as high as ninth on two experts' ballots.

What some of our analysts are saying about Jackson

"Jackson has the ability to make impact plays in all three phases of the game. Look for him to more involved in the offense this fall." -- Daniel Jeremiah

"Jackson did his best Charles Woodson imitation as a star at cornerback, receiver, and kick returner in his true freshman year. The scary fact for USC opponents over the next couple of years is that Jackson, a track and field All-American, will only get better as a defender." -- Chad Reuter

"One of the best all-around players in the nation, and only a true sophomore." -- Charles Davis

Where do fans rank Jackson?

We asked Twitter users who they considered the best player in college football. Jackson didn't receive a single vote from the fans, which was a bit of a surprise given that he plays for a high-profile program in a major market. However, he's just one season into his college career and if USC emerges as the national powerhouse many expect to see this season, then Jackson will rise into the fans' conscience as a result.

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