Adoree Jackson become a household name in ND win
If you didn’t know who USC cornerback Adoree Jackson was before the Trojans 45-27 win Saturday over Notre Dame, you know now. The junior scored a punt TD, kickoff TD, and receiving TD, and finished with 200 all purpose yards in one of the most one-sided games of the day. Jackson, whose NFL stock was rising over the past few weeks, won’t get a chance to showcase his talent on a national stage next week, as Colorado won the Pac 12 South and will face Washington.
Adoree Jackson Torches The Irish
All Glory To God 🙏🏾
— Adoree' Jackson (@AdoreeKnows) November 27, 2016
(check the Heisman pose at the end) pic.twitter.com/YEoI7GRXm1
— Jack McGuire (@TailgateHeisman) November 26, 2016
Jackson’s clutch play for the Trojans in their victory over Washington (2 interceptions) has some thinking he may garner some Heisman consideration. On a day where Lamar Jackson played the worst game of his season, Adoree has made an argument that warrants a seat in New York as a finalist.
As for his NFL prospects, many scouts are projecting Jackson could land anywhere from the middle of the first to the early second round. NFL.com Analyst Daniel Jeremiah advised he could be a Wide Receiver in the league.
“He’s electric with the ball in his hands. I can understand some teams seeing him as (a receiver), but I’d keep him on the defensive side of the ball and use him in the return game. He’s an Asante Samuel-type player at the next level,”
As for his next game, The 9-3 Trojans are headed to a bowl game, with an outside shot of making the Rose Bowl on New Years Day. For that to happen, Washington would need to win next weekend against Colorado, and be invited to the College Football Playoff. Should Colorado pull off the upset, USC would be likely locked out of the New Years classic, and instead head to the Alamo Bowl.