THIS YEAR - Sophomore All-American Adoree' Jackson will be competing in the long jump and sprints for the USC track and field team, following another strong season as a cornerback, receiver and returner for the football team.
2015: As has become expected with Jackson, his first season of competing in track and field was impressive. With limited practice due to his spring football commitments, Jackson began his season with a long jump of 24-4.25 (7.42m) to win at the Trojan Invitational on March 21. He continued to make improvement throughout the season, culminating with a PR of 25-11.50/7.91m (+1.9) to place fifth at the NCAA Championships on June 10…that jump moved him into an eighth-place tie on USC’s all-time list. He also won the Pac-12 long jump title with a jump of 25-3.50/7.71m (-0.6) and the USC-UCLA Dual Meet long jump title with a leap of 25-2.00/7.67m (+4.0w). Jackson also took sixth in the 100m at the Dual Meet with a time of 10.54. He then set a 100m PR of 10.48 (+0.6) to take seventh at the Pac-12 Championships. He was inserted into the 4x100m relay at the West Regional and helped the team run 39.49 to qualify fifth and advance to the NCAA Championships. At the NCAAs, Jackson ran anchor as the team placed fourth with a time of 38.75, the second-fastest time in school history.
HIGH SCHOOL - Jackson is a 2014 graduate of Serra High in Gardena, Calif. and had high school bests of 25-5.25 (7.75m) in the long jump, 10.68 in the 100m and 21.59 in the 200m. Jackson's jump of 25-5.25 at the Chandler Rotary Elite Session was the second-farthest long jump by a high school athlete in 2014. He also placed second in the long jump at the New Balance Indoor Nationals with a jump of 24-4.50 (7.43m). Jackson ranked third in the country among high school long jumpers in 2013 and helped lead Serra to the 2013 CIF state championship as he placed second in the long jump with a leap of 24-7.50. He won the state long jump title as a sophomore with a jump of 25-0.50. He was named the 2012 Cal-Hi Sports California Sophomore Athlete of the Year and the 2013 Cal-Hi Sports California Junior Athlete of the Year. He was also a star receiver and defensive back on the football team earning numerous first-team All-America honors. His senior season in football he ran for 639 yards on 66 carries (9.7 avg.) and caught 38 passes for 812 yards (21.4 avg.) with seven touchdowns on offense, plus he had 36 tackes, six interceptions (3 returned for TDs), eight deflections and forced a fumble. He also had three returns for touchdowns, including a 92-yard punt return and a 93-yard kickoff return in the CIF Western Division final.
PERSONAL - Adoree' was born on Sept. 18, 1995 in Belleville, Ill...He grew up in Illinois, then moved to California before his sophomore year at Serra.
CAREER BESTS: Long Jump -- 25-11.50 (791m) 100m -- 10.48 200m -- 21.59