John Jackson was a top assistant coach at USC and other schools. His son, John Jackson II, was a standout football and baseball player at Bishop Amat and USC. Now John Jackson III has chosen Santa Ana Mater Dei over Bishop Amat to begin his prep career in football and baseball.
His father, JJ, the sports commentator for USC games and FSN, still bleeds Lancer blue, but Mater Dei fits in better for travel and other purposes.
His son is a freshman quarterback. As for what happens if Mater Dei plays Bishop Amat, the father could be dealing with allegiance issues.