USC's Adoree' Jackson would like to focus on track during spring

USC cornerback/wide receiver Adoree Jackson wants to be an All-American in track

Adoree' Jackson won the long jump event, ran a leg on USC's winning 4x100-meter relay and also participated in the 4x400-relay in last week's Trojan Invitational track meet.

Jackson, a sophomore who is alternating spring football practice days at cornerback and receiver this spring, said Thursday that his preference would be to compete solely in track during spring.

Jackson said he had discussed his track goals with Coach Steve Sarkisian.

"Coach Sark said he wanted me out there to learn everything that we're doing new, so I just listen to him to do the new stuff," Jackson said. "But my preference was just to go out here and run track and compete and try to be an All-American in the sport."

Jackson won the long jump in his first outdoor meet with a leap of 24 feet 4 1/4 inches.

Jackson said he hoped to compete in the Florida Relays next weekend in Gainesville — and only in track next spring.

"I'll worry about next year, next year," Sarkisian said.

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