One of many high defensive again prospects within the nation and the highest recruit in California within the class of 2022 has dedicated to USC, giving the Trojans one other momentous victory in a month filled with them on the recruiting path.
Santa Ana Mater Dei defensive again Domani Jackson has lengthy been one of the vital coveted prospects within the nation, a 6-foot-1 shutdown nook able to making an enormous play at any second and the caliber of prospect with the facility to assist flip round a program.
Jackson grew to become the second of these potential program-altering prospects to pledge to USC this month, saying his dedication on Saturday in a video on social media. Corona Centennial defensive finish Korey Foreman, the No. 1 general recruit within the class of 2021, chose the Trojans lower than three weeks in the past, promising that he would “do the perfect I can to take again the West.”
That’s been greater than a mantra over the previous month, as USC earned commitments from the highest participant within the state in each the 2021 and 2022 courses, redeeming its current historical past of in-state recruiting woes. In 2020, USC inked simply one of many state’s high 25 gamers and noticed its recruiting class fall to 64th within the nationwide rankings. In 2019, the Trojans missed out on high defensive finish Kayvon Thibodeaux and signed simply three of the highest 25 in California.
That success is due largely to the assistant coach who first promised to remake USC into the West Coast recruiting energy it had been. Cornerbacks coach Donte Williams has definitely adopted by way of on that promise over the previous few months, serving because the lead recruiter on Jackson and Foreman, in addition to two four-star cornerbacks, L.A. Loyola’s Ceyair Wright within the 2021 class and Las Vegas Bishop Gorman’s Fabian Ross within the 2022 class.
Jackson informed 247 Sports activities that he was “nearer to [Williams] than every other coach.”
“Donte is my man,” Jackson stated. “He is been recruiting me for a very long time and I am simply actually comfy with him as a coach and as an individual. He is somebody I do know I can speak to about something, not simply soccer stuff.”
Jackson, the nation’s No. three prospect within the 2022 class, selected USC over Arizona State, Clemson, Michigan and Ohio State. His pledge provides the Trojans 4 commitments already within the class of 2022, propelling USC’s class to No. 7 within the nationwide rankings.
USC did lose a dedication Saturday when Mission Hills Bishop Alemany four-star linebacker Niuafe Tuihalamaka introduced he was reopening his recruitment.
This story initially appeared in Los Angeles Times.