Adoree' Jackson is one of the most dynamic players in college football, but his talents are not limited to the gridiron. Jackson is also attempting to qualify for the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio in the long jump, and as a result, he will be limited in terms of spring football activities this year. USC head coach Clay Helton says that's fine.
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“I’ve always believed that if you’re going to be a master of something you have to work at it. Don’t be a jack of all trades, be a master of something. He’s been a master at football this season,” Helton said after practice Sunday. “When we were recruiting him we said, if you get the opportunity to go work for Olympics you need to go work at that.”
If Jackson qualifies, his long jump event will take place on August 13, and may interfere with fall camp. However, we can't imagine many Trojans will fault him if he has the chance to represent his country in the Olympics.