Every so often a football prospect comes around who is so freakishly athletic that playing Division-I football may not be his most impressive accolade.
Take Adoree' Jackson, for example. The five-star prospect, who is considered the nation's No. 1 athlete, committed to USC this week to play defensive back. Jackson is also a stellar long jumper who wants to try and qualify for the 2016 Rio Olympics.
Jackson would still be pretty young at that point -- the Rio Games come after his sophomore year at USC -- but he wouldn't be the first gridiron star to go for gold. Jackson would join Tampa Bay Buccaneers running back Jeff Demps (sprinter, 2012 Olympics) and Buffalo Bills wide receiver Marquise Goodwin (long jumper, 2012 Olympics) as recent top-tier football players to qualify for the Olympics. Both Demps and Goodwin had graduated by the time the London Olympics rolled around.
"I'm very comfortable with USC's track program because they produce Olympians and I want to go to the Olympics," Jackson told Fox Sports West. "It's my goal (to be) a gold medalist in the 2016 Olympics in Rio so I felt like they can do a great job of getting me there."
Here's Jackson's highlight tape from his senior year of high school at Junípero Serra High School.
And here's Jackson at last year's state track meet:
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