Thursday Whispers: Top Recruit Arrives With Little Fanfare
McKinnley Jackson is one of the top defensive tackles in the nation.
But when the George County, Miss., prospect showed up at the USC Elite Camp this week, something unthinkable occurred.
Most of the coaching staff had no idea who he was. This is hard to believe given that Rivals lists him as the No. 6 defensive tackle in the country.
“He weighs over 300 pounds and comes to the camp and the USC coaches are saying, `Who is this big kid?’ “ said a high school coach who was at the camp Monday and Tuesday. “They were genuinely excited because they said they never heard of him.”
USC coaches might not have known about Jackson but they saw enough to offer him a scholarship this week.
By the way, the same high school coach told us Jackson wants to transfer to Narbonne High School.
That might help USC’s chances. As long as the coaches don’t tell Jackson they didn’t know who he was prior to this week.