Oregon’s 2020 class looks to be special with the likes of Silas Starr and Jalen John already being offered by the Ducks. That said as Miles Jackson (5-11 180 So. RB/CB) of Central Catholic looks to be one of the most versatile and impressive Sophomore athletes on the West Coast, heading into the 2017 season.
As most know Central Catholic consistently features one of the top programs in the Northwest. This year is no different with CC carrying a litany of talented Seniors, and a 2020 skill group that has the potential of being one of the state’s best ever.
Jackson broke out on the 7v7 circuit the last two off seasons with EForce, dominating kids his own age from across the country. This past week the Rams ran into defending Washington State Champion Camas, dropping the opener 35-13. A huge bright spot came with Jackson carrying the ball 8 times for 64 yards, with a 23 yard touchdown run.
Already known as a lockdown corner Miles projects as a 3 or 4* athlete with continued progression. He is an unquestioned D1 kid that does well on and off the field. Speaking on the upcoming season he says, “We want to win the remainder of our games and the state title”. Adding, “I would like to thank my parents for their continued support and my coaches Woodie/Rust and Newman/Dillard in the secondary. ”
The pieces are in place for Jackson coming from a talented family, with his father Antonio Jackson starring at David Douglas and Portland State back in the day. Add to that NFL vets Anthony Newman and Barry Dillard coaching him up during the season, and Miles has all of the resources an athlete could ask for.
Separate from his athletic ability he is a great kid. If CC can produce some line play in the coming years their nucleus of perimeter athletes will be tough for anyone to stop. Cade Knighton returns at QB after starting as a freshman. The WR duo of Starr (6-2 185 So.) and Kalvin Souders (6-2 180 So.) will rank as one of the nation’s best in the coming seasons, with elite 2020 Ethan Flynn (6-0 190 So.) also in the mix. This will open up the offense for Jackson who could be a double digit TD & 1000+ yard back in 2017.
On defense Miles will play opposite highly ranked Jefferson transfer Elijah Elliott at DB. Together these two will rank as one of the top pairs in the country for their class.
All of this said as the Rams have a long way to go. Even with a quality senior class the team is a young. The Sophomores will be called upon to lead from an early age which will only benefit them in the future. We will keep you updated as you can expect Miles Jackson to be a household name and one of the Northwest’s top recruits in the years to come.