USC looks for return game replacement for Adoree’ Jackson – Orange County Register


LOS ANGELES — Among the questions for USC to sort out in advance of a season opener that is less than three weeks away, special teams is among the most prominent.

Who will return kickoffs and punts in place of Adoree’ Jackson?

Last season, Jackson, the do-everything cornerback, returned four of them for touchdowns — two kicks and two punts. By mid-October, he became the program’s career leader in kick return yards and left as its most dazzling playmaker since Reggie Bush.

Sophomore cornerback Jack Jones, though, seems unfazed with stepping into his shoes.

Asked after practice Wednesday if he was looking forward to returning kicks and punts this fall, Jones responded, “Most definitely. I feel like I’m going to be the best to do it in college football.”

Jones is among three frontrunners to shoulder return duties this season, along with Ajene Harris, a redshirt junior…



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