Not much was known about No. 298 at the Los Angeles NIKE Camp, the cornerback with the blue skullcap who was shutting down all the top wide receivers.
His name is Demetrius Jackson, he plays at Baldwin Park, Calif., and the main reason why his school list isn't that long is because he had to sit out his junior season because he transferred from Duarte. Jackson said he'd probably already have some offers if he played last year.
"Last year I wasn't able to play because I was ruled ineligible because of a transfer from one high school to another but that's what I do," Jackson said of his LA NIKE Camp performance. "That's how I've been taught. That's why I don't have any offers. If I played I would have a lot of offers. It hurt me a lot."
So now Jackson, an aggressive and physical 5-foot-11, 185-pound prospect, is doing everything he can to get noticed. He was one of the top defensive backs at the LA NIKE Camp and is headed to the Palo Alto NIKE Camp this weekend - all in an attempt to get more exposure.
He said Stanford, Northern Arizona, Idaho and Navy have stopped by his school this month but his favorite program is UCLA, which has reached out to him a little bit in recent weeks.
"I like UCLA the most," Jackson said. "I went on a little visit and their campus is great. Their football team, how the program looks, is really good. They get to it and work hard and compete out there every play. I like the DBs. They get it in. I talked to the coach a couple times but that's it."
Even after an outstanding performance at the NIKE Camp, Jackson said things have been relatively unchanged on the recruiting trail. Some programs have contacted him but not many and he hopes by going to a few more camps and getting more publicity that bigger teams will get involved.
That could happen if he does well at the Palo Alto NIKE Camp and backs up his performance from Los Angeles. The Cardinal is one of the teams that have shown interest in him and having a big day at Stanford certainly cannot hurt him. Jackson has already visited Stanford once and said he loved it.
"I went to Stanford during my spring break and the campus was really nice," Jackson said. "The football team and the facilities really stood out, too. They have very good facilities. I really liked it. I just want to go up there to show them what I have. I can compete with the best."