Kameron Jackson decided Tuesday was the perfect time to make his commitment so he called the Washington coaches and told them he wanted to join the Huskies. For him, everything just felt right.
Now the Long Beach (Calif.) Poly cornerback has set his sights on getting his teammate, linebacker Corey Waller, to commit to Washington as well. The two Poly standouts were offered in the last two months or so.
"It was the right time," Jackson said. "I talked to my coaches and my parents and we knew it was the right time. It's very big for me. I'm excited about it.
"I sat down and thought about it for a while and just decided to do it. The coaching staff is really cool, they're all down to earth and they've always been really cool with me."
San Diego State was also talking to Jackson, a 5-foot-10, 175-pound prospect who worked out at the U.S. Army National Combine in San Antonio over the holidays, but he was not hearing from many other schools. It probably wouldn't have mattered since Jackson has thought highly of Washington ever since getting offered.
Jackson plans to work out at the Los Angeles Nike Camp later this month at Southern Cal and then will take a trip to see the Washington campus for the first time the last weekend of April.
Waller, a 6-foot-1, 193-pound outside linebacker who finished with 82 tackles, 10 sacks, an interception and a fumble recovery last season, is expected to visit Washington with Jackson as well. It's Jackson's goal, he said, to bring Waller along with him in the Huskies' 2010 recruiting class.
"I'm trying to get Corey to go with me," Jackson said. "That would be very big. I would be very excited."