Domani Jackson decommits from USC, putting Alabama and Michigan on notice

Mater Dei cornerback Domani Jackson. (Logan Newman/USA TODAY High School Sports)
Mater Dei cornerback Domani Jackson. (Logan Newman/USA TODAY High School Sports) /

Alabama and Michigan should be rubbing their hands together after five-star cornerback Domani Jackson decommitted from USC.

The coaching carousel always has a way of throwing a wrench in recruiting plans. USC knew that when they fired Clay Helton after just two games. The ripple effect has cost them another five-star commit.

Domani Jackson, the No. 6 prospect in the class of 2022 per the 247Sports composite, announced his commitment from the Trojans on Sunday afternoon, reopening his recruitment before he puts pen to paper on Early Signing Day.

USC’s loss could be Alabama or Michigan’s gain as the five-star cornerback looks set to choose between the two.

Jackson told Greg Biggins of 247Sports that he’s focused on the Trojans, Crimson Tide and Wolverines as his primary options.

Domani Jackson Michigan visit could be key

In that same interview, Jackson revealed he’ll be visiting Michigan when they take on Ohio State on Nov. 27. That marquee matchup could be a perfect opportunity for Jim Harbaugh and the Wolverine fanbase to prove what an immense atmosphere The Big House has.

Jackson would be Michigan’s top-rated recruit if he signed there, giving them two five-star cornerbacks in the class along with Will Johnson.

Domani Jackson Alabama visit lit up the Crystal Ball

Michigan’s primary competition is Alabama, who got Jackson’s visit when they beat LSU. The visit clearly went well. After the trip, two 247Sports experts flipped their Crystal Ball predictions in favor of the Crimson Tide.

Jackson could still end up staying home with USC. He plays for Mater Dei, a long-time Trojan pipeline school. It may all come down to the quality of the hire USC makes to lead their program. Even then, it may be too little to late when battling Alabama and Michigan for such a coveted signature.

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