CLOSER LOOK: Centennial’s Cam Jackson

Corona Centennial senior Cameron Jackson was underrated coming into the 2015 season but has starred for the Huskies.

Corona Centennial senior Cameron Jackson was underrated coming into the 2015 season but has starred for the Huskies.

Take a closer look at Corona Centennial senior Cameron Jackson and you’ll see the Huskies’ most consistent receiver this season.

The 5-foot-8, 165-pound outside target caught 40 balls for 803 yards and 10 touchdowns, and was the only Huskies receiver to play in all 14 games so far in 2015.

Jackson raised eyebrows with his diving touchdown grab in Centennial’s 62-52 win over Bellflower St. John Bosco in the CIF-Southern Section PAC-5 Division championship game on Saturday, Dec. 5, but he’s been making highlight-reel plays all season.

He had three catches for 88 yards and two TDs in the Huskies’ season opener, and had seven catches for 115 yards and a TD in the Big VIII League opener. He had three receptions for a season-high 122 yards vs. St. John Bosco.

We caught up with Jackson way back in Week 0 following Centennial’s 49-13 win over Salt Lake City East on Aug. 28.

FOMB: With Javon McKinley the established receiver on this team, what your role this season?
Jackson: “I’m just looking to try to get an opportunity and make a play.”

FOMB: The team is getting as much national love as it ever has. How is it affecting the team?
CJ: “Coming out we’re ranked No. 6 and that’s really good. We’re coming together. I don’t think it’s affecting us too much. We’re all keeping humble. We’re doing good.”

FOMB: How’s your repoire with the QBs this year?
CJ: “It’s really good. Anthony Catalano is my close friend. I’ve known him for a long time, and Tanner McKee coming in as a sophomore and he’s getting the job done.”

FOMB: You had a very good game tonight. How will you stay consistent throughout the year?
CJ: “I just want to continue to have a good performance every game, play-in and play-out, and have them call my number. Tune up on my craft at practice. Go hard, 100-percent effort every day I touch the field. Getting in that film room.”

FOMB: What’s the biggest challenge to this team achieving its goals this season?
CJ: “Staying humble is the big key. Can’t get too big-headed or take teams for granted.”

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