It matters little that Darnell Jackson has only played basketball since the 9th grade. He's got good enough for Kansas in a short time span.
On Friday, upon returning home from the Nike All-American Camp, Jackson picked up the phone and gave the Jayhawks the good word.
"This is like a fairly tale," Shawn Jackson, Darnell's mother said. "Darnell loved Kansas but I didn't think Roy Williams was going to offer him. We love Bill Self. When he went to Kansas, I told him to please leave his options open."
"Kansas is the school that he truly, truly wanted."
This is a blow to the Wildcats. The Cats need a big man and Jackson was a player they showed a lot of interest in. At the Nike Camp they watched every game Jackson played. The Cats may make a huge push for UNC lean Brian Johnson and expect them to pursue Mohamed Tangara as well. The Cats were watching less heralded players at both Nike and Adidas, so expect a number of new names to pop up. Brad Allis contributed to this story/
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