Wildcats make good impression on five-star

2014 forward Justin Jackson took a visit to Arizona this past weekend. Read on for his thoughts on the visit, where Arizona stands, when he will decide, and much more.

Few high school players performed better this summer than 2014 Spring (Texas) Homewood Christian Youth small forward Justin Jackson.

Jackson, who appears to still be growing, is a shooting wing with a strong feel for the game and is now receiving interest from almost every school in the country.

He was recently in Tucson for an unofficial visit and came away impressed.

"The visit was fun," Jackson said. "I've heard good things about the school, but I wanted to see it for myself."

Jackson had an opportunity to see the campus and was happy with what he saw.

"It's a very scenic campus and the basketball facilities are incredibly impressive," Jackson said. "I got to play some pick up with the players as well and everyone just seems to enjoy the school. The caliber of players they have there is really impressive."

Due to the fact that he is home schooled, Jackson is able to host schools at his house earlier than other 2014 prospects.

"The UA staff came to my house earlier and gave me a pretty cool presentation," Jackson said. "They gave a rundown of the program and where it's headed, then they talked to me how they see me fitting in.

"They said they liked my game because of my versatility and could see me playing shooting guard, small forward, or power forward depending on the match ups."

Arizona isn't the only school that has visited with Jackson as of late.

"I've had a bunch of schools in here lately," Jackson said. "Since I'm home-schooled coaches can't watch me work out, but they can visit me, so schools like Washington and Stanford have been in here. I've got an unofficial coming up to Washington."

Jackson isn't sure when he will make a decision, but he thinks it could be within a year.

"I want to take my visits, and Arizona will probably be one of them," Jackson said. "Ideally, I'll make a decision sometime early to late summer next year."


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