Jackson holds two offers

2014 is a deep class for guards on the West Coast and Rashad Jackson is one of the more promising shooting guards of the bunch.

One of the top two-guard prospects in the west in 2014 is 6-foot-2, 160-pound Bakersfield (Calif.) Garces standout Rashad Jackson.

As a sophomore, Jackson averaged 16.1 points and 8.4 rebounds and his AAU coach at Team Superstar, LeRohn Dodson, says his shooting is his biggest strength.

"I think Rashad is a bright prospect," says Dodson. "The main thing is that he's a very good jump shooter but he can really score from a lot of different ways. He's a great kid with a great attitude and great work ethic; he'll do whatever it takes to get to the next level.

"He could work on his ball handling, that can always get tighter, and maybe passing. He definitely has no problem shooting, whether it's stepback, pullup or from 25-feet, he has the whole arsenal. He could also get stronger physically."

Thus far, two schools have offered Jackson, with several others currently tracking him.

"He has offers from UNLV and Cal State Bakersfield," said Dodson. "He's heard from the whole Pac-12. California, Colorado and Oregon State have all been in to see a practice. He's also heard from Memphis and LSU."

There is one school that could offer Jackson and end his recruitment right away.

"He's a big North Carolina guy; that's his dream school," Dodson says. "If North Carolina offered him right now he would take it just because he loves North Carolina. Other than that, he's open to whatever. Obviously his family would love for him to stay on the West Coast but he's open."

Other than an offer to North Carolina, Jackson is in no rush to get serious about his recruitment.

"He'll definitely take his time with recruiting to see where it goes," said Dodson.


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