Gant continues to impress

Jakeenan Gant hails from a small town in Georgia, but now on the big stage he is showing he can compete against anybody.

Four-star forward Jakeenan Gant has been a bit of a mystery at times. At nearly 6-foot-8 and 200 pounds, Gant didn't get seen much last summer, but this year with Southern Stampede he has been playing excellent in front of coaches and scouts.

With his size and athleticism, the Springfield (Ga.) Effingham County standout is one of the more unique players in the country to defend. He has the size and athleticism to play down low, but the skill to also be on the wing.

"I am playing okay," said Gant. I have been working on my ball handling and shooting threes. I want to prove I can be a wing.

For a player with his talent, it is no surprise that Gant's phone has been busy since June 15 when coaches were allowed to call and text with no restrictions.

"Georgia, Georgia Tech, Marquette, Alabama, Ole Miss, and Georgia Southern have been the main schools recruiting me," said Gant."

Not surprisingly the two in-state schools are making a strong run at Gant. Both the Bulldogs and Yellow Jackets are making him a priority on the recruiting trail.

"Georgia really goes at me hard," said Gant of the Bulldogs. "Coach (Mark) Fox is a good guy and it is pretty close to home."

The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets are doing much of the same.

"I think I get a call or a text from Georgia Tech every night," said Gant. "They are making sure to let me know I am a priority."

Also the Alabama Crimson Tide were present for all of Gant's games, and he says they have been very active in the recruitment.

"I like Alabama a lot," Gant explained. "They have a good head coach and it is a good place. They should have a good team this year."

Right now the No. 50 prospect in the country says he has no visits set up and no timetable to make a commitment, and for now he is just looking for the perfect place for him.

"I am just looking for somewhere that I can fit in," said Gant." That is all that really I am looking for."

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