Trio of schools after Gant the hardest

As one of the top players in the South, Jakeenan Gant is garnering a lot of attention. Right now he says three schools are showing the most interest.

One of the top players in the South is Springfield (Ga.) Effingham County forward Jakeenan Gant. The athletic combo forward had an excellent summer with the Southern Stampede, and now a trio of schools are really making him a priority recruit.

With his skill, size, and athleticism, upside is the key word with Gant. Right now at about 6-foot-8 and 200 pounds, Gant is more of a power forward, but he is working hard to find a home on the wing.

"I have been working on my dribbling," said Gant. "I am trying to be more like a wing player. I really want to be a three."

Recruiting wise Gant says that Florida State, Alabama, and Georgia Tech are the three schools really in the mix with him.

When it comes to the Yellow Jackets, distance is definitely something working in their favor.

"It is cool that they are close to home, and their coaches are recruiting me real hard," said Gant of Georgia Tech.

One of the schools that has been after Gant the longest is Alabama, and the Crimson Tide are working hard in this recruiting battle.

"I love the coaches," Gant explained. "Coach (John) Brannen is real funny. I haven't been on campus yet though."

Also Florida State has been a steady presence and is working to get Gant in the fold.

"I like Florida State," explained Gant. "They have a good team and I like their coaches a lot."

At the moment Gant has no timeframe for making a decision, but he does hope to make some visits during the summer. For now though, Gant is just looking for a place where he would be a good fit.

"I just look for an up tempo team and somewhere where I can fit in," Gant explained.

Gant is currently seen as the No. 38 prospect overall and the No. 9 power forward.


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