Davis sets two official visits

Jackson Davis, a 2014 recruit out of Lexington (Ky.), has had a host of schools stop by his school recently. He's also set up a pair of official visits.

Lexington (Ky.) Lafayette forward Jackson Davis has spent the fall in the gym working on his mid-range jump shot.

On Monday during an open gym at his high school that was evident. Jackson, a 6-foot-7 power forward, made shot after shot from mid-range during the drills portion of his workout.

"I've definitely been working on that a whole lot during the off-season," Davis told Scout.com following his work out. "Me and Coach [Andre] Mahorn have been doing a lot of ball handling and one dribble pull ups and stuff like that."

The 2014 prospect is known for his ability to run the floor, rebound and bring energy to the game. He said he's at best when he's able to attack the basket.

"When I'm at my best and most comfortable I usually like to get all the way to the basket or come off a screen for a jump shot," Davis said.

On the recruiting front, Davis is starting to garner more interest. South Carolina watched him workout on Monday. He's also had Wright State, Indiana State, Texas Tech and Columbia come by his school.

"It's really starting to pick up lately," Davis said. "I've had a couple of in-home visits and a lot of schools in and out of the gym. It's exciting and a lot of pressure."

Thus far, Columbia and Cleveland State have conducted in-home visits. Davis has also set up a pair of official visits.

"I have two official visits set up," he said. "One to Columbia at the beginning of October and then right after that the following weekend I'm going to Texas Tech."

"October 4th for Columbia and I think October 11th for Texas Tech."

Davis said Columbia's academics are one of the reasons he's considering them.

"First of all it's an Ivy League school," he said. "Very good academics up there. It's something new. I've never been up there and I figured it'd be a good place to take a visit to because you just never know.

With Texas Tech, Davis cited a long-standing relationship between his father and Tubby Smith.

"For one my dad and coach Tubby have a really good relationship," Davis said. "They kind of coordinated that one."

Davis said he intends to use all five of his official visits. To go with the schools mentioned, Davis also has interest from Kent State, Houston, Penn and Princeton.

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