Josh Jackson has hosted a long list of schools since arriving at Prolific Prep. Who has been by to see the 2016 small forward and what's the latest with his recruitment?
The move from Detroit (Mich.) Consortium to Napa (Calif.) Prolific Prep is going well for Josh Jackson
, one of high school basketball's top talents, regardless of class.
The 6-foot-6, 185-pound small forward, ranked 3rd in 2016 by Scout.com, is an explosive athlete with a developing skill set, something he feels has only evolved since he's moved out west.
"I've been playing well," Jackson said. "I always play hard and try to do the simple things like rebound and get up and down the floor and run. Everything else comes pretty naturally.
"I'm working on my decision making; making the right play at the right time. That's what I have to get better at."
This summer, Jackson was a big part of a USA squad that won the FIBA U17 World Championships, averaging 10.6 points and 7.9 rebounds, starting all seven games of the tournament.
"It was pretty fun," he said. "I played with some great guys under a great coaching staff. It was a really fun experience and a time I won't ever forget."
Since arriving at Prolific Prep, Jackson listed Kansas
, Michigan State
, North Carolina State, Auburn
, Cal, Saint John's and Arizona
as schools which have been by to see him.
He's already taken one unofficial since arriving in California and hopes to take some more.
"I've been to Stanford
for a football game and I'd like to see Arizona," Jackson said. "I would pretty much go anywhere for a visit."
While his recruitment is serious, working on developing as a player is more important as of now.
"I really don't have any favorite," Jackson said. "I'm wide open. Right now I'm just focused on my game and getting better to prepare myself for the next level and possibly the level after that if everything goes as planned."
Jackson will take as long as he needs to assure himself that he makes the right choice in a school.
"It's not me waiting or anything," he said. "I just have to make sure that whatever college I pick is right for me; I want to make the right decision. I don't want to regret anything."