Spartans hoping to bring Jackson home

Detroit native, and elite 2016 prospect, Josh Jackson moved to California to finish his high school basketball career. Now Michigan State is looking to bring him back home.

There might not be a better player in the entire country than 2016 forward Josh Jackson. The do it all native of Detroit is one of the best athletes you will see and very skilled to go along with it. Head coach Tom Izzo has Michigan State in the thick of things in his recruitment.

Recently Jackson narrowed his list of schools down to Arizona, Louisville, North Carolina, NC State, Duke, UCLA, Kansas, Michigan State, and Kentucky. Now however that list has expanded by one.

“I actually have 10 schools now,” said Jackson. “I don’t know what I was thinking not putting Auburn in there. Those 10 schools I think all would be a great fit for me, and I don’t think any school that I choose to go to I would regret.”

Michigan State has long been a favorite of Jackson’s and it dates back to his childhood.

“Coach Izzo and the Spartans, they just turn into a different team during March Madness,” explained Jackson. “I grew up a State fan. My mom and I would always go at it when Michigan and Michigan State played in football or basketball. She would root for Michigan and I would root for State.”

He continued about the Spartans, “I remember I was 11 when she took me to my first game at Michigan State. I just fell in love with the environment and the fans. I like the program and I like what they represent.”

From here Jackson knows that he will have to narrow down his list from 10 to 1, but he also knows that will not be an easy process.

“I have no idea how we narrow it down further,” said Jackson. “Again I don’t feel like I would regret going to any of those 10 schools. They all seem like they would be great schools, but now I just need to figure out which one will be the best for me.”

In terms of what he is going to look for in a school, Jackson said, “I just want to go to a school where the coaches would care about me and the team, and a place where I can win a national championship.”

Currently Jackson ranks as the No. 2 overall prospect in the class of 2016.

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