adidas Gauntlet: Jackson won't drag it out

DALLAS - Frank Jackson's recruitment is bound to expand after an impressive weekend at the adidas Gauntlet, but don't expect the five-star prospect to drag things out.

One of the top performers at this weekend’s adidas Gauntlet was 6-foot-3, 185-pound Highland (Utah) Lone Peak point guard Frank Jackson.

The 2016 prospect is happy with the way he played in Dallas and where his game is at in general.

“I really tried to defend the ball a lot and stay aggressive. My shot was falling,” Jackson said. “I think I’m a really good scorer, can defend the ball, push it up and down the floor and find my teammates.”

Even though Jackson is a point guard, he’s one that can really score, which gives him the ability to play on and off the ball.

“I think I can play both,” Jackson said. “I love scoring but I also love getting my teammates the ball.”

Jackson was once committed to BYU and now has a handful of schools seriously recruiting him.

UCLA, Arizona, Utah, BYU, Stanford and I’m getting interest from Duke now,” Jackson listed as the schools recruiting him the hardest. “But I’m keeping my options open.”

The five-star quickly gave a rundown of what he likes about the schools and coaches recruiting him.

“I’m talking to David Grace at UCLA a lot and coach (Steve) Alford calls me every now and then. I went on an unofficial there,” Jackson said.

“Stanford, I went on an unofficial there as well. I talk to Mike Schrage, I really like coach (Johnny) Dawkins and their campus.

“With Arizona, I talk to Damon Stoudamire a lot. I haven’t been on a visit there yet but I’m planning on it the next couple of weeks.

“Duke recently saw me play. I’ve been talking to Jon Scheyer a lot. Coach K (Larry Krystkowiak) and Tommy Connor have been recruiting me for Utah.”

Jackson is close to qualifying for Stanford, which could give the Cardinal staff an edge.

“I really like Stanford, everything they do and everything they’re about,” Jackson said. “You get the best of both worlds there. That’s definitely an option.”

Before Jackson makes a decision, he has two schools he’d like to see.

“I’m supposed to go to Arizona and I’ll probably visit Duke as well,” he said.

It shouldn’t take Jackson too long before he makes a decision.

“I think I want to do it before the high school season so by the end of summer,” Jackson said. “I’m pushing for before high school starts.”


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