Josh Jackson talks visits

NEW YORK CITY - Josh Jackson talks about his recent visits and what is next for him on the recruiting trail.

As one of the absolutely elite players in the country, Josh Jackson is attracting more than his share of recruiting attention. Recently Jackson made a visit to Maryland, and now he is at the Elite 24 game ready to finish his AAU career.

“It was a good summer,” said Jackson. “I am sad it is coming to an end. This is my last AAU event as a high school player, but I am pretty satisfied with the things I have accomplished, and I have had a lot of fun.”

The visit to College Park was Jackson’s first time seeing the Maryland campus, and he came away very impressed with what he saw.

“It is just a beautiful campus,” said Jackson of Maryland. “I wanted to meet a lot of the players, but sadly most of them weren’t there and were at home. Still I loved the gym, the gym is one of the best I have seen. I really enjoyed my visit to Maryland.”

One thing Jackson likes is how Maryland boss Mark Turgeon plans to use him.

“Turgeon told me he would let me play my game and that I am the kind of guy he wants on his team,” said Jackson.

Also Arizona has been making a very strong run at Jackson, and he has developed a close bond with Wildcat coach Sean Miller.

“I love Arizona,” said Jackson. “Coach Miller and I have a lot of experience together with the U-19 team. We spent the whole month together and he is a great guy and a great coach.”

He continued, “On my visit to Arizona it was a great experience. The coaches were nice and the campus was real nice. I just really liked it.”

At this point Jackson says no other visits are planned, but he is hoping to set up official trips to Michigan State and Kansas.

When it comes to the potential timing of a decision, Jackson said, “More than likely it will be a late decision, but who knows. I feel like whenever I know exactly where I want to go I will be ready to commit.”

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