2017 SG Jordan Schakel has four schools recruiting him hardest

Jordan Schakel's progress as a player has helped his recruitment evolve and right now four programs are recruiting the 2017 shooting guard the the hardest.

One of the top shooters on the West Coast in 2017 is Jordan Schakel, a 6-foot-5, 180-pound shooting guard from Torrance (Calif.) Bishop Montgomery.

Schakel has grown in height and skill level over the past several months and he's evolved into a guy who is in the right direction.

"I've been getting stronger," Schakel said. "I've worked on my shot and I'm quicker. I've learned how to guard the 1-5 on defense."

Schakel, who has offers from USC and Rice, says four programs are recruiting him the hardest and he broke down what he likes about each of them.

"Stanford, California, USC and Rice," Schakel listed.

Stanford: "I like how great the academics are, the location of the campus and the opportunity that Stanford provides."

California: "It's a wonderful academic place, they're going to be really good this year and it's just a great place."

USC: "It's right here in LA, they have great academics and both my parents went there."

Rice: "It's a great academic school and I have friends who go there so it would be a fun place to play."

Schakel says that Gonzaga, San Jose State, Grand Canyon, Washington State, Oregon State, Wake Forest and Utah State are also showing interest.

He has a good idea of what he'll be looking for in a school.

"I want a great academic place and a system that fits how I play; strong on defense, moves the ball and plays together," Schakel said.

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