Jacob Epperson

Jacob Epperson commits to Creighton

Creighton added a big piece to their 2017 recruiting class on Thursday with the addition of 6-foot-11 big man Jacob Epperson.

2017 center Jacob Epperson verbally committed to Creighton on Thursday, he told Scout. 

"I just thought it was the best fit for me," Epperson said. "I went there for an official visit two or three weeks ago and I loved it. I loved what they had to offer."


Epperson said he's paid close attention to how the Bluejays utilized redshirt freshman Justin Patton and that factored heavily into his decision making.

"The way they worked with Justin Patton," he said when asked what set him over the top with the Bluejays. "He was sort of built like me when he went in there. He’s now a future NBA lottery pick. That gives me hope that I can go in there and build it up like him and hopefully get where he’s at right now."

To go with an official visit to Creighton, Epperson also officially visited Utah and Toledo. Purdue, Texas and a host of others were involved with Scout's No. 56 overall prospect.

Epperson said shortly after his visit he knew Creighton was for him.

"A week or two later, I was sitting on the couch and thinking about all the schools and the visits I went to and all the other schools, Texas, Purdue and I just thought it would be the best place for me."

Epperson said he's built a strong bond with Greg McDermott and the Creighton coaching staff. 

"They are all great guys," he said. "I got to know them over the two days and we built a strong bond with each other and I feel comfortable with them and that helped me with my decision," he said.

With the addition of Epperson, Creighton now as a trio of prospects in their 2017 class. Epperson joins No. 60 overall prospect Mitch Ballock and talented shooter TyShon Alexander to make up their current class. 

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