Jackson Finally Takes Action

Austin Jackson didn't say much during his recruitment and played it close to the vest. On Thursday, he finally spilled the beans.

Chalk up another Top 100 player for the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets. On Thursday, point guard Austin Jackson, the No. 65 prospect in America, picked Paul Hewitt's Final Four club.

Jackson, out of Denton (Tex.) Ryan High, is the No. 10 point guard in the country, according to TheInsiders.com.

Georgia Tech was the choice over Illinois. "I think, one thing, being in Atlanta is a great place to live. I got along with Coach Hewitt and I like his coaching staff and I like how the players responded to him and it was the best fit for me."

Tech had to make up some ground to land the guard. In fact, Illinois had done a tremendous job with him. "After I took my visit I still liked Illinois. But, I wasn't really thinking about the decision and once I started thinking about it … it was a hard decision to switch over to Georgia Tech."

Jackson, an excellent student, understands the adjustment he's about to go through from high school to the college game. This excellent mid-range shooter and fine athlete for his size should do well the next four years.

"I think my first year; it'll be a transition from high school to college. Basically I think the game is going to be a lot faster. I think I'll struggle at times but as the year goes on I'll do better. The year after that I'll catch on to a lot more things."

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