UPDATE: JERMAINE JACKSON JR. HAS LINED UP MORE TRIPS, INCLUDING HIS COLORADO VISIT
Jackson took his first official visit to Toledo last fall and he is in the process of lining up trips with Colorado and Toledo. He is also still being recruited by Nebraska, Utah, and Detroit, where his father is an assistant coach. Jermaine Sr. had stints in the NBA with the Pistons, Raptors, Hawks, Knicks and Bucks during his playing career.
“I haven't really narrowed it down but Oakland and Colorado are two visits I am pretty sure I am going to take,” Jermaine Jr. said. “I definitely want to take some more visits before signing. I still have a high level of interest in every school that is recruiting me.”
Jackson has been in regular contact with Buffaloes head coach Tad Boyle and assistant coach Mike Rohn. And assistant coach Jean Prioleau attended one of his games late during his senior campaign.
“They tell me to keep doing what I'm doing,” Jackson said of his conversations with Colorado's staff. “They think I am a phenomenal player and would fit their program and could be a change up in the Pac-12 and help them win games. They want me to come to their school and be their point guard.
“Colorado has a pretty good team. They play in the Pac-12, one of the best conferences, so it would be fun to go there and compete against other top players. And Colorado has sent some players to the next level so I definitely think they could make me better.”
A three-year letterman at Dakota, Jackson helped the Cougars to 66 wins, with just seven losses, those three seasons. He was an all-state selection recently after averaging 26 points, six assists, five rebounds and three steals per game as a senior.
“I feel like I gave it my all my senior season,” Jackson said. “I was in the gym before and after practice. I became more vocal this year and tried to talk a lot and I think it helped our team a lot. I want to make everyone on my team better. I know it is not all about me and my stats. When we need a bucket, I can get one. But I can make my teammates better.”