Frank Jackson Eyes Visits Then Decision

Five star combo guard will make a couple more visits before targeting a decision in the early Fall. Duke has been among the most active teams in this recruitment and Jackson has taken notice. He spoke about that and much more with TDD in Las Vegas.

LAS VEGAS -- Since exploding on the national scene this spring, Class of 2016 guard Frank Jackson has been a marked man for some of the best programs in America. 

Duke has been one of the schools most actively involved with the 6-foot-3 native of Utah as Coach K has been flanked by assistant coaches Jeff Capel and Jon Scheyer to watch Jackson's games with the Utah Prospects this week at the adidas Uprising Summer Championships.

The Blue Devils haven't been the only staff to go three deep for Jackson. Stanford, another one of Jackson's six finalists, has also been seen with three coaches at Utah Prospects games this week and Jackson has certainly noticed when programs bring multiple coaches to see him play.

"Definitely. It's kind of cool because they really care about you and they want you to come to their school," Jackson said. "It shows that they take time out of their night of all of the kids they're recruiting to come watch you play."

Besides Duke and Stanford, Arizona, BYU, UCLA and Utah are still involved in Jackson's recruitment and he's trying to figure things out about each school before moving forward with his recruitment.

"I'm just taking my time right now. I'm not sure when I'm going to make my decision," Jackson said. "I have a lot of schools coming at me hard right now. I'm going to take all of the information and make my decision."

While Jackson said he's taking his time with the process, he does have two visits preliminary scheduled for the coming months. 

"I'm taking an unofficial to Arizona in August and then in September I'm going to take an official to Duke," Jackson said.

"I'm going to take these two visits and see how it is. Probably after those two visits, I'll probably shut it down."

Jackson has also noticed that Duke is on the board in the 2016 class with a commitment from five-star wing Jayson Tatum. When asked if adding Tatum helped Duke's case, Jackson was excited at the potential opportunity to pair up with another five-star prospect.

"He's a great player," Jackson said of Tatum. "I haven't really seen him play in person but I definitely went and watched film on him and he can go. He can play. So I feel like we could do pretty well together."

Regarded as the No. 10 overall prospect in the country, Jackson has had some early heavyweight battles this week, going head-to-head against Class of 2016 point guards Kobi Simmons and Dennis Smith. Jackson scored 22 in a win over Simmons and the Atlanta Celtics while going for 28 points in a loss to Smith and Team Loaded North Carolina.


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