The defending national champions got another high major commitment on Tuesday afternoon when five star point guard Frank Jackson committed at a press conference held at Lone Peak High. The 6-foot-3 guard becomes the second player to commit to Duke from the rising senior class, joining St. Louis small forward Jayson Tatum.
Like the third ranked Tatum, Jackson is a likely McDonald’s All-American selection and is ranked 17th overall in the class. He is considered the fifth best point guard in the nation according to Scout.com
Jackson selected the Blue Devils over other finalists Arizona, Stanford, Utah, and BYU. Other schools who got involved in the ealry evaluation period included North Carolina, NC State, Indiana, and Ohio State.
Earlier in the summer Jackson took an official visit to Stanford. He canceled a planned official visit to Arizona, and then took a final trip to Duke last weekend.
With the commitment of Jackson now behind them, the Blue Devils will look to close out the recruiting class with three more five star targets including the nation’s top overall prospect, Harry Giles, No. 10 Wenyen Gabriel, and No. 12 Marques Bolden.