KU to Visit Lewis Jackson Today

Not sure if there's a hotter point guard in the class of 2008 than Eisenhower's (Decatur, IL) Lewis Jackson. Last night the Illini were playing host to the Iowa Hawkeyes and Jackson talked a little X's and O's and recruiting with InsideIllini.com

The latest top program to come calling for Lewis Jackson, a 5-9 guard from Eisenhower High School, is Kansas. "Today Kansas is coming to see me. They have shown a lot more interest now so I will listen to see what they have to say, but they aren't the only new school. Missouri is making a strong push now," said Jackson.

Each time we speak with Jackson his list grows with top programs taking notice. Now Jackson's list is comprised of schools like Illinois, Kansas, Iowa, Missouri, Indiana and Tennessee. "Illinois did offer me and as of right now it's still on the table. I was just there over the weekend when they played Ohio State. Jereme Richmond was there too last weekend."

Since the Illini were playing Iowa I thought it would be a great time to ask Jackson his thoughts on the game and this was his advice. "Well, I think they need to get the ball more to Brian Randle when Iowa plays zone, because Iowa keeps leaving the other low post guy open and there're dunks available for guys like Brian Carlwell and Shaun Pruitt. They are moving the ball well on offense because they are getting open looks. They just have to knock down a couple more and they will be fine," Jackson felt.

Jackson knows that he controls his own destiny with his college choice because the list he gave is very impressive, to say the least. He also knows the classroom is where it must start. "I'm doing a lot better and I'm working my butt off right now. I think I will be fine. Things are getting better for me from that standpoint," Jackson said.

Don't expect Jackson to pick a school right away. He's going to wait and see how things play out before he decides and just listen to what they all have to say. For the time being he's going to work on his game and get it done in the classroom.


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