Offer Extended

For Kansas fans, the love affair with Nino Jackson all started with a pair of Jayhawk socks.

Lucky socks, as it turns out, worn by the explosive point guard during AAU competition this summer. And as Jackson's star began to rise with each passing event, KU fans began to ask themselves one question:

"When are we going to offer this kid?"

It's something Jackson – a long-time Kansas fan – has been wondering as well.

Well, consider the question answered. After a standout performance in Duncanville, TX at the Great American Shootout from July 9-12, Jackson picked up offers from Texas, Oklahoma and, yes,  the Kansas Jayhawks.

Head Coach Bill Self called the elite 2012 prospect Monday morning, to reiterate the program's interest in him.

"He just told me he loves the way I play, the way I carry myself on the court," Jackson said. "He wants me going to Kansas."

According to Jackson, the Jayhawks are currently in the lead for his services. But what does he find intriguing about the prospect of taking his game to Mount Oread?

"I've been liking (Kansas) for a long time," Jackson explained. "I just like the way they get up and down the court and run. I like Coach Self and the way he coaches. He's a good coach."

Speculation among recruiting circles has been that once KU officially offered, it would mean a quick end to his recruitment. When asked for a timeframe, Jackson indicated a decision is likely to come in the near future.

"I might just wait a little bit longer (to decide), because I'm still just thinking," he said. "But it's going to be soon."

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