"I will not be there," said Dante Jackson who is heading instead to the Rockin' in the Rock AAU tournament with his new team, the Kentucky Hoopstars. "My mom, maybe both of my brothers, and my step-dad are coming. I'm going to Arkansas (for the tourney)."
The arrival of Jackson's family in Ann Arbor this afternoon marks the first time his mother has seen Michigan's campus. The youngster has long mentioned that as a deterrent for moving his recruitment along. Once his mom returns home, her feedback will obviously prove to be a valuable piece of his decision making process. That said, he indicated that him making his choice shortly after should not be expected.
"I don't think it'll go into the fall," said Jackson regarding when he'll make his decision, "but I don't think it will be tomorrow either."
One of the new factors in that Jackson is now considering in his recruitment is the possibility of playing football on the next level. The lure of suiting up for big time college football programs has him contemplating giving the gridiron a try as well.
"It's possible," responded Jackson when asked how likely it is that he'll play college football. "I guess anything is possible. I guess I'm just trying to see how serious it is…or how serious it can be. Right now I'm hearing from Ohio State, Michigan, Cincinnati, Syracuse, Akron, Kent State. I'm not even sure of all of them. It all runs together really. I know I'm going to go to maybe one football camp. I just haven't decided on where I'm going yet."
GoBlueWolverine will catch up with Jackson again in the coming days.
In other news, in Washington D.C. last night, a couple of incoming Wolverines put their talents on display at the Capital Classic. Deshawn Sims and Anthony Wright helped the U.S. All-Star team fight back from a 13-point deficit to earn a 120-117 victory over a team comprised of D.C. area standouts.
"We definitely started a little show, but once we got the jitters out the pace picked up," said Sims to the Washington Post after his game high 23 points earned him MVP honors. "I feel honored just to be here, to be a part of the legacy and the history of this game."
Wright chipped in with 13 points and 10 rebounds respectively.
To view the official release regarding Wright's signing of his letter of
intent to attend Michigan, click here.