Had the Tifton (GA) two-sport star from the 2014 class decided that he wanted to play football in college he may could have gone to any school in the country.
But Jackson didn't make that decision. Rather the 6-2, 190-pound guard opted to pursue a basketball career in college and - he hopes - beyond.
While some high school athletes have dreams of playing two sports in college, Jackson seems to have made the calculation that one sport will give him the best opportunity to thrive. He wants to spend his college days on the hardwood and that's a decision he made earlier this summer.
This summer he's been hitting the court with the Georgia Stars after averaging 24 points, five rebounds and seven assists per game as a high school sophomore.
With AAU basketball winding down Jackson believe he will have the opportunity to visit some colleges soon.
"Yeah, I'll definitely be doing that," Jackson told Pack Pride. "I know for sure I'm going to Georgia, Ole Miss, NC State and Florida State."
That's big news for the Wolfpack. While Alabama, Georgia, Georgia Tech, Memphis and others have offered the Georgia standout NC State hasn't but the Wolfpack appears to be seriously interested in Jackson.
To date he hasn't been too far away from home except for tournaments.
"I've really just been around here like in Florida, Georgia and Georgia Tech," said Jackson. "I'm excited to get out to NC State. Coach Gottfried has been talking to me a little bit. I've watched them some but I don't know a lot about them yet."
Scout.com ranks Jackson the No. 13 two guard in the nation and a four-star prospect.