Jackson a Priority in 2014

North Carolina has maintained consistent interest in sophomore wing Justin Jackson. And the Tar Heels are far from alone in that regard.

Michigan, Texas, Texas A&M and Georgetown have already been in to see the 6-6 standout from Spring (Tex.) Homeschool Christian Young. Plus, he's expecting UNC, Florida and Kansas to stop by in the near future.

"It's going good," Jackson said of his recruitment. "It's been pretty busy ever since my school practices started, but it's been pretty good."

North Carolina started recruiting him at the beginning of the year and have relayed that they are quite interested.

"It's sort of been the same ever since they started recruiting me," he said about UNC. "They've been really telling me to keep working and keep improving and hopefully down the road they'll have a good chance with me."

"They told me that right now they are trying to get all the older guys locked in, but that I'm still priority for them and they are still trying to recruit me and still in the process."

Jackson said UNC assistant Steve Robinson is the point man on his recruitment.

"I like them," Jackson said of the Tar Heels. "Coach Robinson is the one that is mainly recruiting me. I've talked to Coach Williams a few times. They are just really good guys."

During summer ball, when not playing with USA Basketball, Jackson ran with the Houston Hoops. Jackson was one of the few sophomores playing up for in the 17s division of the EYBL, alongside talented guards like Rasheed Sulaimon, L.J. Rose and J-Mychal Reese helped him.

"Playing behind such great guards, I think I learned from it," he said.

"They sort of taught me to go out and play as hard as I can every single time and everything else will fall in line."

This past weekend at John Lucas' Midwest Invitational, Jackson showed off his skill set and ability to score. He describes himself as an all-around scorer.

"Just scoring the ball, shooting and taking it to the basket," Jackson said when asked about his strengths. "I still need to work on my defense and my strength, but with time that will come."

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