Jackson enjoys Arizona visit

Five-star forward Justin Jackson took an official visit to Arizona this past weekend. Read on to see his thoughts on the visit, next step in his recruitment, and more.

Spring (Texas) Homeschool Christian Youth combo forward Justin Jackson was on hand this past weekend for the California game. Despite the loss, Jackson was impressed by the trip.

"The visit went well," Jackson said. "This time I really got to hang out with the players and visit the campus further and talk with the coaches at length."

In addition, the five-star forward got to interact with the current team and came away impressed.

"The players were all great and everyone gets along well," he said. "You can tell it's a genuine friendship as well, so seeing how they interact on and off the court was fun."

The length of the visit allowed Jackson to get a closer look at how the coaching staff operates.

"Watching and talking with the coaches was also fun," Jackson said. "I've talked to them before at length, but this time was different.

"Since I got in on Saturday, I got to see first hand how the team prepared and it was all very professional, yet it was fun as well. The visit went very well."

Jackson is now back at work for his high school basketball team.

"We're doing very well," Jackson said. "We have a really good record and I'm playing well. I went into the season looking to play tougher and improve my inside/out game.

"A lot of playing tough is mental and I wanted to take pride in making my presence felt out there."

Although Jackson is one of the best players in the country, he feels he can improve in a few areas.

"I'm a good shooter, but I can continue to get better. I've put in a lot of time in the gym and I've also continued to get better at finishing around the hoop."

As of now, Jackson has another college trip on the horizon.

"I have an official to North Carolina coming up in March," Jackson said. "There still isn't a set time frame for when I will make a decision, though."

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