Greenfield McClain Star Gives Update

Greenfield McClain's Dante Jackson is averaging 26 points per game and has established himself as one of the top players in the 2007 class. We recently caught up with him for a quick recruiting update.

Greenfield McClain junior Dante Jackson is one of the top basketball players in his class in Ohio.

The 6-4 guard is averaging 26 points per game for 10-0 McClain. He is still a long way from choosing a college, but on Saturday he gave an update on where he stands at the present time.

"It's going real well recruiting-wise," said Jackson, rated as Ohio's No. 10 junior prospect in the January edition of Ohio High magazine. "I've got offers from Xavier, Dayton, Michigan and Miami of Ohio. It's going real well. They've kind of backed off during the season, which is good, so I can focus on school and our team."

Jackson was asked if he's waiting on scholarship offers from schools like Ohio State and Kentucky.

"Well, we'll just have to see," he said. "I don't get caught up in that. If they offer, they offer. If they don't, they don't."

Jackson was asked if early playing time and distance from home will be a factor in his decision.

"Playing time would be nice, but it's not something I'm looking for," he said. "I'll take it. I'd kind of like to stay close to home so my family and relatives can come see me. I want to go somewhere where I can get a good education and win multiple championships."

Jackson has previously said that he is hoping to receive a scholarship from Ohio State.

"Well, being from Ohio, I rooted for Ohio State. And I still do," he said. "I look for them on ESPN and things like that. I also root for North Carolina. I grew up watching Michael Jordan."

On Saturday, Jackson helped Greenfield McClain defeat Chillicothe Zane Trace 58-49 in the Ohio Scholastic Play-by-Play Classic at OSU's Value City Arena.

Jackson led the way with 34 points, including 20 in the first half as McClain played at OSU in the afternoon after winning a game Friday night. He was 13 of 21 from the floor, including 4 of 8 from 3-point range.

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