Jackson Sets Visit, Names Schools of Interest

Cedric "The Entertainer" Jackson (6-2 190) recently completed his senior basketball season at Northern Burlington Regional High School in Columbus, New Jersey.

Jackson put up impressive numbers at Northern Burlington averaging 25.7 points, 13 rebounds, 7 assists and 3 steals per game this past season. Those numbers follow a junior season where he averaged 24 points, 8 rebounds, 7 steals, 8 assists and 2 blocks per game.

Jackson, considered one of the top unsigned guards in the Class of 2004, currently is receiving the most interest from four schools, West Virginia, Michigan, LaSalle and George Washington. To date, Jackson has received only one offer (from the Colonials) but feels that will change.

"I really don't have a favorite right now," Jackson said. "Some of the schools recruiting me the hardest played in the postseason."

According to Jackson, the location and conference of the school will not be a major factor, and he expects his recruiting situation to clarify rapidly now that the season is over.

"School location and conference affiliation really aren't that important to me," Jackson said. "I'm open, I just want to go somewhere I can play right away. Somewhere I fit in."

Jackson feels his best attributes are his quickness and the ability to penetrate and make things happen.

With one scholarship available, West Virginia's coaching staff is attempting to determine where and how they can best use another player. Cedric Jackson may very well be that player. A quick, explosive combo guard that can break down a defense and create his own shot is certainly a need. Jackson is scheduled to visit WVU on April 6-7, and may well get an offer during that visit. The spring signing period for men's basketball begins on April 14.

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