Jackson is a 6’3″, 180-pound guard from Utah who’s considered one of the best point guards in the country. He’s ranked in the 247Sports Composite as the No. 4 point guard and No. 11 overall prospect in the 2016 class, though his stock continues to rise with fantastic performances on the AAU circuit this past summer.
The Blue Devils are reportedly the favorite to land Jackson, who could likely operate as a combo guard capable of running the offense or playing off the ball. The one-time BYU commit is also considering Stanford, Utah, and Arizona.
Having already secured a commitment from 5-star small forward Jayson Tatum for the class of 2016, Jackson could potentially be another piece in what results in the 3rd straight No. 1 recruiting class in the country for Mike Krzyzewski and the Duke coaching staff.
Duke is also reportedly in good position with Harry Giles, the No. 1 overall prospect in the 2016 class. The Blue Devils have also offered 5-star center Marques Bolden and 5-star point guard Dennis Smith Jr., though it’s unlikely that the program could get Jackson and Smith.
Jackson is still considering taking a two-year Mormon mission when he graduates from high school, but many suspect he will put that on hold to take the next step in his basketball career.
As the mixtape and recent results have shown, Jackson would be yet another potential impact freshman who could be an immediate contributor in what could be a loaded backcourt for Coach K.