Syracuse basketball offered a scholarship to talented 2023 prospect G.G. Jackson last August, his first offer from a college team.
Since then, his recruiting process has moved along at a steady pace, but I have a feeling that it might really start to take off in the near future.
The 6-foot-8 power forward, a top-35 player across the country in the 2023 recruiting cycle, is nearing 10 total offers, and a bunch of them are from Atlantic Coast Conference squads.
Most recently, the sophomore at Ridge View High School in Columbia, S.C., picked up an offer from High Point, Jackson disclosed via his Twitter page.
And, according to his bio on the Verbal Commits Web site, fellow ACC group N.C. State has gotten into the mix for the four-star Jackson by offering him a scholarship.
What’s more, this tweet from Jake Lieberman says that Jackson is “receiving heavy interest from North Carolina,” which is a blue-blood team and also a member of the ACC.
Should Jackson obtain an offer from the Tar Heels, and I think that he likely will, that would prove big-time for his recruitment moving forward.
Various ACC teams are vying for Syracuse basketball 2023 target G.G. Jackson.
Besides the ‘Cuse, N.C. State and High Point, the other offers that have arrived for Jackson are from South Carolina, Virginia Tech, Clemson, Wake Forest, Pittsburgh and Boston College.
Given that he plays high-school ball in South Carolina, it won’t surprise me in the least if Jackson begins to line up new offers from more teams out of the Southeastern Conference, in addition to the ACC and certainly other leagues.
For me, a UNC offer is a game-changer. It could open up the floodgates for Jackson to receive offers from other blue-blood squads, perhaps like Duke or Kentucky.
Not too long ago, Jackson was named the Region III 5A Player of the Year after having a stellar sophomore term for Ridge View High School.
From what I’ve read about Jackson, he is a versatile prospect who can score both in the interior and on the perimeter. Jackson is also a solid defender and rebounder, analysts say, and he would thrive in the Syracuse basketball 2-3 zone.
Jackson is ranked No. 26 nationally in his class by Rivals.com, as well as No. 30 by the 247Sports Composite and No. 34 via 247Sports. He is one of six guys in the 2023 cycle who have received a scholarship offer from the Orange at this juncture.