Syracuse Basketball: 5-star Baltimore PG has visits in mind, including SU

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Syracuse basketball is among several schools that 2025 five-star point guard Tyler Jackson from Baltimore wants to visit at some point, he said in a recent interview.

In late April, the Orange coaching staff offered a scholarship to the 6-foot-3 Jackson, who is a top-10 national prospect and the No. 1 point guard in the sophomore cycle, according to ESPN.

Jackson had a strong 2022-23 season for the Saint Frances Academy in Baltimore, and so far on the AAU circuit this spring, he has earned high praise from national analysts and scouts for his play.

In grassroots basketball, Jackson suits up for the Baltimore-based Team Thrill in the Under Armour Association league.

Amid NCAA live periods toward the end of April, he helped guide Team Thrill to the Under Armour Association’s 16U spring championship.

Syracuse basketball recently offered 2025 five-star point guard Tyler Jackson.

In an interview with On3 national analyst Jamie Shaw, Jackson said that he’s hearing a lot these days from the Orange, Maryland and Alabama. He added, “Oregon has been watching me a lot recently. When I start going on visits, I definitely want to set visits up with those four.”

That’s obviously encouraging for the ‘Cuse. Then again, Jackson’s recruiting process likely has a way to go, and competition will only intensify for the Orange.

In mid-June of this year, college coaches will be able to initiate direct communication with 2025 prospects, and I envision Jackson’s offer list ballooning.

High-school players can begin taking official visits to college campuses on August 1 of their junior year. Plus, as I noted in another recent column, starting on July 1 of this year, prospects will be able to take an unlimited number of official visits.

Besides the Orange, some of Jackson’s newer scholarship offers have arrived from teams including Houston, Penn State and UCF, according to his Twitter page, recruiting services and media reports.

His offer sheet also includes Kansas, Alabama, Maryland, Illinois, Rutgers, Seton Hall, DePaul, George Mason, Georgia Tech and Rhode Island, among others.

Along with his ESPN rankings, Jackson is also a top-20 overall player in the 2025 class, according to several other recruiting services.

As a sophomore for Saint Frances in 2022-23, he was named to the Baltimore Catholic League’s All-Conference second team. This past season, the Panthers captured the Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association (“MIAA”) A Conference title.

Jackson told Shaw that his dream school is Kentucky. Undeniably, should the Wildcats offer a scholarship to Jackson, that will be a huge development in his recruitment.

In his interview with On3, Jackson said of Syracuse basketball, “Carmelo Anthony went there. Of course, I know Carmelo, and he’s helped me a lot because he’s from Baltimore, where I’m from. I like Syracuse.”

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