GG Jackson approaches 5-star decision; UNC and Duke make final pitches

GG Jackson, one of the top players in the 2023 recruiting class, will make his college decision in the very near future. The 6-foot-8, 210-pound Jackson is a 5-star recruit and a top-10 prospect in his class, according to 247 Sports.

Currently, three programs remain in the running for Jackson, a forward from Columbia, South Carolina: North Carolina, Duke and South Carolina.

Jackson is considered, at this point, to be a likely UNC commitment. This would be a massive addition for Hubert Davis: the first 5-star commit of his head coaching tenure and a recruiting win over Duke.

Duke’s recruitment for Jackson is led by current associate head coach Jon Scheyer, who would be the program’s head coach when the blue-chip prospect arrives on campus. UNC assistant coach Jeff Lebo leads for the Tar Heels.

However, there’s no guarantee that Jackson makes his way to the ACC. The Gamecocks are the flagship program for his homes state of South Carolina. Clemson also offered Jackson; however, the Tigers are on the outside looking in.

Jackson recently took his official visit to South Carolina, where he ran into quarter Spencer Rattler, who transferred to South Carolina this offseason from Oklahoma.

The bond between Jackson and North Carolina is very real, although it’s clear that Duke made an impression during his official visit, which took place back in late January.

Update: Saturday, Feb. 26

Over the weekend, GG Jackson posted a triple-double — 14 points, 13 rebounds, 10 blocks — as his team advanced to the finals of the state playoffs.

This means just one more game left in the 2021-22 prep season for Jackson, who is expected to make his decision shortly thereafter.

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