A class of 2014 decommitment has ACC coaches racing to get involved. Jackson Davis, a three-star 6-8 power forward from Lexington, Ky., is open to new suitors after rescinding his commitment to Rice in late February.
Louisville became the most recent team to get involved with Davis. One of Rick Pitino’s assistant coaches relayed to Davis’ family that the Cardinals are interested and want to start recruiting him.
Other ACC schools that have contacted Davis include Boston College, Georgia Tech, Notre Dame and Florida State.
Louisville’s interest is intriguing. The Cardinals already have a six-member 2014 class, and they recently accepted a commitment from 7-foot forward Anas Osama Mahmoud. Davis’ father, Johnathan, played for Pitino at Kentucky.
If Louisville extends an offer and accepts a commitment, it likely means that A) Montrezl Harrell is taking off for the NBA Draft, and B) Pitino plans on redshirting one of the four post players already in the 2014 class. Foreign center Matz Stockman and Mahmoud would be strong candidates for the redshirt.
Boston College makes sense as a fit for Davis. The Eagles are in desperate need for a talent overhaul, and Davis would contend for plenty of early playing time. The only 2014 commitment Boston College has is shooting guard Nat Dixon.
Florida State has two power forwards in the class already — four-star JuCo forward Cinmeon Bowers and unranked Norbertas Giga from St. Benedict Prep. The Seminoles have solid post depth returning in Boris Bojanovsky and Michael Ojo, but coach Leonard Hamilton certainly has a place for an athletic forward such as Davis.
Georgia Tech doesn’t have a forward in the 2014 class, and Davis would be a nice fit behind Robert Carter, Jr.
Notre Dame has two post players on board in 2014, but the Irish only return sophomores Eric Katenda, Austin Burgett and Zach Auguste at the face-up forward positions.
Davis’ recruitment will be one to keep an eye on as it progresses. He’s a prospect that could be a really nice late addition to any of the aforementioned schools.
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