Always with a roster loaded with high-major talent, Hargrave Military Academy in Chatham, Va., has a couple prospects who are better than most realize. Now in the stretch run of their recruitment, combo guard Jordan Crawford and combo forward Jeremy Jacob will have a significant impact for whatever program lands them.
At the forward position, Jacob, 6-foot-7, 215-pounds, has made an instant impact on the Hargrave practices with his physical and competitive style of play.
"Jeremy has a chance to be really good," said Keatts. "He is really underrated right now. He is a four/three who can step out and shoot and plays with strength. He loves to compete, and whoever gets him is going to get a great kid who can really play."
Ranked No. 79 in the Rivals150, Jacob took his first official visit this past weekend and a couple more are in the process of being scheduled.
"Jeremy visited Georgia and had a very good visit," said Keatts. "Were looking at scheduling a couple others. Cincinnati, Ole Miss, South Florida and Wyoming are possibilities. LSU is probably out now with the Anthony Randolph commitment."
Although playing in a crowded backcourt for The Family travel squad out of Detroit, Crawford, 6-foot-4, 180-pounds, made his presence felt on the summer circuit with his ability to effectively play either guard position.
Presently two schools are out in front for his services and are expecting visits from him later this month.
"Jordan will visit Xavier on the 21st and Indiana on the 28th," said Hargrave head coach Kevin Keatts. "Arkansas and Missouri are also involved, but Xavier and Indiana are the two schools he is focused on."
Impressed with his versatility, Keatts plans on utilizing Crawford, the younger brother of Kentucky guard Joe Crawford, at the point guard position.
"Jordan is a tough combo guard who handles it well enough to be a point and has the athleticism and length to play the wing," said Keatts. "And he shoots the ball decent."