Jackson hearing from more teams
As the spring continues, Lonnie Jackson is hearing more from schools across the country including one in the Pac-10 that has certainly grabbed his attention.
Stanford is showing much more interest in Jackson, a 6-foot-3 shooting guard from Valencia, Calif., who said coach Johnny Dawkins recently stopped by to watch him work out.
"I've been talking a lot more to Stanford," Jackson said. "Coach Dawkins came to one of my practices and I've been talking to them a lot.
"It's really cool. I was amazed when I walked into the gym and Johnny Dawkins was standing there. It was awesome. I really like the people at Stanford. I'm going to go up this month and visit. It's a blessing and it's really cool Stanford is giving me a good look."
Another program that has recently increased its interest is Harvard with assistant coach Yanni Hufnagel reaching out to Jackson, who will play in the Double Pump May Tournament this weekend at Cal State-Dominguez Hills.
Harvard will get a serious look from Jackson, who said its academic prestige is too much to not consider. An official visit might be taken there just to see what the Crimson can offer.
"I've been talking to Yanni Hufnagel from there and he's a really good guy and I think I might take one of my official visits there just to check it out," Jackson said. "You have to give a good look at Harvard because it's no small school. It's big-time even after your career is done."
Arizona State has long been considered one of Jackson's favorites and the Sun Devils are still up there but many other programs are in the mix as well. Stanford and Harvard are right there. Washington and Pennsylvania have also reached out.
At this point, Jackson, a three-star recruit by Rivals.com, said he has no clear-cut favorite and that he's taking his time with the recruiting process.
"It's really close for me right now," Jackson said. "No school is better than the other right now. I have a couple frontrunners but there are no schools sticking out because I have to go visit schools.
"Arizona State is the only school I've visited and Pepperdine and UCSB but I haven't visited Washington, Stanford or Harvard so I can't really give out an accurate No. 1 school yet because I haven't been at the schools yet."