Jackson on the rise

Dante Jackson's stock on the hardwood continues to rise. A number of new high-major programs are beginning to show an increased interest in the 6-foot-5, 195-pound combo guard from McClain High School in Greenfield, Ohio. Additionally, a one new school has stepped up to the plate with a scholarship offer for the three-star prospect.
"I was told that Dante played very well in Arkansas and Pittsburgh," said McClain head coach Rick Van Metre. "He played with the Kentucky Hoop Jam in Arkansas and then played with the Cincinnati Royals this past weekend in Pittsburgh. I don't have any numbers or statistics, but I was told that Dante played exceptionally well."
As far as his recruitment goes, Jackson is a player that is certainly on the rise. As it stands right now, the three-star prospect has interest from Dayton, Illinois, Kansas State, Kentucky, Michigan, North Carolina, NC State, Ohio State, Purdue, South Carolina, Virginia Tech, Xavier and Miami-Ohio.
Jackson originally had offers from Dayton, Michigan, Xavier and Miami-Ohio, but another program just recently offered the extremely talented combo guard.
"Kansas State is the newest school to offer Dante a scholarship," said Van Metre. "Coach Bob Huggins was in to see him and they really like him as a player. Indiana is also very interested as is Cincinnati. Kansas State, Indiana and Cincinnati are the three new schools involved with Dante.
"Michigan, Dayton and Xavier are three schools that are recruiting Dante very hard," he added. "He still has a difficult decision to make because a lot of schools are recruiting him to play football. That is certainly the biggest issue right now. I think that Dante is leaning towards playing basketball in college, but nothing has been decided yet."
Van Metre said that Jackson would be in Ohio this weekend to participate in the King James AAU event this weekend. Once again, Jackson will be playing with the Cincinnati Royals.