Will Jackson to Georgia After Decommitting from UConn
Will Jackson has decommitted from UConn and given a verbal commitment to the University of Georgia.
“I’m going to UGA,” Jackson told Scout.com. “It’s close to home. I just feel like it’s a great fit with me, coach [Mark] Fox and the coaches and players.”
Jackson, a 6-foot-4, 175 pound 2015 combo guard from Athens Christian (Ga.), originally chose the Huskies over offers from Georgia, Florida, Memphis, Kansas, Georgia Tech and Alabama.
UConn last week landed a pledge from 2015 point guard Jalen Adams.
“Here’s a guess: When you win a national championship, you get about anybody you want,” Athens Christian coach Ron Linktold the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. “So UConn might’ve gotten a point guard just as good or better. Turtle keeps up with everything going on in recruiting.
“But he might’ve just had a change of heart, and just wanted to go to Georgia because all of his friends told him they want to be able to see him play in person. As long as he’s happy, that’s the most important thing. He’s the one who is going to be at college for four years, not all of his friends.”
Prince Ali, a 6-foot-4 2015 guard from The Sagement (FL) School, decommitted from UConn in May. He is still considering them as one of his options, though.
UConn has three scholarships to offer and is targeting Malik Newman, Diamond Stone, Isaiah Briscoe, Steve Enoch and Derrick Jones, among others, in the Class of 2015.
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