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2015 Basketball Recruiting: SG Will Jackson De-commits

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Instead of UConn, the 4-star guard will be staying in-state and playing for the University of Georgia.

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In a move that had been rumored and appears to be a mutually agreed upon separation, SG Will Jackson has de-commited from UConn and has given his verbal commitment to UGA. He's from Athens, GA so perhaps in addition to being concerned about playing time with the Huskies he wanted to stay closer to home.

Two months ago, UConn Basketball's Class of 2015 was two strong with talented combo guards Jackson and Prince Ali on board. Since then both have de-committed and point guard Jalen Adams is now the lone member of UConn's incoming class for next year.

Kevin Ollie now has three open scholarships for next year and with a lot of bigger names in the 2015 recruiting class visiting and strongly considering the Huskies, this is not a very surprising development. We have been mentioned as in the running for the highly touted Malik Newman (ranked #2 overall, combo guard)/Diamond Stone (#6 overall, Center) package deal and other big names such as Norwalk native Steve Enoch (#54, F/C), Isaiah Briscoe (#13, G), and Derrick Jones (#33, G/F) have demonstrated serious interest.

By comparison, Will Jackson is ranked 107th overall and Prince Ali is currently ranked 27th. Ali is still considering UConn, having re-opened his recruitment with the intention of "starting over".

While this news is not positive in nature, I'm fairly confident this will amount to an overall good given the momentum that Kevin Ollie seems to be having in recruiting since signing his contract extension. I think we'll have some really good basketball recruiting news to share in the coming months.


UPDATE: This article from Scout confirms a lot of what we had previously thought directly from the mouth of Jackson himself.