Four-Star Guard Will Jackson Commits to UGA Basketball

By Kevin Kelley -
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Will Jackson

2015 guard Will “Turtle” Jackson has decommitted from UConn and has now given his commitment to UGA. Jackson is the first commitment for Mark Fox for the 2014-15 recruiting class.

Jackson committed to UConn and head coach Kevin Ollie back on Feb. 3 over offers from Alabama, Florida, FSU, Georgia, Georgia Tech, Kansas, Louisville, Missouri, and Ole Miss. But the Huskies received a commitment from 4-star guard Jalen Adams last month, and that reportedly made Jackson rethink his commitment.

When Jackson committed to UConn, he was ranked No. 39 in the country. But he suffered an injury and missed a lot of playing time.

Currently, 247Sports rates Will Jackson as a 4-star recruit, No. 49 in their Top247, and the No. 9 point guard in the country. Rivals.com also rates Jackson 4-stars and the No. 107 recruit in the 2015 Rivals150.

The commitment of Jackson to UGA is a big get by head coach Mark Fox, who has been criticized for his overall recruiting during his time in Athens. But if Fox can land some additional elite recruits (Jaylen Brown, Tevin Mack, Malik Beasley, etc.), the Bulldogs could be rolling.

Hopefully this is the beginning of a special class for the Hoop Dawgs!

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4 COMMENTS

  1. No doubt that Fox can coach, he just needs more success on the recruiting trail. Admittedly, UGA is a tough sale on the hardcourt, but if he could put together a really strong class for 2014-15, it could make future classes down the road easier to buy in to his program. I agree with you in hoping this might be the start of a strong class.

  2. Hopefully this will be the beginning of a great recruiting class. Hope he sticks around for more than a year or two.

    • Great coach but have to get better players. Ga. is not a basketball school but I still love my dawgs.

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