Posted On: 01/30/18 11:04 AM
One of the state’s best football players is also a beast on the hardwood, too.
Lovett’s 6-foot-2 guard Nick Jackson is currently Georgia’s 102nd-ranked 2019 for hoops, but he’s got the football offers already in tow, and has seen just minimal basketball interest come in.
“I had always been a basketball guy up until last year when I realized I was a little bit better at football,” said Jackson. “And I started getting some football offers. And now basketball is something I do just to help get me ready for football.”
Syracuse, Central Michigan, Arkansas State and Georgia Southern have all offered the junior for football. And the 6-foot-1 wide-receiver says he’s talking to Georgia, Virginia and Ohio State.
For basketball, the interest has been much less.
“I have interest from a bunch of Ivy League schools, but not much else,” said Jackson. “I’ve gotten letters from Cornell, Princeton and Harvard, that’s about it.”
Still, he’s one of the state’s best guards, and he’s not completely ruling out basketball in college.
“I feel like my strengths are getting to the basket and my mid-range game. I feel like I can really get my teammates involved and then I can rebound well,” said Jackson, who says his junior season is going ok.
“Our season is going pretty well. I don’t think our record is indicative of how well we’re playing right now. We’re on a little hot streak right now, and I think we have a run to make a little run in the playoffs.”
And if over the next year-and-a-half his hoops interest matched his football interest, Jackson says he’ll definitely have a tough decision to make.
“Basketball’s definitely still an option, and if it really came down to it, I’d have to have a conversation with myself about what I really want to do,” said Jackson. “It just depends where I’m at with basketball and where I’m at with football.”