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Basketball Recruiting

Four-star senior Chandler Jackson talks his recruitment, recent visit

September 28, 2021

Christian Brothers’ Chandler Jackson is currently entering his senior year of high school and is blossoming as a prospect both on and off the floor. 

Yes, the 6-foot-4 combo guard out of Memphis, Tennessee, has developed at an extremely solid rate and had an outstanding summer with Team Thad. Now, off the floor, he’s watching his recruitment take off. Jackson has added several new scholarships over the last few weeks, including a recent one from Tennessee and Rick Barnes.

Jackson was the leader and a crucial focal point for his high school squad this season as well, leading them to an impressive 21-1 record and an appearance in his district’s semi-finals. Jackson had told that prior to the season his squad was ready and he didn’t expect a lot of losses, and he only saw one regular-season loss this year.

Individually, he finished the year averaging 17.5 points, 5.1 rebounds, and 4.2 assists per game. On a balanced team with several talented prospects, Jackson led the way and bolstered himself, in my opinion, into the Top-100 prospects in the 2022 class and arguably one of the more consistent prospects in the state of Tennessee. 

Jackson now leads his squad into his final year with winning intentions. First, he might take some college visits prior to the start of his senior campaign. So, let’s hear from the talented Memphis product, who discussed his recruitment with

Which schools are heavily involved?

“Tennessee a new school, Virginia Tech, Kansas, Texas, Florida State, Memphis, Ole Miss, Vanderbilt, those schools.”

Any newer schools?

“The newest school is Tennessee, they just offered me on Sunday.”

Discuss Tennessee’s pitch, the offer, and will you visit?

“Tennessee is just saying when they call that they wanna keep me in the state, I’m a good player, and that I fit the system of what Coach Barnes is doing. I fit nice and I can just come in and play. They said when they offered that they want me to come to visit in October, so, I think I might be visiting then.”

Thoughts on Virginia Tech? How did your visit go this past weekend?

“I really liked it, was a great place. My family loved it. The weather was nice, the scenery, the coaching staff was very good as well. The players, and everything from the trainers to the academic advisors. I just liked it, the whole thing it was just very fun and my family loved it.”

What are your thoughts on Texas and their recruitment of you?

“Texas is a good school, has a lot of history. Coach Beard being the head coach, he’s a really good coach and one of the best in the country actually. What he did at Texas Tech, using his freshmen to help them win, and if I were to come in I can make an immediate impact to win like that. Just the history, it’s an amazing place and I hope to get down there for a visit. It’s an amazing place.”

Commitment timeline?

“My commitment timeline, as of right now, I don’t know. I’m thinking November or December for sure.”

Any other visits?

“I have an unofficial visit this weekend with Kansas. I might be going to Tennessee the weekend, Texas and Florida State want me to come to, I just don’t have the dates yet.”

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