Brian Mull, who runs a blog covering all things UNC Wilmington, wrote up an entry on local prep stars that the Seahawks are recruiting. Freddie Jackson is among those targets and has been tendered an offer from Buzz Peterson and staff. Here's what Mull had to say about Jackson:
Perhaps the most polished player of the three is New Hanover point guard Freddie Jackson, who toured the UNCW campus last month and received a scholarship offer from Peterson, according to his high school coach, Kirk Angel.
Freddie Jackson is a penetrator and passer, and perhaps a VCU lean
Peterson told Jackson – a true distributing point guard who flourishes in the up-tempo, opencourt style – that he could be the cornerstone of a critical 2011 UNCW recruiting class that has six openings.
If the Seahawks don’t land Jackson, they may have to play against him.
He’s being heavily courted by VCU. He and Angel took an unofficial visit to the VCU campus recently, where Jackson toured the facilities, played pickup games against the current Rams and met former point guard Eric Maynor, who recently completed his rookie year with the NBA’s Oklahoma City Thunder. New Hanover will return to Richmond later this summer for VCU’s team camp.
From the entry, it looks like UNCW has now joined VCU in having an offer to Jackson on the table in addition to interest from Charlotte and East Carolina. VCU certainly has the most to offer in the way of basketball success of the 4 programs. Meeting with a fellow North Carolina point guard in Eric Maynor who went from VCU on to the NBA isn't bad for recruiting either. It will ultimately come down to how comfortable Jackson is with going away from home. All other indicators would point to VCU as the best situation for him.