Demetrius Jackson, ranked No. 4 point guard in the Class of 2013, announced he will play for Notre Dame for the 2013-2014 college basketball season.
It was believed that Jackson was stuck between Illinois and Notre Dame. Illinois and Notre Dame really fought for the top point guard. Last week, each program sent a group of coaches to watch Jackson work out. Jackson had a hard time choosing between the two schools because he could see himself play for both schools.
It seemed he choose Notre Dame because he grew up near campus. It is believed that Jackson grew up 20 minutes from Notre Dame’s campus in South Bend, Indiana. The Irish made it a point to recruit Jackson and since Jackson’s recruitment last Thursday, Notre Dame ranks No. 5 in the 2013 basketball recruiting rankings
Jackson has always been a hard worker and is really excited to start playing for the Irish.
“I believe that I’m going to bring them another point guard that will work his butt off to do whatever it takes to make the team better…” says Jackson
The 6-foot-1 point guard spoke about junior guard Eric Atkins. He believes that it will be great chance to learn from an elder statesman at Notre Dame. Jackson believes Atkis has done a great job in the Big East, but is scared he won’t start his freshman year.
“…I didn’t think I’ll be able to start my freshman year, but I figured out that’s not what it’s about. Having that senior point guard there to help me out will make a difference,” says Jackson.
Notre Dame is expected to have a great team this year. They recruited shooting guard Steve Vasturia from New Jersey and wingman V.J. Beachem from New Haven. Vasturia and Beachem committed last October and are expected to be a force, with Jackson at the point.