The Virginia men’s basketball program is the latest to offer Greg Jackson, a 6’8”, 210-pound power forward prospect out of Ridge View High School in Columbia, South Carolina. Jackson, who goes by the nickname of “G.G.”, is considered one of the top overall prospects in the class of 2023 by Rivals, ESPN and 247Sports.com.
— Gregory jackson (@GregJ2023) August 12, 2021
Jackson has been red-hot on the recruiting trail this late spring/summer, landing offers from Tennessee, NC State, College of Charleston, Maryland, LSU, North Carolina (visited this summer), Duke, Florida, Ole Miss, Florida State, Kansas, and now Virginia the past two months. Previous offers included Boston College, Clemson (visited), High Point, Pittsburgh, South Carolina (visited), Syracuse, and Virginia Tech.
Syracuse was the first school to offer, coming through on August 4, 2020. Jackson announced an offer from the hometown Gamecocks later in the day on August 4.
Rivals.com ranks Jackson as the no. 20 overall prospect in the class. ESPN has him as the no. 26 overall rising junior, while 247 Sports ranks him no. 34 nationally. What has attracted college coaches to the Palmetto State star? Here are a few perspectives.
6'8 '23 Greg Jackson (Ridge View) is such an impressive all-around player. Showing great inside-out ability on offense while actively toggling between multiple positions defensively. Continues to justify his national-level ranking #SCTop80 pic.twitter.com/HVUDPOZKUo
— Jeff Bendel (@JeffreyBendel_) October 10, 2020
Gregory Jackson @GregJ2023 (Ridge View) has a bright future. Athletic young player with a lot of upside. Strong frame – long arms. Does a great job running in transition. Has the ability to beat you off the bounce. #PhenomHoops #TheBash
— Tyler Lewis (@ty1ewis) December 13, 2020
Absolute Basketball Experience with Jamie Shaw released the following sophomore season highlights of Jackson.
Jackson is the fourth known rising junior offer from Virginia head coach Tony Bennett. Five-star point guard Caleb Foster, 4-star combo guard Reed Sheppard, and 4-star wing Justin Edwards were offered by Coach Bennett earlier this summer.
A recruiting dead period that began August 6 ends August 15. Beginning August 1 through the completion of their junior year, class of 2023 prospects can take up to five official visits. Virginia has typically hosted high school juniors on official visits in the fall, so we’ll see if the Hoos can sway any of these prospects to head to Charlottesville officially in the coming months.