The Mike Krzyzewski/Duke recruiting train has not lost any speed this summer. And on Tuesday night, Duke picked up another five-star prospect.
Frank Jackson, who plays at Lone Peak High School in Utah, verbally pledged to Krzyzewski at a press conference Tuesday evening. Scout.com was the first to report the news. Jackson, who will graduate next spring, wasn’t originally seen as a five-star player, but his stock has soared in the past 18 months. Once Duke became heavily interested earlier in the year, everyone else was basically competing for second.
The commitment from Jackson comes two days after he left Durham, N.C., on an official visit to Duke’s campus. It was his second trip to the school in less than a year. Jackson joins Jayson Tatum, another five-star player, in the Blue Devils’ class of 2016.
Duke beat out Stanford, Utah and BYU in the end. BYU was where Jackson initially committed, but that was during his freshman year. Jackson stands 6-foot-3, has good athleticism, an ever-improving long-range shot and good savvy as a point guard. He’s not a pure point guard, however. In many ways, he’s an ideal model for a modern floor general under Krzyzewski.
Jackson is coming off a strong summer, capped with a 24-point performance 10 days ago at Under Armour’s Elite 24 event in New York, wherein he threw down a 360-degree two-handed dunk.
An interesting side note: Jackson’s father is a state senator in Utah. For more on Jackson, his family and interesting background, read up here, as we profiled him last month.
Stay tuned to this story for updates, as CBSSports.com will have quotes from the Jackson family shortly.