It’s not clear how much interest UK has in Jackson, but the fact that Calipari and company are even looking is a departure from how they’ve been recruiting this class. So far, Andrew Harrison has been the only point guard on the list. The Cats should still be considered the favorites for the Harrisons, but evaluating Jackson would mean they’re not 100 percent certain what the twins will do.
Jackson probably won’t be going to college to be a backup. ESPN ranks him as the No. 6 point guard and 32nd overall player in the class, and those numbers could improve. Jackson’s stock has been on the rise after a series of strong performances in July. Kansas offered him last week, joining Louisville, Michigan State, Notre Dame, Illinois, Memphis and several others who have promised scholarships.