6-10 GG Jackson of Ridge View is going to be a Gamecock after all. Jackson was headed to USC in the 2023 class in April before the firing of Frank Martin. He went on to commit to North Carolina over Duke on April 27th.
Jackson, however, decided to reclassify for the 2022 class, and with North Carolina out of scholarships, he decommitted from the Tar Heels on July 14th and Saturday announced he will join Lamont Paris’ first team in Columbia later this summer.
Jackson, of course, should have an immediate impact on the Gamecocks. He has the size to play in the paint and the skills to live on the perimeter.
Jackson had a huge spring and summer grassroots tour, including being named the top performer at the NBA Top 100 camp. In his Friday night game at Peach Jam in North Augusta, with the USC staff among dozens of college coaches and NBA scouts in attendance, Jackson had 18 points, 5 rebounds and 2 steals.
Last season in leading Ridge View to a state championship, Jackson averaged 23 points and 11 rebounds per game.
Jackson will be the eighth newcomer to the Gamecocks’ program this season, the third coming from the high school ranks. The other five are transfers.
USC 2022 recruiting class:
ZACHARY DAVIS 6-8 DENMARK-OLAR
DANIEL HANKINS-SANFORD 6-7 CHARLOTTE
TROY BOYNTON 6-5 TRANSFER EVANSVILLE
HAYDEN BROWN 6-5 TRANSFER THE CITADEL
MEETCHIE JOHNSON 6-2 TRANSFER OHIO STATE
EBRIMA DIBBA 6-6 TRANSFER COASTAL CAROLINA
BENJAMIN BOSMANS-VERDONK 6-8 TRANSFER ILLINOIS
GG JACKSON 6-10 RIDGE VIEW