Class of 2022 blue-chip prospect Chandler Jackson has committed to the Florida State Seminoles after capping off the recruitment process with an official visit in Tallahassee last weekend.
Florida State has landed four-star senior Chandler Jackson, he told @Stockrisers. Story soon, but, this quote stood out to me from Jackson in our talk.— Jake (@jakeweingarten) October 29, 2021
“Even if I don’t start, I know I’m going to get playing time. The system, it’s just great for me.”
Jackson who attends Christian Brothers High School in Memphis, Tennessee chose the Seminoles over the Tennessee Volunteers. He had a great summer for the EYBL’s Team Thad where he faced some elite talent like Jazian Gortman and Dior Johnson while being known as one of the best perimeter defenders in high school basketball.
The 6’4 combo guard weighs 205 pounds and has a 94 rating (4-star) from the 247 Sports Composite List. The sites consider him the 116th best player in America (16th best combo-guard and 3rd best player in TN). He possesses incredible lateral quickness and gets to the basket with ease, using his strength to find success off the dribble. Tomahawk Nation’s Matt Minnick points out that while he doesn’t have the same size and leaping ability Coach Hamilton usually attracts, his ability to switch off screens and defend multiple positions is something that almost every Nole has. Jackson has a great pull-up game and always fights through contact so he should be a perfect addition for this program.
The Tennessee native visited Florida State on October 21st with current commit Jeremiah Bembry. He was accompanied by many of his family members and had a great first impression by the family appeal in Tallahassee. Jackson also acknowledged the recent success in the program and NBA Draft process.
“I love how they play. They can get anyone to the league if you buy in,” Jackson said.
“I had a fun time, the atmosphere was crazy. It was good, I really enjoyed it.”
He’s gotten multiple comparisons from the FSU coaching staff to former Seminole and current Los Angeles Clippers guard/forward Terance Mann. Both of them have a very physical build, turning defense into offense while being able to catch and shoot from distance.
Jackson now joins a top 10 recruiting class in the ACC, staring four-star center Cameron Corhen, three-star forward De’Ante Green, and unranked prospects Bembry and Tom House. While he’s the only one under 6’6, everyone in this class is very physical and uses their size to propel their game while having the ability switch on both ends of the floor.