Duke offer makes Cougar fans question, ‘Is BYU out for Frank Jackson?’

Lone Peak's Frank Jackson dribbles the ball in the 5A State Tournament last year.  (Photo by Matt Bennett)

Lone Peak’s Frank Jackson dribbles the ball in the 5A State Tournament last year. (Photo by Matt Bennett)

Duke University has officially made Lone Peak High School’s Frank Jackson an offer at Jackson’s unofficial visit Monday, according to 247Sports.

“I want to play where I’ll feel the most comfortable and where it’s a good fit,” Jackson told UV360 in April. “I’m confident I can compete for playing time on any team that recruits me.”

BYU is among the six other teams that have offered Jackson a scholarship. Arizona, Arizona State, Maryland, Stanford and UCLA join BYU and Duke in persuading Jackson to join their team.

Whether this concrete offer from Duke has pushed BYU out of the running, Jackson won’t say, yet.

“BYU is always on my list of schools I’m considering,” said the 6-foot-3 shooting guard in April. “I’m always open to being recruited by BYU. I have a definite interest in them.”

Jackson is currently ranked 7th as a rising senior on 247Sports and  20th in ESPN’s 2016 recruiting class.

Last week, Jackson participated in the NBPA Top 100 Camp last week and impressed the crowd with his ability to score. This past season at Lone Peak, Jackson averaged 26.8 point per game.

Jackson hopes to make a decision by the end of July or at least before he begins playing in his senior season this fall.

Rebecca Lane

While her first language is sarcasm, Rebecca dabbles in English and Russian to achieve her lifelong dream of being a journalist. A BYU sports fan, reading enthusiast and wannabe world traveler, Rebecca is a Colorado transplant that is convinced Colorado's mountains are much larger than the many Utah County peaks. Rebecca manages UtahValley360.com for Bennett Communications. Follow her on Twitter @rebeccalane.

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