FSU basketball: Impact of Chandler Jackson commitment to Noles

FSU basketball head coach Leonard Hamilton added another one for the good guys Friday afternoon with the commitment of four-star combo guard Chandler Jackson.

Jackson is the fifth commitment in the 2022 recruiting class and the second blue-chip player.

Jackson hails from Christian Brothers High School in Memphis, Tennessee, and had several 247 Crystal Ball Predictions in favor of the Noles.

He announced the news via his Twitter account:

Impact

The addition of Jackson improves the team’s 2022 recruiting ranking from No. 37 to No. 15. He checks in at 6’4″ and 205 pounds, with a No. 116 ranking nationally and a No. 16 combo guard ranking.

He is considered the No. 3 player in Tennessee and holds 12 offers from teams like Tennessee, Kansas, Virginia Tech, and Memphis. In the end, it came down to FSU and Tennessee, with the Noles winning the battle. The success of the FSU basketball program over the years was too much to ignore. Leonard Hamilton has missed on a couple of five-stars and this could be his first class without a five-star since 2018 when Devin Vassell was the only player in the class as a three-star.

Vassell developed into a first-round NBA Draft selection, so I wouldn’t begin to doubt Leonard Hamilton’s recruiting prowess.

The staff does a great job of evaluating and developing players. Jackson brings a nice all-around game with the ability to hit the outside shot or penetrate off-the-dribble.

He has good vision and is strong with the basketball as guys try to body him up while guarding. Jackson isn’t a high-flyer but can finish around the rim with either hand and also shows the ability to hit some mid-range shots off the dribble.

Jackson is the type of player that could develop into someone like Terrance Mann or Trent Forrest. What I mean is playing multiple years at FSU while becoming a leader with a lot of program success.