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UConn recruit Will Jackson has changed his mind.
Jackson, who gave UConn a verbal commitment in February, has decided to stay close to home and attend the University of Georgia.
His decision apparently wasn’t a surprise judging from a number of recruiting service reports.
He’s the second Class of 2015 guard recruit to de-commit in recent weeks. Prince Ali reopened his recruiting search.
The 6-foot-4 Jackson attends Athens (Ga.) Christian. He reportedly made the move because of UConn’s guard depth and desire to play for Georgia coach Mark Fox.
“I felt like UConn was getting a lot of guards, and it just isn’t the right place for me in the future,” Jackson told Rivals, a recruiting service. “Georgia is home for me, and it will be easier transition for me.”
Recently-committed guard Jalen Adams is the only member of UConn’s 2015 recruiting class.
Today’s American Athletic Conference Championship semifinal doubleheader is underway here at the XL Center in Hartford. A crowd in the 12,000-13,000 range is expected for the UConn-Tulsa game. Tip-off time is 5 p.m.