Five-star recruit Frank Jackson, a 6-3, 180 pound guard from Lone Peak High School (Highland, UT), has verbally committed to play college basketball for Coach K at Duke. With a 99.52 247Sports Composite Rating, Jackson is regarded as one of the top point guard prospects in the country, and the top prospect in the state of Utah out of the 2016 class. Jackson chooses Duke over BYU, Stanford, and Utah.
Jackson originally committed to play for Dave Rose at BYU, but reopened his recruiting in November of 2014 after his exploits on the court for Lone Peak, his AAU squad, and at various prestigious camps caught the attention of reputable programs like UCLA, Maryland, Arizona, and Arizona State.
While Jackson's decision shouldn't come as a surprise to BYU fans, the Cougars do lose out on an elite, possibly one and done talent to the Blue Devils. However, the future of BYU's program remains bright considering the level of talent Dave Rose has already locked down over the last several years. Nick Emery, TJ Haws, and Elijah Bryant will (hopefully) play the next three seasons together and nobody should need any reminders of what Haws and Emery also accomplished at Lone Peak. Even without Jackson, BYU's 2016 recruiting class is solid with Connor Harding and Gavin Baxter have already committed to play for the Cougars. Harding and Baxter are both highly athletic wing players who should be strong contributors for the Cougars in the future. BYU also remains in play for several other very talented 2016 prospects including Yoeli Childs and Brendan Bailey.
Here's a look at some of Jackson's highlights: