2021 center Jackson Grant of Olympia (WA) is coming off a USA mini-camp appearance, where he added a new offer and interest.
Wisconsin recently reached out after the conclusion of the camp to offer the 6-9 student-athlete, who might visit in the fall.
“Coach [Greg] Gard, the head coach, called me,” Grant said. “He was just telling me that he liked my game and he talked about how they’ve had a lot of successful big men in the past like Frank Kaminsky, who’s in the NBA now.”
Wisconsin watched him during the UAA finals in Georgia and then was able to see him again in Colorado Springs at the USA mini-camp.
Washington, Cal-Berkeley, Stanford and West Virginia also reached out to talk to him about his game.
“I think I actually played pretty well at USA against some of the top competition in the nation,” he said. “It was just a really good experience to play against those guys and compete, and see how I kind of stacked up, matched up with them and I think I matched up well.”
Grant told me that he doesn’t have any visits planned but he’s definitely looking forward to taking a few visits. He just hasn’t, “looked that far ahead yet.”
Wisconsin wants to invite him up for an official visit in the fall for a football game, while Washington, Cal, UCLA, Stanford and West Virginia could be possible visit destinations for him in the fall as well.
At this time, he’s not near a decision, but if he feels pressured to make a decision, he could end up committing at the end of his high school season. Or he could just commit without the pressure during a college visit.
“If I go visit a school and really like the fit there, and it seems like a perfect fit, then I’ll commit,” Grant explained. “I don’t have any problems committing early. I don’t see any downside to that if the school seems right to me and they have everything I want.”