All-America prep basketball player Reggie Jackson is considering attending the University of Maryland, along with three other schools, and will probably announce his intentions next week.
Jackson, a 6-foot-4 guard who is the leading scorer and rebounder in the 88 year history of Philadelphia's Roman Catholic High School, has narrowed his choices to Maryland, Penn State, Villanova Detroit.
Several sources have indicated Maryland and Penn State are the leading candidates at this point. Jackson will visit Penn State this weekend. He has already visited the other three schools.
Speedy Morris, Jackson's has not made his decision, denying rumors that Maryland virtually had him signed.
"If he knew where he wanted to go, he wouldn't take a trip to Penn State just for fun," said Morris. "If he wanted to take a trip for fun, he could go see the schools in California or Hawaii which invited him to visit.
"I know he's impressed with Lefty (Terp Coach Lefty Drieselll), his staff and the ACC (Atlantic Coast Conference) and I would not be surprised if Reggie goes to Maryland. But he is not locked up."
Driesell hopes to sign Jackson but said, "I will not be sure of it unitll the ink is dry." The Terp coach indicated he would be awaiting word from Jackson after his Penn State trip this weekend.
Jackson was selected on several high school ALL-American teams, averaging 22 points, 8.5 rebounds and almost five assists per game.