Four-star guard able to see Maryland from a different perspective

St. Frances (MD) struggled over the weekend after finishing 1-3 through session one at DMV Live, including a 57-point loss to a PVI team clicking on all cylinders. 2025 four-star guard Tyler Jackson tried picking up the slack, averaging 19 points per game as he found success slashing to the rim, but left room for improvement after finishing with 11 turnovers against eight assists through the weekend.

“I’m trying to get everybody in the huddle, encourage everybody, tell them to shoot the ball. It’s all a part of the game but we’ll all build towards that,” Jackson told IBG. Jackson will get a chance to shoulder the load next fall alongside Daquan Davis, who announced his transfer on Tuesday, but the Baltimore guard remains a hot commodity. With Kansas State, Marquette, UConn, Maryland and Virginia among the schools in attendance, Jackson has had the chance to reconnect with several schools since contact began last week.

“Basically, everybody that offered me. Then I heard from a couple of new ones like LSU, Indiana, Virginia Tech, Miami (FL).”

Maryland assistant David Cox has picked up the recruiting efforts that former assistant Tony Skinn once started last fall, while he, Greg Manning and head coach Kevin Willard all filed into DeMatha to watch the Panthers’ first game on Friday. “We were just talking yesterday so we keep building on that relationship,” Jackson added. “We’re definitely rocking with each other.”

Jackson has previously made his way to College Park for unofficial visits, giving him a chance to watch practice and connect with the coaching staff, along with returning for games including the upset over Purdue back in February. The ample familiarity with the program and culture has given Jackson a firm grasp of the new-look Terps, but having a former teammate in Jahn Lamothe now with the team is the perspective he’s looking to see more of.

“Just the same thing with him, Jahn [Lamothe] and the other two guys. That’s big for me so just watching them, seeing how they like that, I want to see that.”

Jackson is rated a four-star prospect and a 94 overall by On3, sitting as the eighth-best point guard in the country and second-best prospect in Maryland in the 2025 class.

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