Maryland got some great news with Melo Trimble returning yesterday and it continued today when the Terps added to the team's 2016 recruiting class with wing Justin Jackson. With all of the team's offseaosn attrition, Maryland needed more depth and found that today.
Jackson comes out of Toronto, Ontatio and is rated as the No. 3 player in Ontario by 247Sports. Additionally, he is rated as the No. 83 prospect overall and the No. 12 small forward in the recruiting class. He is listed at 6-foot-7 and 195 pounds and also was recruited heavily by Arizona, Oregon, and UConn among others.
Though he still certainly has some room to grow, his combination of length, athleticism, and ability to get inside should be a big boost to a Maryland team that lost four starters this offseason. In particular, Jackson has the potential to play in either of the forward roles with the Terps.
With Jackson in the fold, Maryland will now welcome four players in its 2016 recruiting class. The forward will join four-star prospects Anthony Cowa and Kevin Huerter and three-star prospect Micah Thomas according to 247Sports. The class is expected to have a major impact from day one and is ranked No. 9 nationally.
Nobody can be sure what Jackson's career at Maryland will hold, but if his raw skillset tells anything, it's that he could have a major impact next season.