Syracuse football might not be the only team picking up some big-time recruiting wins. Class of 2025 guard Tyler Jackson has scheduled an official visit to Syracuse for the NC State game, according to Joe Tipton of On3.
2025 Top-25 recruit Tyler Jackson (@yeadathype) tells me he will take an official visit to Syracuse on January 27th.— Joe Tipton (@TiptonEdits) January 6, 2024
The 6-2 CG was AAU teammates with Kiyan Anthony (Melo's son) this past summer.https://t.co/NyfiEKpV44 pic.twitter.com/g7cvBikzjk
Jackson, a four-star prospect, is ranked as the 25th-best player in the class, according to On3’s industry ranking, which takes an average ranking of the four major recruiting outlets.
He’s a DMV native, and played his sophomore season at St. Frances in Baltimore. He transferred to Atlanta for his junior year, where he suited up for Overtime Elite.
Adrian Autry has had Jackson on his radar for a while, and officially offered him a scholarship once he became the head coach last year.
“He called me to offer me right after he got the job,” Jackson told On3. “I met coach Red when he was an assistant, and we have been talking ever since. I saw him when he was recruiting Derik Queen in Chicago. I walked up to him, shook his hand and said ‘you’re going to remember me.’”
Jackson is good friends with four-star shooting guard target Kiyan Anthony. The two played AAU together last summer and both have expressed interest in the idea of visiting — and playing together — at Syracuse.
Of the four major recruiting outlets, ESPN is most bullish on Jackson, ranking him No. 17 in the class.
Syracuse will be Tyler’s first official visit. He unofficially visited Auburn and Maryland in December.