Jackson Keith, the No. 2 ranked player in the state of North Carolina for the junior class, will be in attendance for the NC State game Wednesday night, he told On3. The Wolfpack will take on neighboring No. 7-ranked North Carolina.
The 6-foot-5 small forward out of Durham (NC) Southern High holds an offer from the Wolfpack, along with schools like Wake Forest, Mississippi State, Texas A&M, Illinois, Virginia Tech, SMU, LSU, and others.
Keith, a four-star recruit, has been on NC State’s campus multiple times for unofficial visits.
In a recent interview with On3’s Jamie Shaw, Keith discussed his college recruitment and the Wolfpack.
“I would say that Virginia, VCU, NC State, and Tennessee have been the most consistent,” Keith said. “I’ve been to NC State and Virginia, and I want to get down to Tennessee.
Jackson Keith on NC State
“I mean, me and Coach (Kevin) Keatts, we have one of the best relationships out of everybody,” Keith said in a previous interview. “I mean, I’ll call him about stuff outside of basketball. So, of course, that’s, that almost feels like he making a real family aspect.”
What he’s looking for in a program
“I want to play for a coach who, first and foremost, wants to win games,” Keith said previously. “Play for someone who will develop players and have fun. The whole thing is about getting better and having fun. Going to a program with a great culture where guys like being around each other. Wherever I find that, that is where I’ll go. I want to play in a system where the coach gives their guys a lot of freedom and lets his guys just make plays. But honestly, I think I can play in any system.”
“I’ll be looking closely at the family aspect of a program. I feel like I can play anywhere, so, the role matters. But at the same time, I want somewhere that has the connections to get me to the next level and it’s gonna make me work to get to the next level.”
“Jackson Keith is a confident wing. Standing around 6-foot-5, he can handle, get into his spots, and shoot with range. The jump shot can get a little flat at times, but he has good footwork in the mid-range. He is confident as a secondary initiator and can get a team into sets. Keith is a solid athlete, still growing into his frame. He is trending as a national level-type recruit.” – On3’s Jamie Shaw
According to the On3 Industry Rankings, Keith is the No. 74 overall prospect in the 2025 cycle. He’s also the No. 18 small forward prospect. The On3 Industry Ranking is a weighted average that utilizes all four major recruiting media companies.