Trayce Jackson-Davis, the #15 prospect in the class of 2019 according to ESPN, has announced his final six. Wake Forest is among them.
The 6’9” big man out of Greenwood is strongly projected, to put it lightly, to stay home and play for the Indiana Hoosiers, which would make sense. Marquee school on the upswing, hometown guy, Indiana loves basketball, you know the drill.
That said, there are two things to keep in mind here. First of all, I know a lot of Wake fans lately have the feeling lhat coming close just isn’t good enough, and in a lot of ways I agree. That said, though, being a name in a top prospect’s recruiting journey is literally never a bad thing. It gets the school out there in the national conversation, shows that the coaches are swinging for the fences, and sometimes it can snowball in the best way (see this year’s class).
Secondly, it’s early days yet. TJD (as he calls himself on Twitter) is set to visit Wake Forest on September 21.
Do I think it’s likely? Heck no. But have there been cases of the hometown heroes not coming home? Uh, yeah. Look at Harry Giles.
As of this writing, I don’t think there’s a Manning’s chance in the tourney (I kid, I kid) that Trayce Jackson-Davis will be wearing the Old Gold and Black, but stranger things have happened, and top six is top six. Still cool stuff. As always, stay tuned to BSD for news, updates, and analysis of all things Wake, and Go Deacs.