Monday, October 10, 2005

Hoops - Jackets Pick up Commit #3

The Jackets received a committment from standout 6'7", 225lb Zach Peacock out of the Miami area. Zach was the kid recruited originally by Charlton Young before he came to the Jackets. He was a double/double machine over the summer. His junior season he averaged about 18 pts / 11 boards. He is known for his hustle and constant hard play. He has a good mid-range game with a nice little jump shot, plays primarily facing the basket, and needs work in the post with his back to the basket. Of course this is where Ra'Sean Dickey thrives, so maybe they can learn a thing or two from one another. Also, he might be considered a little undersized for the PF position........... I'll have more later on Zach and how this might impact the rest of our recruiting class. While there were certainly more highly ranked guys with the Jackets on their short list, it is starting to look like we weren't going to land any of them (but who knows). The most likely candidate at this point seems to be Stanley Robinson, but there are major teams involved with him as well. For the "star crowd", Zach is a 3-star player by In the end, it was between Tech and Florida, but FL took a commit from another power forward and that swung the pendulum. Peacock is another "under the radar" kid that didn't get a lot of attention until this summer.