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MENS BASKETBALL – RECRUITING: Brey inks recruit, his second of the season

Pat Leonard | Thursday, September 22, 2005

Michigan high school point guard Tory Jackson has become Notre Dame’s second verbal commitment for the recruiting class of 2006, according to reports on recruiting sites Rivals.com and Scout.com, and a Wednesday article in the South Bend Tribune.

Jackson, a 5-foot-10, 190-pound guard, is ranked No. 95 on the top 100 prep seniors list on Rivals.com after averaging 30 points, nine assists, eight rebounds and four steals in his junior season at Buena Vista High School in Saginaw, Mich. In an anticipated smaller recruiting class after Irish coach Mike Brey inked four freshmen for the coming 2005-06 season, Jackson joins Indiana power forward Luke Harangody (No. 58, Rivals.com) in committing to play for Notre Dame beginning in the fall of 2006.

The Irish already have a freshman point guard for the coming season in 6-foot-1 Staten Island, N.Y., native Kyle McAlarney, but Brey has been known to use two smaller guards on the floor before.

Jackson did not return phone calls Wednesday evening, and Brey is not allowed to comment on recruits under NCAA recruiting regulations until the November early signing period.