According to ESPN.com's Dave Telep, Jacksonville landed a verbal commitment from shooting guard Jarvis Haywood (Charlotte, N.C./Harding H.S.) on Thursday.
The 6-foot-4 Haywood was originally committed to Winthrop but opened up his recruitment in October. He also had offers from Charleston Southern and College of Charleston.
"Often times the word 'steal' is way overused in recruiting," Telep said. "Let me tell: Jarvis is a steal. I thought he could have played in the A-10 or CAA and Jacksonville stuck with him the entire time. The reason why his value is high is because he can score the basketball. Call him unorthodox or whatever, the kid knows how to turn the scoreboard and he's and efficient player."