Isaiah Jackson is an extremely talented, lengthy forward coming out of Waterford, Michigan. He is currently ranked 21st in the nation overall and is third amongst all power forwards in the 2020 class.
He is a high commodity, and he has now set up an official visit to Kentucky for this Friday, reported by 247 Sports. He sat down with Evan Daniels to talk about it and his recruitment overall.
“It’s going good,” Jackson said of his recruitment. “It’s slow but for me I needed to take time and really think about where I want to go and stuff like that. I’m going to be taking an official to Kentucky this weekend. I’m going to take a couple of other officials too.”
Among the other schools in the mix for Jackson include Alabama, Michigan State and Syracuse. The crystal ball currently pegs Jackson to Michigan State with seven predictions.
After the visit to Lexington, Jackson is planning to visit Alabama in September and Syracuse at some point. He also spoke on why he likes Kentucky.
“They develop pros, they have the most pros in the league that are doing really good. They’re just a good school, the environment, they don’t have an NBA team so their college team is like an NBA team so it’s like a huge family.”
One of Jackson’s best attributes is his ability to block shots. He’s listed at 6-foot-9, but he has a very long reach and is extremely quick to go with a high vertical, the perfect making of a skilled shot blocker.
As for when he’ll make a decision, Jackson is currently looking at a fall commitment. He also talked about what he’s looking for in his upcoming visits.
“You’re supposed to have a good time so you can’t base an opinion on how your visit went, it has to be an all-around thing like how the coaches are, the environment, the play style, if they will let you play your position, will they develop you to be a pro and stuff like that.”
Couldn’t agree more. It’s not just about the visit itself, it’s about how you feel about the atmosphere after you take each visit. Jackson said that he will probably make his decision sometime in the later part of the fall.