The University of Kentucky has a knack of bringing in highly talented recruits. This 2019 recruiting class is jam-packed of elite players, potentially starting three five-star freshman this upcoming season.
Why do recruits choose the University of Kentucky? Well, we can just look at Isaiah Jackson’s recent trip to Lexington to find that out.
A five-star forward and the nation’s No. 24 player in the Class of 2020, Isaiah Jackson, visited UK the weekend of August 30. The best player from the state of Michigan in the class is projected to commit to Michigan State, according to 247 Sports, but UK may have something to say about that.
While we don’t know how Jackson felt about the trip, his family that accompanied him was impressed by coach John Calipari and the atmosphere surrounding campus.
Adam Zagoria of Zagsblog caught up with Wesley Jackson, Isaiah’s father, and asked him about his trip to UK.
“Those guys are the ultimate professionals. They didn’t talk about any other school, they didn’t talk about any other kid. I even asked them about other schools and they said, ‘We just don’t do that here. We let our brand speak for itself. We don’t have anything negative to say about anybody. We concentrate on us.’ And that’s what they did. They concentrated on Isaiah and they said ultimately he has to take what he wants. And that’s perfect, I want him to earn it.”
Wesley also told Zagoria that Isaiah plans to visit Alabama and Syracuse. That said, obviously, Jackson’s father left impressed. What UK does with talented freshman is outstanding, and the father-son duo understand that.
The 6-9 power forward is set, according to his father, to make a decision in early November. Let’s hope his trip impressed him enough to join the Wildcat family.