John Calipari is doing all that he can to solidify some options in the frontcourt for the 2021 recruiting class.
A player that he seems to want in Lexington is 6-9 power forward Isaiah Jackson. Calipari provided more evidence of this notion when he took a trip to Michigan on Tuesday evening to visit with Jackson and his father.
According to Isaiah’s father, Wesley Jackson, “The visit went well,” as reported by Adam Zagoria of Zagsblog.
The Waterford Mott High School star visited UK back on August 30th.
Getting a commitment from Jackson would be a great addition for Calipari and the Wildcats to pair with newly added forward, Lance Ware, who announced he was coming to Kentucky just a week ago. As we know, this year’s roster is missing some of that depth in the paint, and it is clearly something that Coach Cal wants to avoid in the future.
UK is also pursuing some other big guys in the class of 2020 that includes Greg Brown, Isaiah Todd and Cliff Omoruyi.
Jackson is ranked as the #1 player in the state of Michigan by 247 Sports and the 25th best overall player in the country. He is an exceptional athlete that can explode and finish at the rim. Adding some strength to his slender frame will be a point of emphasis once he gets to college but at his current rate if improvement he is going to be a really good pick up for somebody.
Coach Cal and his staff are absolutely grinding on the recruiting trail right now and there doesn’t appear to be any signs of slowing down. His visit to see Isaiah Jackson just a few weeks after he was on campus proves this.
It will be interesting to see exactly what the top bigs in this class decide to do.