The recruitment of Isaiah Jackson is winding down, as the five-star forward is expected to commit in time for the fall signing period.
In the meantime, Jackson has set his final three, and to no surprise, the Kentucky Wildcats made the cut.
Also still in contention are the Alabama Crimson Tide and Syracuse Orange. The Michigan State Spartans were not included for the Michigan native, which is a tad surprising since they were viewed as the early favorite.
However, it’s been Kentucky and Alabama who’ve gotten the most buzz in recent weeks, and that’s before Jackson officially visits Tuscaloosa this weekend. 247 Sports recruiting guru Andrew Slater recently logged a prediction in favor of Alabama, though no other predictions have been made since then.
I’d venture to guess we’ll have a much better feeling on where Jackson ends up once the Bama visit concludes.
Out of Waterford (MI), Jackson is 6-9, 190-pound forward with extreme length and athleticism, which have helped make him one of the best shot-blockers in the 2020 class. His offense is a work in progress, but he made big strides there over the summer, which helped lead to Kentucky offering him a scholarship in July.
Jackson, who’s ranked 25th overall by 247 Sports composite, took an official visit to Lexington in early September. Expect the Kentucky coaching staff to visit him in the coming weeks before he makes his college commitment.