As it turns out, Kentucky has extended a scholarship offer to five-star forward Isaiah Jackson, according to David Sisk. News of the offer comes after Jackson took his official visit to Lexington last week.
Out of Waterford (MI), Jackson is 6-9, 190-pound forward with extreme length, a great vertical, and is very quick off of his feet. He is primarily known for his shot blocking, but his offensive game is also improving.
Jackson just wrapped up his official visit to UK, and it looks like it was a mutually successful one. If he were to commit soon, that would give Kentucky two five-stars and one four-star for the 2020 class already, as he’d join BJ Boston and Cam’Ron Fletcher.
Right now, most of the 247 Sports predictions are in favor of the Michigan State Spartans. However, Demetric Warren of Varsity Preps just logged a prediction in favor of UK , so perhaps the Cats made a lot of progress while Jackson was in Lexington.
2020 5⭐️ big man Isaiah Jackson is on campus for his official visit pic.twitter.com/SCCf0mTEn5— Travis Graf (@Trav_Graf) August 31, 2019
Jackson is currently ranked 24th overall and the third-best power forward in the class, according to 247 Sports composite, which measures all of the major recruiting rankings.
Don’t expect a decision from Jackson anytime soon, though. When he talked to Evan Daniels about his recruitment, he stressed that he would be taking his time with his decision and he probably won’t decide until the fall. He also won’t be committing to a school during a visit, which is what happened with the Cats when they scored commitments from Boston and Fletcher.
With that said, it’s good to see that Jackson’s visit at Kentucky went well. He would be a great addition to the 2020 class for the Cats.