Late buzz in Kentucky’s favor for Isaiah Jackson

 Posted by at 10:31 AM on November 16, 2019
Nov 162019


Coming into this week, Alabama was seen as a slight favorite for five-star power forward Isaiah Jackson, whose recruitment has been strangely difficult to handicap.

A few hours before his announcement, there might be a new leader. national analysts Corey Evans and Eric Bossi put in predictions in favor of Kentucky on Jackson’s Future Cast page on Saturday. National recruiting expert Andrew Slater also logged a new Crystal Ball prediction in favor of Kentucky.

Jackson — a 6-foot-9 prospect from Detroit — is set to reveal his college decision Saturday at 2:30 p.m.

ESPN analyst Jeff Borzello also tweeted out some pro-UK insight Saturday morning. His prediction is also that Jackson will end up with the Wildcats.

“Five-star Isaiah Jackson announces his commitment this afternoon,” Borzello said on Twitter. “Kentucky, Alabama or Syracuse. This has been maybe the hardest five-star recruitment to get a read on. I’ve thought Kentucky has quietly been in a good position for weeks, however, so I’m predicting the Wildcats.”

Jackson’s high school coach, David McGlown, told the Herald-Leader on Thursday that he still didn’t know which way his star player would go.

“It’s been tough on him,” McGlown said. “He even thought about pushing it back for a minute there. But he wanted to follow the same timeline that he had set for himself. But, it’s tough. And, to my knowledge, to this day, I don’t even know which one it’s going to be. We’ll see Saturday.”


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