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Duke, Kentucky, Michigan State Among Those Involved With 5-Star Isaiah Jackson

A general view of Michigan State's basketball court.

EAST LANSING, MI - FEBRUARY 28: General view of the Breslin Center during the national anthem prior to the game between the Penn State Nittany Lions and the Michigan State Spartans on February 28, 2016 in East Lansing, Michigan. (Photo by Rey Del Rio/Getty Images)

Michigan's Isaiah Jackson is one of the top available players in the 2020 class. Unsurprisingly, he's being targeted by the best programs in the country.

The nation's recruiting experts believe he's going to stay local. All seven at 247's crystal ball have him heading to Michigan State.

Tom Izzo's team is definitely involved. Those close to Jackson are denying that he has a heavy favorite like that, though.

Wesley Jackson Sr. told ZagsBlog that his son being an MSU lean is "far from the truth."

The door remains open for a number of other programs, including powers like Duke and Kentucky.

“'Isaiah’s recruitment is open. Just about every school has voiced interest besides maybe North Carolina. That’s the only big school that we haven’t talked to.'

"Wesley listed Duke, Kentucky, Michigan State, Kansas, Arizona, Alabama, Maryland, Illinois and Oregon among those involved. St. John’s recently offered after head coach Mike Anderson watched him at Peach Jam.

The Jacksons recently spoke with Mike Krzyzewski about Duke's interest in the talented frontcourt player.

“Me and Isaiah spoke with Coach K about a week ago,” Wesley said. “They just stressed strong interest.”

Kentucky has also been in contact.

“We had talked the same as Duke, same as Alabama, same Maryland, Oregon, ” Wesley said. “You name it.”

On Monday, Adam Zagoria updated the situation, reporting that Jackson is working to set up a visit to Kentucky, clearly a good sign for John Calipari's program.

Isaiah Jackson is the No. 21 player in the 2020 class. He's No. 3 among power forwards and the top recruit in Michigan.

[ZagsBlog]