When Isaiah Briscoe committed to the University of Kentucky earlier this month, he said on the ESPN Recruiting TV special that he will wait until the spring to sign the paperwork. However, 24 hours later, news broke that he changed his mind and sent his Letter of Intent to UK.
In an interview with ESPN Insider this week, George Briscoe, Isaiah’s father, explained the sudden change of plan:
“We went out to dinner right after the show and spoke as a family,” Briscoe told ESPN.com. “We didn’t want to leave any doubt that we were all in and 100 percent solidified, so we decided to sign and put it to bed.”
The signed LOI was a relief for Cal and his staff; had Briscoe waited, he still would’ve been heavily pursued by St. John’s until the spring, and UK would’ve spent precious time keeping him on board when they could be out recruiting others. But now, he’s 100 percent in and can’t be touched.