Five-star center Isaiah Stewart told Rivals.com that he won’t be signing in the early signing period and is unsure when he will make a final decision on his college choice. The 6-foot-9, 230-pound La Lumiere star is considering UK, Michigan State, Duke, Syracuse and Washington, but when dissecting each school he didn’t seem overly high on the Cats.
“(The visit to Kentucky) was good. That visit, Kentucky came in pretty late, but I got the chance to go down there and see how they do things and see what they are all about.”
Stewart was asked what UK’s all aboute:
“It is sort of like a powerhouse, with all of the players that went there in the past and how they have gotten guys to the league. I feel like it is a place that usually, whenever you talk about Kentucky and you are a highly ranked player, it is something that you just have to look at.”
He said Michigan State felt like home, he mentioned Coach K at Duke, he said he would be embraced at Washington and that Syracuse is the hometown team. All seemingly more intimate than “sort of like a powerhouse,” but trying to nitpick recruit’s quotes is a dangerous game. Only once did UK have momentum and it was after his official visit, but a week or two later that buzz was gone. Stewart has officially visited UK, Michigan State, Washington and Syracuse. He’s still planning an official to Duke but is unsure when he will make it Durham.
Stranger things have happened but it seems like the Cats are on the outside looking in when it comes to Stewart’s recruitment. Read the entire interview HERE.