Jacob Isaia (Brandon Huffman)

2018 3* Spartan legacy Jacob Isaia sees his recruitment explode after MSU offer and strong performance at The Opening

2018 3* Spartan legacy Jacob Isaia sees his recruitment explode after MSU offer and strong performance at The Opening

Jacob Isaia has been a hot name on the Michigan State (MSU) class of 2018 recruiting radar lately. The Spartan legacy received an offer from the Spartans on January 26th and has since seen his recruitment blow up, just as many under-the-radar recruits that are offered by MSU have in the past. Fresh off receiving one of the top 10 Nike SPARQ ratings at the Opening regional Los Angeles Camp, Isaia has seen his offer count explode.



Isaia’s offer from Michigan State was his second offer. Now he holds 13 offers, including UCLA, Minnesota, Oregon State, Virginia, and others. His recent performance at the Nike Opening camp proved why he deserves all his recent offers. “I had a great experience at the Nike camp. My strengths as a player are my athleticism and technique,” Jacob spoke of his time at the camp. “I think my recent performances at the Under Armour and the Nike camps have definitely helped recruiting. Also, I've gained some good weight in the off-season,” he added.


His MSU offer came as a huge deal to the three-star offensive guard. His grandfather was an All-American Spartan in the sixties, so he is a legacy recruit for the Spartans. However, he is also a UCLA legacy, as his father played college football for the Bruins, so that offer is a big deal as well.  

“The UCLA offer stands out since my dad played at UCLA, and it was my first PAC-12 offer. I'm really excited about it. My Michigan State offer is also huge. It's a nationally respected program, and MSU coaches are known for turning out great players.”

Now that Isaia is a national recruit with offers across the country, there are a few offers he has his eye on earning. He said, “I would be really happy with offers from Oregon, Cal, Stanford, and a few others.” He visited both Oregon and Oregon State over the weekend.

Isaia has been planning on attending MSU’s Spring Game on April 1st for some time. He would like to check a boxes things off his list while in East Lansing for his upcoming trip to East Lansing. “I am hoping to learn a little more about the academic opportunities and supports available to student athletes,” Jacob described. “I would like to watch the coaches in game situations.”

Besides his planned visit to Michigan State, Isaia only has one other visit planned to Minnesota in April.

Scout ranks Jacob Isaia a three-star offensive guard.


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