Florida State Picks Up Commitment From 2016 5-Star Forward Jonathan Isaac

by July 06, 2015

It’s still early in the Class of 2016 recruiting cycle, but Florida State has the No. 2 class in college basketball for next year—in large part because the Seminoles picked up a commitment from ultra-talented small forward Jonathan Isaac out of Bradenton, FL.

Isaac—the No. 10 overall recruit in the country, according to 247 Sports—held offers from nearly 30 other schools, including Kentucky and Louisville. He announced his decision to commit to the ‘Noles on Twitter:

More, from ESPN:

Five-star forward Jonathan Isaac, a 6-foot-9 prospect from IMG Academy (Bradenton, Florida), tweeted Monday that he has committed to Florida State.


“I think Florida State is so special,” Isaac told ESPN.com after the announcement on social media, “the people they have there, people they have coming in. I want to be part of a special program. They’re going to be great.”


Isaac had trimmed his list to 12 schools last month and said Wake Forest, Miami, LSU, Kentucky, Stanford and others were firmly in the mix before he decided on Florida State.


“I had it in my heart,” he said. “I just decided Florida State is where I want to go. I didn’t want to waste coaches’ time. I knew where I wanted to go.”