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Top-25 2015 guard Isaiah Briscoe has long list of suitors

By Jeff Borzello | College Basketball Writer

Choosing a college is difficult enough -- but Isaiah Briscoe decided to take things a step further and also change high schools a couple of weeks ago.

Briscoe, a 6-foot-3 guard from New Jersey, announced this month that he was leaving St. Benedict's (N.J.) and would look for another school.

“It had nothing to do with the basketball side,” Briscoe said. “I just feel that I need to focus more on my academics. I need to get away and start over, just continue my journey somewhere else. I feel that wherever I go, the coach will push me to the next level. And maybe down the road, be a pro.”

Expect Findlay Prep (Nev.), Our Savior New American (N.Y.), Huntington Prep (W.Va.) and Oak Hill Academy (Va.) to be in the mix for Briscoe's services.

On the college side of things, Briscoe is slowly going through the process. He unofficially visited Arizona last week, his second time taking a trip to Tucson. He has also checked out Syracuse, and the Orange are making a push for him. Florida State, Michigan, Ohio State, Indiana and UCLA have all offered in recent weeks. Seton Hall, Baylor, Florida, Miami, Pittsburgh, Connecticut, Virginia and others are all in the mix as well.

Simply put, Briscoe is taking his time -- and seeing which other schools might pull the trigger on an offer soon.

“I always knew that there would be some schools that come in late, junior year or senior year. Not to rush anything,” Briscoe said. “You have some schools that offer you early, then you have guys like Kentucky and Ohio State who have been recruiting me since the eighth grade but are just now starting to offer.”

Two of the newer schools on his list that are making an impression are UCLA and Michigan.

Briscoe plays in the same AAU program UCLA guard Kyle Anderson played for in high school, which has helped the Bruins' case.

“I know Kyle went there, so that's a great offer,” Briscoe said.

As for Michigan, a certain point guard who will be drafted in Thursday's NBA lottery is making the Wolverines an attractive option.

“Seeing what the coach did with Trey Burke is a big plus, because that's what I want to be,” Briscoe said.

Briscoe is a top-25 prospect in the 2015 class, according to the 247 Sports Composite.

 
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