Marrero (Louisiana) John Ehret High School defensive back Isaiah Windmon already holds two 2018 offers from the Pac-12 and two from the SEC, with two seasons of high school ball ahead of him.
With offers from Mississippi State, Texas A&M, Arizona State and Colorado, the 6-foot-2, 180-pounder has one that stands out the most.
“So far, the one I’m liking the most is Arizona State,” Windmon told Today’s U. “With them, I like the love they show me and things they have with the recruits and the way they keep it real with us recruitment wise.”
Blessed to receive my 4th offer from Arizona State pic.twitter.com/CbGOdhfXXm
— Isaiah W. (@restplook) June 30, 2016
Since it’s still super early in the recruiting process for the junior-to-be, much can change before National Signing Day 2018, and many more offers are still to come in.
“Some schools that are supposed to be offering me are Tennessee and maybe LSU,” Windmon said. “I’ll be at their camp this coming week on the 22nd and there’s probably a couple more that I can’t remember at this time that could offer.”
While most players from the Bayou State grow up a major fan of LSU, Windmon grew up following a different SEC West team:
“My team growing up was the Arkansas Razorbacks. Really, at the time, I liked their defense and a little bit of their offense, how they were consistent with things and their team chemistry basically.”
Windmon named other schools he’d like to hear from in addition to Arkansas:
“I’m hoping to hear from them (Arkansas), Arizona, Tennessee, maybe OU, Baylor and Jackson State. There’s not really another ones, but I have my faith that my coach will handle my recruiting and get my name out there.
Windmon is a big fan of Seattle Seahawks safety Kam Chancellor and tries to pattern his game after the NFL star.
“I just like the energy he brings to the sport and the power he brings on the field and the way he lets his presence be known on the field,” Windmon said.
College coaches are impressed.
“They really say they like the way I hit, I got a great amount of power behind my pads when they watch my film, then basic things like covering wise and just how I’m always around the ball,” Windmon said.
At this point, education is the biggest factor in Windmon’s recruitment — he knows football won’t last forever.
“Academic programs, so I can stay up on my grades just in case things don’t work out with football, like an injury or something,” Windmon said. “That way I can still be successful in life in case that doesn’t work out. That’s pretty much it, academics.”
With plenty of time left, don’t expect too much activity on the recruiting front over the next several months.
“I’m still keeping my recruiting open to see what offers I’m going to bring in, then most likely towards the end of my junior year, I’m going to make that decision,” Windmon said.