4-star ATH commit: ‘I will be a playmaker in Ann Arbor. Bet on that.’


Michigan football commit Giles Jackson has been playing football for 10 years. Ever since the third-grade, he’s spent countless hours perfecting his craft and working towards playing at the next level.

On September 10, a milestone moment was born when Jackson announced his commitment to the University of Michigan. He chose the Wolverines over Oregon, Oregon State and USC.


As a junior at Freedom High School,?Jackson accounted for 2,247 all-purpose yards (1,558 rushing) and 28 touchdowns. He made opposing defenses look silly with his blazing speed and acceleration.

As you saw in our previous breakdown?of Jackson and analysis of his junior year film, he possesses elite speed and playmaking ability. The Class of 2019 prospect’s senior mid-season highlights further attest to this and provides an update of what he’s looked like thus far in his final year of high school. There is even more room for statistical growth, and that’s a scary thought.


His ability to cut on a dime and blow past defenders stands out in nearly every highlight. In college football, speed matters most, and Jackson has plenty. The threat he can pose to defenses will do wonders for the Wolverine’s offense and add an element of flare to an already dynamic attack.

Wherever he fits on the offense, he will be a factor. If he is utilized correctly, he will be a dangerous asset and have big-play, touchdown ability whenever the ball is in his hands.

Below is a Q&A with the?5-foot-10, 185 pound athlete out of?Antioch (Calif.).

Q: What gave Michigan the edge over other schools when you decided it was time to commit?

A: “I felt like it was home, and I felt like I would be more successful outside of football if I went to Michigan.”

Q: What (or who) was the biggest influence throughout your recruiting process and decision?

A: “I would probably say Cade (McNamara, Michigan QB commit), who is my 7on7 quarterback. We have a great relationship and he?s always been in my ear about Michigan.”

Q:?What excites you most about becoming part of the Michigan football family?

A: “One major factor for me is that the level of competition excites me a lot. I?ll be playing against some of the top schools in the country.”

Q:?What position do you feel will suit you best in college?

A: “I would say wide receiver fits me best because of my route running and ability to catch the football.”

Q:?What are your thoughts on the Dax Hill signing?

A: “I was extremely excited when Dax announced his decision. We talked a lot at the Opening and we both liked Michigan.”

Oh yeah, and Jackson had one other thing to say, Wolverine fans.

“I will be a playmaker in Ann Arbor. You can bet on that.”

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