Michigan’s recruiting weekend isn’t done yet. After landing commitments from a 4-star defensive end and then Shea Patterson’s brother, Nick, the Wolverines earned the pledge of another prospect.
On Monday afternoon, Antioch (Calif.) Freedom HS 4-star all-purpose back, Giles Jackson, announced his commitment to Michigan.
Jackson committed to the Wolverines over offers from Oregon, Florida, USC, and more.
Simple and sweet, Jackson penned the words, “committed,” with a graphic of his 5-foot-8, 175-pound frame dressed in a Michigan away uniform.
— G-Man 5 (@gilesjackson__) September 10, 2018
The nation’s No. 213 overall prospect, according to 247Sports, Jackson is also ranked as California’s fourth-best running back and second-best all-purpose back. 247Sports ranks him as the country’s third overall all-purpose back. Though, as Jackson’s Twitter bio reads, he’s one of the best slot receivers in the country. Whether he’ll play running back, wide receiver, or both, isn’t determined yet.
Jackson is undersized, but he might be Michigan’s most exciting prospect in its 2019 recruiting class. His Hudl profile says he runs a 4.43 40-yard dash, the type of speed you don’t get out of just any polished prospect.
We’ll have a deeper look at Jackson’s film and projectable future as an all-purpose offensive player for the Wolverines later tonight.