Watts-Jackson Expects Big Year

Watts-Jackson Expects Big Year

Orchard Lake St. Mary's (Mich.) class of 2014 WR/CB Jalen Watts-Jackson is a recruit to know.

Orchard Lake St. Mary's has a junior in Jalen Watts-Jackson who could play corner or receiver at the next level, but the 6'0, 170-lb prospect is a good athlete who adjusted quickly to the varsity level last season.

"I came from freshman to varsity, so it was hard to adjust. I didn't start the first game and then I got more comfortable. I was playing both sides ball, and the coaches helped me out and other players helped me out."

So far, the college interest hasn't poured in yet, but there are several Big Ten schools who have already seen his talent.

"I've talked to Purdue every now and then, nothing too heavy. I don't have any offers yet. I got invited to Michigan's camp, but I wasn't able to make it because of team camp. I was invited to the Michigan State camp too, but I didn't go. I'll go to more next year."

The Boilermakers had a chance to see Watts-Jackson in person this year as that was the only college camp he went to.

"They told me just to try to do the same thing I did last year. I had a pretty productive season, and to come to camp next year."

Right now, Watts-Jackson says schools are unsure as to whether he's more of a receiver or defensive back at the next level.

He says he's open to all schools, but did have a school he liked growing up.

"I've always been a Michigan fan," he said. "My uncle and aunt went to Michigan."

His teammate from last year, James Ross, will be a freshman for the Wolverines this season and has made sure they know who he is.

"When he first went up to Michigan and visited, he mentioned a few kids on the team, so he's helped out with the recruiting. All I've heard from Michigan is just the camp invite. I've talked to Michigan State more."

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