For the son of U-M Assistant Coach Fred Jackson it's just a matter of driving across town ... but…
Signing Day Capsule: Jeremy Jackson
Wide Receiver 6-3/190
*** - Position Rank: 74
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His Recruiting Story
When your last name is Jackson and your dad is a coach at Michigan, there are some assumptions that when you're offered by the Wolverines you're going to play for him in the winged helmet. Jeremy Jackson, though, is far from just a family recruit. All one has to do is look at the offer sheet that adorns his profile and see big-name schools such as: Florida, LSU, Stanford, Texas, Tennessee and many others to see the talent behind the name. As a sophomore at Huron Jackson saw a lot of playing time, and it didn't take long for colleges to notice his abilities. Michigan running backs coach Fred Jackson encouraged his son to look around, even to include visits to other Big 10 schools, and he took visits to many of Michigan's Big 10 rivals. Early on the receiver was leaning strongly toward the Longhorns as they were on him the hardest, but, after many visits to Michigan the younger Jackson decided the maize and blue were his best option. He was one of the Wolverines early enrollee's.
During his senior campaign he racked up 43 catches for 573 yards, two touchdowns, and two point conversion. Jackson has fought hard to warrant the attention under his name, not his fathers, and with his huge frame and recent improvement in his abilities to handle both defensive backs and linebackers; it is easy to see that he earned the offers, and not because of his last name.
His Commitment Comments
"Me and my dad talked about it (Tuesday) night," Jackson reported. "We just really decided that (Michigan) would be what's best for me. That's what helped me make the decision. I called Coach Magee and told him," and "I'm just really excited about the offense because I know once you get the quarterback for it they're going to be throwing it. So I just wanted to jump on it."
Jackson is a big target, and may be even taller than his profile lists. He catches the ball well away from his body, and shows soft hands. He runs routes very well, and, though he does not have blazing speed, he has spent a lot of time with track coaches to improve that area. He seems to find his way to the right spot and catches ball at its highest point. With some added weight, and his above average body control he will be a welcomed addition to the UM receiver corps.
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