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Giles Jackson announces transfer destination

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Jackson is headed to the Pacific Northwest.

NCAA Football: Michigan State at Michigan Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports

Former Michigan wideout Giles Jackson has found a new home.

Jackson is headed to the pacific northwest and is the newest member of the University of Washington football program.

“I just wanted to be closer to family overall,” Jackson told the Seattle Times. “I wanted them to be able to come to the games, and they weren’t able to do that at Michigan.”

In two seasons Jackson notched 24 receptions for 309 yards and 1 TD touchdown, and 2 kick return scores. Jackson will have two years of eligibility remaining.

“When we found out he was leaving, it was a little bit of a shocker, but you can’t hang onto that forever,” Michigan receiver Mike Sainristil told the media earlier this week. “I wish him the best of luck because he’s one of my good friends. I’ll still continue to talk to him.”

Ironically, Jackson will have a chance to play at The Big House again in 2021, when Washington takes on Michigan on September 11.