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Michigan wide receiver Giles Jackson enters the transfer portal

Jackson played 18 career games with the Wolverines.

NCAA Football: Michigan at Rutgers Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports

The Michigan Wolverines will be without wide receiver Giles Jackson moving forward with confirmation from the program that he has entered the transfer portal. Rumors and reports had circulated online before a team spokesman confirmed the move on Monday morning.

Jackson, a former four-star recruit in the 2019 class and honorable mention All-Big Ten honoree in 2019, played in 18 career games at Michigan, making three starts. He led the team in all-purpose yards in 2020 with 15 catches for 167 yards, two rushes for five yards and 13 kicks returned for 354 yards, one of which was a 95-yard touchdown. The bulk of his production as a receiver came in the loss to Michigan State when he finished with seven catches for 58 yards and a 32-yard punt return.

Michigan’s wide receivers room gets a bit lighter with this move and they will have to figure out who will pick up the slack in the return game, but they have the bodies to do it. Ronnie Bell, Mike Sainristil, Cornelius Johnson, Roman Wilson, A.J. Henning and true freshmen Cristian Dixon and Andrel Anthony are currently working with the Wolverines in spring practice. Speedster Xavier Worthy will join the group for fall camp and is another name to watch.