Not only were there several Michigan recruiting targets on hand last Saturday against Wisconsin, there were also plenty of commits. Michigan was fortunate to have one of their best peer recruiters on campus to help assist in their efforts.
2019 4-star all-purpose back Giles Jackson flew all the way across the country to see a game live. He talked with Maize n Brew about his experience and who he was trying to get on board during his visit.
Like everyone else, the feeling in the Big House on Saturday night impressed Jackson.
“It was great. I’ve never saw that many people in one place before so I thought it was unbelievable,” said Jackson. “Watching the game with that type of energy (was my favorite part).”
Since it was a night game, Jackson had all day to spend in Ann Arbor. He said he got to check out ESPN College GameDay in the morning, but it wasn’t quite the same in person.
“It was really fun to watch but I’d rather watch it on TV so I could actually see. Then I just hung out with coaches all day and future teammates,” he said.
Once it got later in the day, it obviously got colder. Jackson last visited in June for his official visit, so how did he fare in the October weather?
“It was a struggle at first,” admitted Jackson. “But I got used to it.”
If you follow Jackson on Twitter, you know he’s very direct in who he wants to come to Michigan. He’s usually working on West Coast targets like 2019 4-star tight end Isaiah Foskey, but the visit gave him a chance to talk to some prospects from other parts of the country.
Jackson said the two main guys he talked with over the weekend were 2019 5-star defensive end Zach Harrison and 2019 4-star cornerback Jalen Perry, and he feels good about Michigan’s chances with the pair.
“I think we could actually land both,” said Jackson. “They seemed like they enjoyed their trip a lot.”
That was the consensus from recruits last weekend. Hopefully that momentum continues and they connected well with the charismatic Jackson. With his energy, he’s going to be a fan favorite once he gets to campus.