Michigan keeps the recruiting train rolling, gaining their third commitment in two days. Today, four-star Giles Jackson announced his pledge to the Wolverines.
CO〽️〽️ITTED... #Goonsquad19 pic.twitter.com/WJfK4YLCd0— G-Man 5 (@gilesjackson__) September 10, 2018
Jackson chose Michigan over fellow finalists Oregon, Oregon State,l and USC. For a while, it looked as if Jackson was a lock for Oregon, but the Michigan staff kept pursuing and won out in the end.
He is also a teammate of quarterback commit Cade McNamara for their 7-on-7 squad. McNamara has apparently been recruiting Jackson hard, and is probably a major factor in his decision as well.
Michigan was one of the first schools to evaluate and offer Jackson, when he was a nondescript three-star. But, after a stand-out performance at The Opening, the recruiting industry saw what the staff did, and he was bumped up into four-star range.
Jackson now sits at No. 362 in the country, and the 3rd highest all-purpose back.
On the offensive weapon spectrum, the 5-foot-8, 175-pound jitterbug leans more towards running back than wide receiver. This complements other commits in the class, like George Johnson III, who are more receiver-types.
As a junior, Jackson ran for 1,586 yards and 22 touchdowns at a 7.2 yards per carry clip. He also caught 21 balls for 324 yards and five more touchdowns.
You can catch his highlights below.
Jackson is the 22nd player in the 2019 class, which now sits at 10th in the country and first in the Big Ten.