The Michigan Wolverines picked up some of their top recruits over the weekend, in both the 2019 and 2020 classes.
One of those top recruits in 2019 4-star all-purpose back Giles Jackson.
The 5-foot-8, 175-pounder from Oakley, California is the No. 5 all-purpose back, the No. 45 recruit from California and the No. 363 overall recruit in his class, according to 247Sports’ composite.
Maize n Brew caught up with Jackson shortly after his commitment, and from what he told us, he feels like family to the Michigan coaching staff.
“The constant communication with the coaches and me being a priority to them,” Jackson said on what led him to committing to Michigan.
Another thing that led to him committing to the Wolverines is current 2019 quarterback commit Cade McNamara.
“(McNamara) had a huge impact,” Jackson said. “It’s always fun playing with him.
“Yeah, (McNamara) talked to me earlier (the day Jackson committed). He didn’t know I was going (to Michigan) with him.”
Since McNamara had a big impact recruiting Jackson to Michigan, he plans on doing the same thing to a few other big names left on the Wolverines’ board.
“(4-star tight end) Isaiah Foskey and (5-star safety) Dax Hill,” he said on who he plans on recruiting. “I (talked with them) over the weekend, and Isaiah lives up the street from me.”
Hill appears to be down to two schools — Michigan and Alabama. Meanwhile, Foskey’s recruitment has been a huge mystery. Regardless, the Wolverines will take any help in trying to get these two talented youngsters to Ann Arbor.
Speaking of getting to Ann Arbor, Jackson plans on returning to campus for the Michigan/Wisconsin game later this fall. But in the meantime, Jackson is going to focus on the rest of his senior season.
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