Is UM Still At-or-Near Top For Mywan?

Mywan Jackson has publicly declared three different leaders in his recruiting process, with Michigan being at or near the top at all times. Have things changed? Where does Michigan stand? Has a foe dropped off? GBW gets the latest.

To the untrained eye it may seem that Armwood HS (Seffner, Fla.) star Athlete Mywan Jackson gets "star-struck" on every visit he's taken.

A summer visit to Michigan seemingly put the Wolverines in the top spot to land his signature come February. A visit to Auburn shortly thereafter evidently propelled the Tigers into a spot the Wolverines briefly held. Michigan and Auburn battled it out for the lead in Jackson's services -- until another unexpected chain of events took place. An official visit to North Carolina with teammate and fellow Michigan offer holder Angelo Hadley, plus several recent commitments to the Auburn program, seemingly have left the Tigers further back than the Tar Heels and Wolverines ... and a visit to Michigan is pushed back.

"I don't know yet (if Auburn has been eliminated)," Jackson told GBW. "They definitely got a lot of kids that have committed ... but Auburn isn't out of the mix yet. UNC is right on top and I went on an official. I haven't gone to Michigan yet, so time will tell."

As far as his UNC visit, he said: "They just showed me a great time when I went up for my official visit. They told me that they need me and showed me the academic part - their degree and life beyond football."

With Auburn trailing by what seems to be a considerable margin, Michigan is still very much in the mix to land the Sunshine State prospect. Jackson, originally slated to visit for the Oct. 4th battle against the Fighting Illini - but he has had to push that visit back.

"I'm not coming up for Illinois. I'm definitely going to make a visit up North. I don't know what date yet, but I'm going to try to find some time to do that," quipped Jackson. "Michigan just has to show me what they already have. Showing me more than football. Making it seem like it's a comfortable place where I can come in and fit in right away."

Even though he was busy in Chapel Hill over the weekend, Mywan took notice of Michigan's showing on the gridiron with the upset of then top ten ranked Wisconsin. And he noticed a willingness from Michigan coaches that has taken hold of him.

"We definitely caught Michigan and Wisconsin. I really like how they didn't fold at halftime and they came back and won. I just like that the're young and they don't quit. I know that they have people playing that are my age."

When asked if that was an advantage for Michigan, Jackson wasn't hesitant to offer his feelings.

"I would say so. I could do that. If I get up there and play good then I can play ... if I don't then I won't ."

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