Jaggers Plans to Get to Know U-M Better

Roseville (Calif.) TE Jimmy Jaggers made his way to Michigan for a visit recently, and despite the absence of the coaching staff the 2017 standout came away impressed.

Sam Webb:  Before talking about recruiting tell me about your game.  How did things go for you on the football field last year?

Jimmy Jaggers:  “It was good.  It was a little bit of a learning curve playing varsity sophomore year, but we played good.  We got through the first round of the playoffs.  Sadly, we did not go any further than that, but it was good.  I actually broke my foot in the fourth game of the season, but I played on it.  It kind of messed with my game, but not too bad. I know I had three catches for a touchdown.”

Sam Webb:  Let’s pretend that we see a healthy Jimmy Jaggers on the football field. Give me a scouting report and break down your game.

Jimmy Jaggers:  “I’m definitely a dual threat tight end.  I can block and I can still be a receiver.  I’m very physical, aggressive, or at least that’s what I’ve been told.  I don’t see anything…I’m just playing like how I played.  What college coaches have told me when they are recruiting me, they said they like my physicality, my aggressiveness on the field.”

Sam Webb:  You visited Michigan last week.  How did it go?

Jimmy Jaggers:  “It was good.  None of the coaches were there, so we didn’t get to meet any of the coaches.  The head of recruiting took us around and we got to see everything.  It was a good trip.”

Sam Webb:  Give me your impressions of Jay Harbaugh so far.

Jimmy Jaggers:  “So far, he seems like a cool guy.  I talked to him for about 15 minutes on the phone.  I look forward to getting to know him better.”

Sam Webb:  How many offers do you have?

Jimmy Jaggers:  “I have two right now.  Louisville and Northwestern.”

Sam Webb:  As far as Michigan is concerned, have they talked to you about where they are in that process?

Jimmy Jaggers:  “They’ve kind of talked.  When we were there on the unofficial they talked about getting me back up there, so that’s a good sign.  Jay coming out to the school eventually is obviously something to look forward too.  I really haven’t really talked to them much since it is hard to contact and stuff.”

Sam Webb:  Have you heard about the satellite camps that they are going to be doing out your way?

Jimmy Jaggers:  “I have.”

Sam Webb:  Are you going to be going to either of those?

Jimmy Jaggers:  “I don’t know yet.  I don’t have my summer camp schedule really set yet.”

Sam Webb:  Let’s pretend you’re getting ready to sit down and make a decision, what are going to be the most significant factors in that choice?

Jimmy Jaggers:  “So far what I’ve thought about is whether I like the college, whether I like to play football in that area, and the coaching there.  Obviously, the coaching is important, but I understand that it’s easy for them to change jobs and move around.  I somewhat look at that, but then also just the people that I’m going to be around at that school… who I’m going to be socializing with and what they can as far as academics.  I look at that too.  I’m high academic, I have…I would like to be able to continue after football with something that I want to do.  Academics are important obviously, and just whether the overall area, whether I want to play there or not.”

Sam Webb:  Will distance from home be a factor for you?

Jimmy Jaggers:  “Honestly, I’ve thought about it and if you had talked to my parents, they’d say the want me to stay on the West Coast, but I know I can handle (being away from home).  I don’t think it will be a factor there.”

Sam Webb:  You’ve got a long time before you have to make a decision, have you thought about a timeline, are you going to wait until signing day senior year to make a decision?

Jimmy Jaggers:  “No.  My dad and I have talked about it a little bit and I think I would like to have a commitment by the time I start my senior year of football.”

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