Lamar Jackson Sets Michigan Official Visit

2016 Elk Grove (Calif.) Franklin defensive back Lamar Jackson sets, details Michigan official visit for The Michigan Insider.

Elk Grove (Calif.) Franklin four-star defensive back Lamar Jackson has been a top priority for many BCS programs around the nation including the University of Michigan.

A three-headed monster of Michigan coaches continues to lead the charge in the Wolverines’ pursuit of Jackson. 

“I have been talking to a lot of the coaches like Coach Jackson, Coach Partridge and Coach Jay Harbaugh,” Jackson told The Michigan Insider. “Probably talk to Coach Partridge the most, but I think they all have great vibes and I feel like they are really interested in me.”

Jackson has his official visit set with Michigan, making the long trip for the Wolverines’ showdown with Michigan State on Oct. 17.

“I’m excited and I heard it is a great place,” Jackson said. “I just want a chance to get out there and see what it is like and all the coaches have said great things about it. I want to see how it is with a game day and how Ann Arbor is.”

Familiar with some of the many things Michigan has to offer on and off the field, the 6-2, 210-pounder hopes to walk away with one specific feeling following the trip.

“I already know they got great tradition and education, so that is a given,” said Jackson. “I am going to see if I can picture myself there and some other stuff like that.”

Elk Grove isn’t exactly a bike ride around the block from Ann Arbor. But with offers and interest from all over the country, Jackson isn’t putting too much thought into being a long way from home for four years.

“It is not really a big factor for me because I’m just looking to see where I can myself and best fit at,” said Jackson.

While Jim Harbaugh has made several headlines this off-season, Jackson is intrigued to learn more about the man than the twitter posts.

“I’m definitely familiar with Jim Harbaugh from the 49ers and everything,” said Jackson. “Everyone says he seems kind of crazy, but I feel like you need a crazy coach to get the best out of you.

“He is someone I would play for and he is not the type of coach to give up on his players, but is going to try and push people to become the best they can be.”

Although Jackson is in no hurry to make a decision, currently planning a signing day announcement, the criteria for the school of his choice are much less of a mystery.

“It depends on when I feel like it is right and the time to commit,” he said. “I’m definitely going to take all five visits though. I’m looking for education, great coaching staff, where I can come in and play and make an impact as a freshman.”

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