Macomb (Mich.) Dakota 2017 PG Jermaine Jackson Jr. discusses the latest with Michigan, potential visit and more.

Macomb (Mich.) Dakota 2017 PG Jermaine Jackson Jr. discusses the latest with Michigan, potential visit and more.

Rising 2017 point guard Jermaine Jackson Jr. has been on Michigan's radar for some time now.

In fact, Michigan coach John Beilein has been a frequent visitor to his high schools games, and checks in on Jackson from time to time with coaching advice.

“Coach Beilien has been recruiting me, he comes to a lot my games and stuff like that,” Jackson said.

Adding: “I love Michigan. I feel like it is a good fit for me. And I’m looking for the best situation for me.”

While Jackson has high interest in the Wolverines, there been no talks of an offer yet, he says.

“We really haven’t talked about it too much,” Jackson said of an offer. “Coach Beilein has been coming to my games, critiquing me, things like that. He has shown me what I do well and what I can do batter at. He’s just coming to my games and still recruiting me.”

At 5-foot-9, 165-pounds, Jackson has seen the job Beilein has done in developing point guards with the likes of Trey Burke, Darius Morris and Derrick Walton Jr. Which he admits, is an added bonus when looking at the Wolverines.

“My boy Derrick Walton goes there and fits perfectly in their system,” Jackson said. “I think I can do the same thing going to Michigan. A lot of ball movement, a lot of open shots that can create for other people.”

And if the Wolverines were to extend an offer down the road, Jackson admits it would mean something in his recruitment.

“It would mean a lot,” he said. “I’ll take it (the offer) in full consideration. Michigan will probably be a top target.”

At the moment, Jackson says his notable offers include: SMU, Northwestern, Eastern Michigan, Auburn, DePaul and Georgia Tech.

“I don’t have a decision timeline, I just want to rack up offers this summer,” he admits. “Everyone is saying I will be going to University of Detroit because my dad’s (history) there, obviously it’s a good school, but I just want to get the best fit for me.”

Upcoming, Jackson say she plans on visiting Michigan, DePaul and Georgia Tech this summer.


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