One of the top standouts at Michigan's satellite camp in Dallas, Mansfield (Texas) Lake Ridge 2017 OLB Bryson Jackson admits he came to U-M’s camp with a purpose – to impress and earn an offer from the Michigan coaching staff.
“The camp experience was great,” Jackson says. “I loved it. I loved the energy of the coaching staff. Especially my position coach (Chris Partridge) and the head coach (Jim Harbaugh), I loved all the energy that they had. That was the camp that I focused on all summer – I loved it. I love Michigan and I loved the environment.”
Despite his strong showing, no offer was made by U-M.
That being said, Jackson says an offer may still be coming his way later this summer.
“It’s a real possibility,” Jackson says. “My recruiter (Greg Mattison) told me that I could possibly get a call back later in July.
And if the Wolverines were to offer, well, it would put them in a prime position in his recruitment, says Jackson.
“It would mean everything, I feel like I can play and would love to play on Michigan’s level,” Jackson says. “Especially to be able to further my career at Michigan, there is a possibility of committing, a real possibility of committing.”
Jackson says his next plan is to get up to Ann Arbor for a visit either later this summer, or if offered, he’ll come up for an official visit during the season.
“I want to check out the school and the city around it and the facilities,” Jackson says.
At the moment, Jackson says his notable offers include: Boise State, Houston, Southern Mississippi and Tulane, and he already taken visits to all four schools.
However, before Jackson makes his final decision, he says he still needs to find out where he stands with Michigan.
“I’m still just waiting for that Michigan (offer),” Jackson says. “In the spring when they first started talking to me I was really excited. So I’ve been waiting for that call. Really, just waiting right and weighing my options, and waiting for that offer to come.”