In the end, it was a positive moment for the Fort Valley (Ga.) Peach County standout, noting that he appreciates Michigan’s honesty so far in his recruitment.
“Directly from the coaching they’ll tell you they really like you and that they’re going to offer you,” Jackson said after U-M’s camp held at Mercer University in Macon, Ga. “I think it’s real good how they come down and teach everybody else and stuff.”
Adding: “They really couldn’t talk to face-to-face with me because I wasn’t camping. But if I was able to camp it would be a good experience to be able to be coached by some of the coaches I have offers from.”
Jackson holds offers from Michigan, Alabama and Florida among others, and is in the “process” right now of scheduling a visit up to U-M.
“Right now I am in the process of setting up a date, my schedule for the summer is jammed pack, especially June,” Jackson said.”
At the moment, Jackson says he doesn’t have any favorites and is still going through the heart of his recruiting process.
“To myself I have (some favorites), but not to everybody else. I have some schools I am now looking at,” Jackson said.
Michigan, however, still sits in good position at this stage of his recruitment, Jackson adds.
“Just like the love that they show me, we have a very strong communication,” Jackson said, noting he has a strong relationship with his area recruiter, Chris Partridge. “We communicate probably like twice every week. So (interest in Michigan is) because of the communication that we have.”
Jackson is well aware of Michigan’s star studded wide receiver haul in its 2017 class, but says if he were to go to U-M, he could bring a different style to the receiver group.
“They may have taken four receivers, but I am like a different type of receiver,” Jackson said. “I think I am tougher and faster. I am not as tall as everybody else is, so the you can use me at different positions, especially at the slot.”
Besides Michigan, Jackson says he plans to visit up to 18 other programs in this summer. He also made it clear distance from home won’t factor in his decision, but did note the “cold in Michigan” could hinder his favor of the Wolverines.
Jackson says he plans on taking all five of his official visits and will commit sometime during or after his senior season.