Jamison Keeping Options Open

Thornton Township (Harvey, Ill.) High School DE <b>Tim Jamison</b> was an unofficial visitor for the Michigan-Ohio State game on Nov. 22. At the time he hadn't received an offer from the Wolverine staff. GoBlueWolverine Magazine talked with Jamison Tuesday about his recruiting.

Even though he is a big kid and a fearsome player on the field, Thornton Township (Harvey, Ill.) defensive end/tight end Tim Jamison (6-3, 230 lbs., 4.8 in the 40, 2.5 GPA, ACT in Dec.) is a soft-spoken person on the phone. As one of the most highly sought after recruits in the country he's been getting a lot of attention but has been rather quiet about his plans. On Tuesday he gave GoBlueWolverine Magazine an update. "I talked to Coach Moeller and Coach Sheridan about a month ago and they said I had an offer," Jamison said. "I haven't talked to Coach Carr yet about it yet."

Jamison took his first official visit to Wisconsin on Dec. 12 and was scheduled to visit Iowa this past weekend but had to cancel. "I just couldn't make it," he said. "I may reschedule, I have an open date on Jan. 23 so I may go then."

He had originally planned to visit U-M on the big Dec. 5 recruiting weekend but had to reschedule that as well to take the ACT. He is now slated to visit Ann Arbor on Jan. 9. Jamison said the Michigan coaches did not make an in-home visit recently (Note: those generally take place around the official visit date).

A local coach said this recently about Jamison, "He (Jamison) is the hardest working player I've ever seen. He makes plays you don't think he can get to. He is as close to a guy who SHOULDN'T BE ALLOWED TO PLAY high school football as there is." The coach added that in his opinion Jamison is a better defender now than former Thornton Wildcat and current Oakland Raiders linebacker Napoleon Harris was when he was in high school.

Grades have been the concern for Jamison though he reports a 2.5 grade-point-average. He recently took the ACT but hasn't received the results. One thing he mentioned that attracted him to the Michigan program was the academic support available.

Jamison said that he wasn't sure which school will get his last official visit and didn't name a leader. "I'm still keeping all of my options open. I'll make my decision after I take all of my visits."

Jamison will be participating in the U.S. Army All-American Bowl game to be played on Jan. 3 in San Antonio, Texas. GBW will be there to bring you all the latest on Jamison and many other Michigan targets.

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