After taking a visit to Michigan a few weeks back, Seffner, FL ATH Mywan Jackson was so taken with the Wolverines that he gave serious thought to giving Rich Rodriguez an early pledge. Before he would that, though, he wanted to see if a visit to Auburn could match his time in Ann Arbor. As it turns out, it did.
"Auburn was wonderful," Jackson said. "I was impressed with the way they go through their practices. They remind me of how we practice… with high intensity. I had a chance to speak with the Coach Tuberville and the staff it was nice."
The Auburn experience has convinced Jackson to slow his recruitment down a bit.
"The visit made me pause, and as of right now, there are no leaders at this time," he reported. "I will be taking all five of my official visits. Auburn and Louisville will definitely be a couple of those visits."
"Of course," he said. "Michigan is on that list. I will be taking an official there as well. I had a great time (on his prior visit) and the facilities are beautiful up there. Seeing the Big House was wonderful. I have heard good things about it but you really have to see it for yourself. The way the coaching staff came at me made want to come up and visit. They are up front about playing time and how I will fit in the next four years."
It seems that an internal battle may simmering in Maize & Blue land when it comes to exactly where Jackson will fit in. A friendly rivalry between offensive coordinator Calvin Magee and defensive coordinator Scott Schafer has emerged over how the talented youngster will be utilized.
"Coach Magee is trying to get me on offense," Jackson explained. "He said I would be used as a weapon. Coach Schafer wants me to play the shut down corner position. I like the defense they run. I just want to get on the field, so whatever side of the ball gets me on there the fastest is the side I will play on."
If the Wolverines prove successful in landing the Sunshine State standout, it could help them I their pursuit of one of his teammates, safety Angelo Hadley. The same can be said for Auburn and North Carolina, since they are the other schools that Jackson and Hadley have in common.
"We talk about going to college together and what that would be like," Jackson said. "Angelo was trying to make the trip up to Michigan with me (a few weeks back) but things did not work out. He was asking me questions about Michigan. He asked me about the visit, how cool was the staff was and he wanted to know how the Big House was."
With the news that Jackson is now planning to take visits, he may have a chance to experience a few of them with his teammate in the fall. Once those trips have taken place he will then explore settling on a decision.
"I am going to do something around the middle of the season or after the season," he said. "That is when I will commit."
Jackson indicated that he plans to release the rest of his top five later this week.