To some it may have seemed like a foregone conclusion that Ann Arbor Huron receiver Jeremy Jackson would play spend his college career playing for the team on which his father coaches. That, though, was never a certainty in his mind. Trips to Texas and Florida over the summer in conjunction with offers from Florida, Iowa, Stanford, and Wisconsin (among others) proved that he was serious about exploring other viable options. That said, recently it became clear that everything he wanted in a program was available right here in his home town.
"Me and my dad talked about it (Tuesday) night," Jackson reported. "We just really decided that (Michigan) would be what's best for me. That's what helped me make the decision. I called Coach Magee (late Wednesday night) and told him."
One of the factors that had prevented Jackson from making his decision even sooner was his uncertainty about whether the new offense would put the ball in the air. After learning more about the system and seeing it in action on the field, he is now a believer.
"I know they're going to throw, especially since they've got these good quarterbacks coming," said Jackson. "I'm just really excited about the offense because I know once you get the quarterback for it they're going to be throwing it. So I just wanted to jump on it."
Jackson is the second wideout from the class of 2010 to join the fold this week. It just so happens that the first, Orlando, Fl pass-catcher Ricardo Miller, had been leaning on Jackson to jump into the fold. Now they're both working on other talented prospects.
"We talked about it," Jackson said recalling previous discussions with Miller about playing together. "Ricardo kept telling me to commit and I told him not to worry about it. Now we're talking with Marvin Robinson."
With the glow from his decision still shining brightly, Jackson is itching to get back on the football field and prepare for Friday's homecoming match-up against Pinckney.
"Our record isn't the best," Jackson said regarding the River Rats 2-3 start, "but this just made it better. I've got 27 catches for 450 yards and three touchdowns. I just do whatever I can to help my team."