On Saturday though, he was at the Big House for Michigan's spring game along with several other Wolverine commitments. Having been around the Wolverine program his whole life, he has seen the ups and downs of recent years, but came away with positive impressions of the 2009 edition.
"It was pretty good. Everybody was playing well," he said, adding, "It was a lot better last year."
The 6'4, 190-lb Jackson keeps in touch with a lot of the Wolverines' top recruits.
"Well, Stephen Hopkins said it was the best visit ever. Everyone liked it. It was a big spring game. Michigan hasn't ever had 50,000 at the spring game. It was a big deal. Marvin Robinson said [Michigan] is his leader, so I'm not worried about that."
There are some instate prospects however, that Jackson does want to work on.
"Yeah, Austin White, we've got to get him. I guess we need two running backs. I like our chances with Dior Mathis. He said he's going to come, we just need to work on William Gholston and Austin, make sure MSU doesn't get them."
During the spring game, Jackson naturally watched the wide receivers closely.
"There were a lot less drops this year. They were catching the ball real well and they seemed more used to it. Greg [Mathews] did really well."
One player who all eyes were on was freshman quarterback Tate Forcier. Forcier was one of seven freshmen who enrolled early and took the field on Saturday, and Jackson has been in contact with them about college life.
"Tate can play. He definitely can throw it. I know he'll make a big impact and Denard too. Big Will said it wasn't that bad of an adjustment. I've been talking to him about that because I'm probably going to enroll early too."
With that becoming a trend at Michigan and in college football, Jackson has been talking to the other Wolverine commitments in his class about doing the same.
"Yeah, they're all going to enroll early," he said, "Devin and Ricardo are."