Last weekend, he took his official visit to Ann Arbor. With his father a coach at Michigan and having grown up in town, an official visit may seem redundant, but that was not the case.
"It was a good visit," he said. "It was good to catch up with teammates and get to learn people."
Jackson will room with fellow early enrollee and wide receiver Ricardo Miller, who also was on campus this past weekend. They, along with the numerous other commits who were visiting had a chance to meet with some of the uncommitted targets.
Jackson had 40 catches, for just over 500 yards and two touchdowns as a senior. He is eager for this week of practice in Hawaii, followed by Saturday's game, to silence some of his critics.
"There are only so many All-Star games, so it's good when you can get invited to one. I want to show that I've improved a lot this year; I feel I have and want to show everyone that I got better in all aspects."
Huron did not make the playoffs, so Jackson has not played a meaningful game in awhile, but that has not stopped him from staying football ready.
"I've just been lifting and running. I've been getting some catching workouts in with Ricardo every now and then, but I just keep in shape and get ready to go in January."
The Hawaii/Polynesia-Mainland Bowl can be seen this Saturday at 1am (EST) on select Fox Sports Net stations.