Oakley (Calif.) Freedom 2019 four-star all-purpose back Giles Jackson has committed to Michigan.
Jackson had a final group of Michigan, Cal, Oregon State, Oregon and USC prior to picking coach Jim Harbaugh’s group.
On the Michigan recruiting front, Jackson is impressed with the school as a whole. He took an official visit to see the Wolverines on June 22.
“Michigan is a great place with great coaches,” Jackson said to WolverinesWire on Aug. 23. “They talk to me a lot and really want me to be in their program.”
Jackson is closest with Michigan wide receivers coach Jim McElwain, as the two talk often.
“He tells me how they want to use me in their offense and that they want me to see a game,” the all-purpose back said.
In 2017, he rushed for 1,586 yards and 22 touchdowns and caught 21 passes for 324 yards and five scores. Jackson is a two-way threat for the Falcons but is primarily being recruited to play on offense in college.
“Michigan wants to use me as a slot type of guy and in the return game,” Jackson said. “They just want to get me the ball in space.”
Jackson is ranked No. 362 in the nation, No. 5 at all-purpose back and No. 45 in California, according to 247Sports Composite.
He is the 22nd member of the 2019 recruiting class.