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After Florida's Ricardo Miller jumped on board, it didn't take long for Michigan's 2010 recruiting to get rolling. Fellow WR Jeremy Jackson, the son of Michigan running backs coach Fred Jackson, has also committed to sign with the Wolverines in February 2010. Jackson is a 6-3, 180-lb wideout from Ann Arbor Huron High School.
Jackson has obviously been aware of the Wolverines for a long time. His father has been an assistant at Michigan since Jeremy was born, and Jeremy has been attending Michigan games as long as he can remember. Jeremy has attended more practices, spring games, and games than probably any other commitment in the history of recruiting, certainly at Michigan. Jeremy said early in the recruiting process that, despite his interest in and familiarity with Michigan, he would like to take several other trips, including to Florida and Texas. Despite his interest elsewhere, it was clear that he would always have a place at Michigan. At Michigan's 2008 summer camp, he bonded with Ricardo Miller and Marvin Robinson, both of whom were also interested in Michigan. Following Miller's commitment, Jackson decided he wanted to spend his college days with his friend in Ann Arbor, and pulled the trigger for Michigan.
Jackson is a tall, leaping, deep-threat type receiver, though he lacks elite speed. He has good hands, prompting some to call him "a taller Jason Avant." Considering Jason Avant made the NFL despite slightly sub-optimal size for a possession receiver, it is easy to see why the coaches are excited about Jackson (also, one of them is his dad. Pretty easy for Fred to be excited). Being a gritty coach of a son (can we even say that about a guy who's not white?) also means he is probably pretty polished without tons of college coaching, and the fact that Fred has coached WRs in the past (at Purdue, South Carolina, and Navy) means that his coaching probably helped Jeremy a lot.