After taking his official visit to the University of Michigan on June 22, 3-star athlete Giles Jackson has the Wolverines in his top four remaining schools on his list. Jim Harbaugh is joined in the race for the rising talent by Oregon State, Oregon, and Southern California.
Jackson referenced Michigan as an exemplary long term choice for school and football, and is said to be attracted to Harbaugh’s program. But as a resident of Northern California, the west coast influence will be heavy on his decision, with PAC-12 schools dominating his list.
Thus far, he has taken just two official visits, as Jackson checked out Cal in March.
A “Nike: The Opening” finalist, Jackson is an up and coming 2019 recruit, and will look to make a bigger name for himself during his senior year. He is currently the No. 730 ranked player in the country.
In the slightly distant 2020 recruiting year, Harbaugh and Michigan have emerged as candidates for Bryan Bresee, a 6-foot-5, 290-pound defensive end who has football offers from nearly every reputable college football program. The likes of Notre Dame, Alabama, Georgia and Ohio State are among those also included in his top 15.
If he eventually does choose Michigan, the Wolverines’ program will have successfully recruited two of the nation’s top players in the past four years, with junior Rashan Gary being the first in 2016.
Bresee will likewise be an Opening finalist to showcase his talent, as if he hasn’t done so already. He talked about Michigan as a “great school with great football” during his interview with 247 Sports, and admitted that he had talked to Georgia and Penn State the most out of all of his options.
A solid 2019 class is quickly being built for Michigan, and it does not look like Harbaugh plans on slowing down.