Ex-Michigan WR Giles Jackson announces transfer destination, will face Wolverines in 2021
Former Michigan receiver Giles Jackson is heading the University of Washington.
Jackson announced that news on his Twitter account Sunday afternoon:
— G5 (@gilesjackson05) April 11, 2021
That sets up a very interesting storyline for Michigan’s nonconference schedule. The Wolverines are set to host the Huskies in Ann Arbor on March 11, 2021. This will mark the first meeting between these programs since 2002.
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Jackson opted to transfer after his sophomore season with Michigan. He’s expected to be eligible immediately for Washington.
During his two years in Ann Arbor, he was mostly used on special teams but did have a reserve role in the offense.
Last season, Jackson caught 15 passes for 167 yards. He also rushed the ball two times. However, he was much more impactful as a kick returner for the Wolverines. He returned 37 kicks for 976 yards ands two touchdowns while he was with Michigan.
Jackson is a former 4-star recruit from Oakley, California. According to 247Sports Composite rankings, Jackson was the No. 303 overall player in the country for the class of 2019.
He told the Seattle Times on Sunday that being closer to family was a big motivation for the move.
“I just wanted to be closer to family overall,” Jackson said. “I wanted them to be able to come to the games, and they weren’t able to do that at Michigan.”