Potential Michigan football recruit Alaric Jackson, offensive tackle from Renaissance (Detroit, MI), has committed to the Iowa Hawkeyes
Alaric Jackson (6’7″, 285), is the #57 ranked offensive tackle (#630 overall) according to 247’s composite scoring system. He is a serious basketball player who didn’t start playing football until his junior year of high school. Because of his lack of experience, he seems destined for a redshirt freshman year.
His commitment to Iowa had a bit of a wrinkle in it as he was set to announce on Monday before he got an eleventh hour offer from Michigan. Once offered, he delayed his announcement to talk over his options with his family. His finalist on Monday were Iowa, Iowa State, and Nebraska. He was considered an Iowa lean on Monday.
Michigan repeatly has made it known, despite a need of depth along the offensive line, they wouldn’t reach for a player. After Devery Henderson flipped to Stanford over the weekend, it opened up the scholarship that Harbaugh used to offer Jackson. This offer was not a desperate attempt to fill a position with a body, scholarships are at a premium right now. Jackson was originally offered because they like his upside. He’s got the frame and the athletic ability.
This looks to a case of the Michigan football program running out of room in this class.
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