Jeremy Jackson committed last night! To big wideouts for the 2010 class, any coments?
Welcome Jeremy Jackson
River Rats!!! Wooo!!!
big time (scholarship not walk on) player to play for Michigan from one of the local schools. I think it was Tabb from Huron or was he from Pioneer??
Anyway, always wanted to know how our local schools stacked up with rest of the state..but somehow never bothered, my close firend was a pitching coach for the Rats....have been to a few of their games.. like a couple of years ago!
Tabb went to Huron, as did Tom Harmon, Gerald Ford, the Apollo 15 crew and Michael Phelps. Pioneer has the guy who shot President Garfield and a parking lot.
Gereld Ford did not go to Huron, he went to Catholic Central in Grand Rapids. Now that I've typed this, I think you're joking. Now I might look like an idiot. Ah, fuck it.
I went to Huron a few years ago when Tabb was still there. From what i've been told from people still in town is that Jackson is much better than Tabb was. tabb was a freak athlete but lacked any type of toughness.
I saw him play his first game of the year against Chelsea and went back to see some of the subscriber sites videos of him. Not the fastest kid in the world in terms of accelerations, quickness, and shiftiness but does have good straight line speed. However he seemed to run extremely polished routes for a hs junior, seemd to be very smooth in getting open, very athletic in the air, and had GREAT hands (he made a couple of sick catches that I saw). He is a legit deep threat due to straight line speed and jump ball ability. He also towered over the DB's (he really did seem to be 6'3 - 6'4) and made several bad ass catches on jump balls a la Braylon. According to Scout he ran an electronic 4.58 s 40 yd dash which for a change actually seems real for a hs kid and was in line with what I saw on the field. He's still skinny and can handle some more muscle but he nevertheless dominates on jump balls. I didn't focus on him blocking during the game and didn't see that in the film so I have no idea how good a blocker he is (Miller is devastating in this area though).
His hype comes from his: (1) height and athleticism, (2) great hands (seriously good, like Jason Avant good) which is something that is hard to teach, (3) smart and polished, and VERY good fundamentals (I guess bieng a coach's son gives him a leg up here) I think Adrian Arrington is a good comparison although Jeremy does seem to have a little more upside IMO. He seems very polished for a HS reciever and just needs to get stronger. His yards after the catch skills aren't the best (in contrast to Ricardo who in film was obscenely good at yac despite being such a big guy). He runs great routes, gets open, makes great catches, and is usally promptly tackled. The problem for the defense is when he makes these catches 40-50 yds downfield.
Wondering if at the next Huron game he'll be sporting an adidas visor on his helmet (currently the photos show him with a nike one). I may laugh if he did though!
This is awesome. RichRod is going to put together a monster class in 2010. Now I think we may be set at WideOut for a little while but I'm not sure how many we will be losing this year. If he pulls in Robinson for 2010 and Jelani for 2009, he truly is going to have this program back on top of the world in a shorter amount of time then i think people believed.
God I pray that Big Will sees this and thinks a little into it!
It seems like he'd be the lowest-ranked of the big three that are committing to us in 2010. My question is, why? From the offer list, I can't imagine how a kid from Michigan holding offers from freaking Texas and Florida could possibly be ranked lower than the top 40 or 50. Texas and Florida. C'mon now.
Flatout wasn't exaggerating when he referred to "a couple sick catches" against Chelsea. I was there, too, and I don't hesitate to say they were Braylon-like catches. If he did commit -- is there a link for this news? -- I'm thrilled.
Actually, I believe Tabb went to Community High, but played for Huron because Community doesn't have a team.