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Michigan recruiting: APB Giles Jackson puts Wolverines in top 4

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Michigan makes cut for 2019 APB Giles Jackson

Coming off a recent official visit to Michigan on June 22, Oakley (Calif.) Freedom 2019 3-star all-purpose back Giles Jackson put the Wolverines in his top 4.

USC, Oregon and Oregon State were also included in the list.

“I really like the coaches at Oregon State,” he said to Land of 10. “They really are recruiting me hard and want me to be a Beaver. It’s a nice campus and a nice area for me to become a good, young man.

“Oregon is fantastic. The school is extremely nice, and I love their fast-paced offense, and their coaches are building something special up there.”

The 5-foot-10, 185-pound running back will officially visit Oregon and Oregon State in the last week of July.

Jackson is ranked No. 727 in the 2019 class, No. 8 at his position and No. 74 in California, according to the 247Sports composite. He is headed to The Opening Finals, which starts in Dallas on June 30.

Joining Jackson at The Opening Finals will be Michigan quarterback commit Cade McNamara, who is expected to recruit the all-purpose back to play for the Wolverines.

Last season at Freedom, Jackson carried 221 times for 1,586 yards and 22 touchdowns. He added 21 receptions for 324 yards and 5 touchdowns. Jackson returned 13 kickoffs for 378 yards.

No. 1 2020 prospect Bryan Bresee talks Michigan, other top schools

Michigan has made the first cut for the No. 1 overall player in the 2020 class, Damascus (Md.) 5-star strongside defensive end Bryan Bresee.

Along with the Wolverines, Bresee included Maryland, Alabama, Ohio State, Oklahoma, Penn State, Virginia Tech, LSU, Florida, Georgia, USC, Wisconsin, Clemson, Texas A&M and Notre Dame.

The primary recruiter for Bresee from Michigan so far has been passing game coordinator Pep Hamilton. Bresee visited Ann Arbor Jan. 19-21, 2018.

“Michigan is just a great school with great football,” Bresee said.

The 6-foot-5, 290-pound defensive end has offers to play for Florida State, Georgia, Michigan, Ohio State, Penn State, Alabama, Auburn, Boston College, Clemson, Duke, Florida, Kentucky, Louisville, Maryland, Michigan State, Nebraska, North Carolina, Notre Dame, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pittsburgh, Purdue, Rutgers, South Carolina, Syracuse, Tennessee, Texas A&M, USC, Virginia, Virginia Tech, West Virginia and Wisconsin.

“I’ve talked to probably Georgia and Penn State the most,” Bresee told 247Sports’ Steve Wiltfong. “I talked to Ohio State a good bit. Maryland. I’ve talked to them all but probably those four the most right there.

“I like different things at each of those (four) schools. My connection with them and it’s great football, that’s a big part and a big thing there.”

He will take visits to Florida on July 27 and Oklahoma on July 28. Bresee is planning to attend the Penn State home game against Ohio State and a few more games this fall, one of which may include Michigan.

Bresee will attend The Opening Finals as a member of Team Dynamite.

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