Class of 2019 all-purpose back Giles Jackson is all in on Michigan, and he’s not afraid to let rival recruiters know that when they reach out to him. Former Michigan offensive coordinator Tim Drevno found that out the hard way.
Drevno was the offensive coordinator for the Wolverines from 2015 to 2017 and resigned after an especially disappointing offensive season last year. However, Drevno wasn’t out of work for long. He was hired by Clay Helton to be USC’s running backs coach in the offseason. Since then, Drevno has been hitting the recruiting trail for the Trojans, and Jackson is one of the targets he’s been trying to get to flip to USC. Jackson, a native of Oakley, Calif., isn’t having it though. On Sunday, Jackson posted a text exchange that he had with Drevno. It appears that Drevno was attempting to sell Jackson on USC’s offense, and Jackson had a reply that every Michigan fan will appreciate.
Giles Jackson trolling Tim Drevno, funny as hell! pic.twitter.com/iNS9MEYNZC
— Paul Bedigian (@GoBlue91361) November 19, 2018
Jackson committed to Michigan back in September, and since then he’s been somewhat of a recruiter himself as he tweets at other Michigan targets in order to convince them to come to Ann Arbor too. Jackson came up to Michigan for a weekend visit in October, and he raved about the experience that he had with the coaching staff and his fellow recruits.
“It went great,” Jackson told The Michigan Insider. “I had more fun than my official honestly. Friday I watched practice and just hung out with the staff mostly, then Saturday I had breakfast and went to college game day and then hung out with other commits and recruits and watched them warm up for the game. The visit was amazing.”
Jackson is a four-star recruit and the No. 45 player in California, according to the 247Sports Composite rankings.
Jakson’s commitment to Michigan looks to be rock solid, so it was always going to be tough for Drevno to flip him. Without Drevno this season, Michigan has seen a jump in scoring of more than 11 points per game. To be fair to Drevno, he didn’t have a quarterback like Shea Patterson to work with in his time with the program. This is the most balanced the Michigan offensive attack has been since Jim Harbaugh was hired in 2015, and that has propelled the Wolverines to a 10-1 mark with only the Ohio State Buckeyes standing between them and a Big Ten Championship Game berth.
Michigan and Ohio State will meet for the 115th time in the history of the two programs on Saturday, and the stakes couldn’t be higher with both teams still having a shot at the College Football Playoff. This historic rivalry game kicks off at 12:00 p.m. EST on FOX this Saturday.