Michigan added its first class of 2020 commitment today as Maumee, OH guard Zeb Jackson pledged to John Beilein and the Wolverines.
Jackson is a 6-foot-3 point guard who plays high school basketball at Maumee Valley Country Day and grassroots basketball for C2K Elite in the Under Armour Association.
“Coach Beilein’s been real with me,” Jackson said after Michigan extended him a scholarship offer last month. “He doesn’t try to oversell Michigan, he’s just real with you and that’s — to me, I like that.
“That’s really good. He’s just real with me, shows me how it’s gonna be when I’m there. He’s just telling me, he feels like Michigan would be a great fit for me.”
He received Michigan’s first offer in the 2020 class on September 20th and cut his list to seven in the following days. He took weekend-long unofficial visits to Ohio State and Michigan immediately following his Michigan offer. He also took an official visit to Marquette and was scheduled to take additional official visits to Butler, Arizona State and Michigan State.
It turns out those trips aren’t necessary and Jackson is ready to be a Wolverine.
Rankings & Offers
Jackson cut his list to seven schools in September: Michigan, Michigan State, Butler, Ohio State, Marquette, Purdue and Arizona State. He also held offers from Iowa, Virginia, Vanderbilt, Iowa State, Xavier, Providence, Cincinnati and Dayton.
Jackson is ranked 66th nationally according to the 247 Sports Composite.
- Rivals: 72nd, 4-star
- 247 Sports: 58th, 4-star
- Composite: 66th, 4-star
Jackson averaged 13.5 points, 4 rebounds and 3 assists per game in the Under Armour Association this summer.
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