Michigan football WR Giles Jackson set to transfer

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Rainer Sabin, Detroit Free Press
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As spring practice continues, Michigan football will have to prepare for another loss.

Receiver Giles Jackson entered the NCAA transfer portal Monday, becoming the seventh scholarship player on the Wolverines' roster to do so since mid-January.

Jackson was Michigan's most dynamic special teams contributor since he joined the program in 2019. He scored on a kickoff each of the last two seasons while averaging 26.4 yards per return in his 16-game career.

He also produced 24 catches for 309 yards and a touchdown since arriving at Michigan as a four-star recruit playing in Oakley, California.

Jackson's departure could further sting an offense that has already weathered the losses of 2020 starting quarterback Joe Milton, one of its most promising running backs Zach Charbonnet and emerging offensive lineman Zach Carpenter. Charbonnet and Carpenter have already landed at other programs while Milton is looking to enroll at another school.

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