Tyree Jackson was in town this past weekend, along with other football recruits, as part of UB’s official recruiting weekend.
Jackson, dual-threat QB form Mona Shores High School (MI) has been verbally committed to the University at Buffalo Bulls 2015 recruiting class since August 2 of 2014. Jackson, who received offers from Ferris State, a Div. II school in Big Rapids, MI, and Tennessee State, a member of the Ohio Valley Conference, and drew interest from other MAC schools before committing to UB.
Jackson said a contributing factor to his decision to come to Buffalo is that they plan to make him their only scholarship offer in the recruiting class.
Even though he made his commitment while Jeff Quinn was the head ball coach, Jackson said that plans didn’t change when Quinn was dismissed, and Lance Leipold took the helm.
UB’s current starter, Joe Licata, will be a senior when Jackson comes on board, and Jackson will have five other quarterbacks to compete against at camp. But Mona Shores Sailors coach Matt Koziak is not worried about how he’ll stack up.
“I think he’ll do great. I think he’s that type of quarterback that will do well in [the Bulls’] offense. He’s going to fit into their shot gun and spread system well.” Koziak told MLive.
Although that style might change, I think he’ll do fine regardless.
Jackson, 6-4, 210 lbs. from Muskegon, MI, is a very impressive recruit. Watching film from his junior year, I got one takeaway: He throws a pretty ball. He’s a terrific gun slinging QB with a strong arm. As a bonus, he added some size over the offseason between his junior and senior year, gaining 20 pounds to his previous 190 lbs. He can thread the needle wherever the ball needs to be, and with a strong O-Line and good hands on the receiving corps, he should do very well at Buffalo.
As a football fan and connoisseur, one of my favorite offenses is the read option. QBs like Georgia Tech’s Justin Thomas and Boston College’s Tyler Murphy are some of the most fun QBs for me to watch. And Tyree Jackson is an amazing runner of the read-option. He’s got burners, this kid.
All-in-all, Jackson is a great QB who will run the Bulls’ offense whenever it may be that he gets the starting nod.
Let’s break it down:
Tyree Jackson Breakdown
|Weight: 210 lbs.||Position: Dual Threat QB|
|247Sports Nat’l Rating: 1719||247Sports Pos. Rating: 46||
247Sports State Rating: 26
Justin McMullen ~ @justinmcmullen