The Washington Huskies of the Pacific-12 Conference, aka the Pac-12 and formerly the Pac-10 have jumped out to a 2-0 start on the season, with victories over Kent State and Portland State recorded thus far.
The Huskies will take on the Michigan State Spartans at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday night at Husky Stadium in Seattle, during which a former Michigan Wolverine and playmaking receiver will get one last crack at beating the Spartans.
Giles Jackson, a 5-foot-9, 177-pound receiver and Antioch, California native, entered the transfer portal in March 2021 after two impactful seasons as a returner and receiver for the Wolverines.
Last season with Washington, he caught just eight passes for 87 yards, and has already matched his 2021 output just two games into the 2022 season with eight catches for 123 yards so far.
Jackson put together quite an impressive highlight reel for Michigan under Head Coach Jim Harbaugh, as seen in the video below.
He was a threat to take it the distance on short passes, kick and punt returns, and even reverses, the latter of which he scored on against Ohio State in 2019.
Jackson showed a ton of promise in Ann Arbor.
His outspoken nature was surprising to many onlookers, but he certainly had the talent to back it up, with a strong frame and the speed and vision of a running back at wide receiver.
Jackson’s ongoing success so far in 2022 is yet another testament to the Jim Harbaugh regime’s ability to identify talent.
While Jackson didn’t quite workout in Ann Arbor as the superstar all-purpose threat Harbaugh and his staff envisioned him to become in the long-term, he’s still making a difference for a major conference team, and he’s still got a lot to prove heading into Saturday night’s clash with MSU.
Jackson had seven catches for 58 yards for the Wolverines the last time they played MSU.
The California native and current Husky says he’s looking forward to reversing that result.
“Yeah, I’m looking forward to it,” he said of the Spartans to Inside the Huskies on SportsIllustrated.com.
“Last time I played them, I lost.”