Buffalo continues to focus heavily on recruiting in Jeff Quinn's old stomping grounds. Today UB secured their third recruit out of Michigan, and their sixth of the summer.
The Bulls' latest commitment is Tyree Jackson, out of Muskegon, Michigan. The Dual-Treat Quarterback is the first signal caller to in this years recruiting class for Buffalo. Given UB's depth and relative youth it's somewhat likely he may be the only Quarterback in this class, though if Quinn holds true to form there might be one more coming on boards at some point.
|Home Town:||Muskegon, MI.
|Intended Major:||ED / Bus / PT
UB Head Coach Jeff Quinn is a fan of passing Quarterbacks who can also do damage with their legs and although most publications call Jackson a "Dual Threat" Quarterback he confessed to Bull Run that he considers himself "a pass first Quarterback".
On an unofficial visit to Buffalo this weekend Jackson had a chance to connect with some of his fellow recruits. He called Duke Hwang, Matt Seybert, and Brandon Smiley parts of a positive experience which convinced him his college years should be spent at Buffalo.
Bringing Jackson to Buffalo over an offer from Western Michigan and interest from several other MAC schools fell mostly on UB Coach Keegan Jones. Jones has been mentioned by otehr UB recruits from Michigan so it's not a huge surprise that his name came up while Tyree was talking to Bull Run about his process.
Tyree was also eager to praise UB's other coaches. Every interaction he had with a UB Coach left him feeling better and better about the school.
Jackson is thrilled about the Academics at UB but has yet to decide on a specific Major:
Education, business, or physical therapy! I'm looking to steadily narrow it down. -- Tyree Jackson to Bull Run
Other schools were in the mix for Matt. Syracuse, Iowa, Michigan State, Missouri, Western Michigan, Eastern Michigan, and CMU had varying levels of interest but many of those schools were considering Seybert as a linebacker. Buffalo is interested in his talents as a Tight end and he is looking at taking up a business major when he arrives on campus.
As to what kind of a young man UB is getting, Ill let his interview with WHCB-AM tell the story.
Tyree Jackson talks about his commitment | WCHB-AM: NewsTalk 1200
"I feel great decision about my decision to commit to Buffalo and I am firmly committed to them." Jackson replied. "Coming into Buffalo, people can count on me to be a great teammate, a hard-working person, and a film junkie, who is always looking for ways to get better!"
For a full list of the UB Bulls Recruiting Class Check out the Bull Run Recruiting Database.