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Get to Know Your Orange Man: #86, WR Trishton Jackson

We’ll have to wait a year on the exciting transfer addition.

NCAA Football: Michigan State at Northwestern Patrick Gorski-USA TODAY Sports

Name: Trishton Jackson

Position: Wide receiver

Year: Junior

Height: 6’1”

Weight: 183

Hometown: West Bloomfield, Mich.

High School: West Bloomfield

2017 Stats: Started four games for the Michigan State Spartans, catching 12 passes for 143 yards (with his longest reception being a 22-yarder). He also missed three games mid-season.

2018 projections: Jackson won’t be able to suit up for the Syracuse Orange this year due to the NCAA’s transfer rules. Still, good to have an experienced wideout around to help along the young receivers on this roster.

How’d he get here? Jackson was looking for more playing time in an exciting offense, and Syracuse seemed to fit the bill a bit more than MSU. He’d elected to transfer in late 2017, then made the commitment to the Orange in January.

What’d recruiting sites say?: According to 247Sports, he was a four-star and one of the top 300 players in the country for 2016. Rivals also said four stars, while ESPN said three stars (“boooooo”).

Money quote: Last offseason, Jackson responded positively to a challenge put out there by MSU coach Mark Dantonio:

“It’s finding the killer instinct, being more physical, playing bigger than I am now. That’s what he’s talking about. Being a leader in the room, being aggressive with the guys, knowing the guys are gonna listen to me. Just being THAT guy in the room.

“I think I have (made progress), just playing bigger and physical. Actually, the biggest progress I think I’ve made so far is being a leader in the room. (Dantonio) wanted a more authoritative person, and I think I can step up into that role.”

Twitterfeed: @toogie_2

Tweets of wonder: Agreed, that is interesting/weird to say.

What movie would Dino Babers recommend for him? Pick any Samuel L. Jackson film. I don’t necessarily see Dino as much of a Marvel/Avengers guy, so perhaps not those, specifically. But “Pulp Fiction” or “Jackie Brown?” Potentially more suitable options.

Interesting Nugget O’Interest: Jackson is not the first FBS-level wide receiver in his family. His cousin, former Michigan pass-catcher Braylon Edwards, was an All-American with the Wolverines and spent nine seasons in the NFL. Trishton’s brother Obbie Jackson also plays cornerback for Syracuse’s week one opponent, Western Michigan.

Let’s get a good look at ya: Would be a lot of fun to see some of this big play ability come along with him to Syracuse.