Photo via Myles Jackson on Instagram

UCLA transfer linebacker Myles Jackson commits to Indiana

Indiana landed a commitment on Saturday from former UCLA linebacker/edge rusher Myles Jackson.

He announced the news on his Instagram page.

Jackson, a redshirt freshman from Jonesboro, Ga., appeared in seven games this season for the Bruins and made six tackles, with one sack and one fumble recovery.

Jackson was a three-star recruit in the class of 2020 coming out of Mill Creek H.S. (Ga.) according to the 247Sports Composite.  He was the No. 21 weakside defensive end by 247Sports, the No. 33 strongside defensive end by Rivals, and the No. 34 inside linebacker by ESPN.

The 6-foot-2, 248-pound Jackson suffered a season-ending knee injury one game into his true freshman year in 2020.  He registered one tackle for loss in that November contest against Colorado.  He still has four years of NCAA eligibility remaining.

East Carolina, Jackson State and Georgia State were Jackson’s other finalists.

Jackson will likely play the hybrid linebacker / defensive end position for IU.  He is the tenth transfer IU has added since the end of the 2021 season.

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