Central Michigan DB/LB Jakkar Jackson leaves program

Central Michigan DB Jakkar Jackson has left the program as a transfer.

In a choice that Central Michigan defensive back Jakkar Jackson said was "the hardest decision" he's ever made, the redshirt sophomore announced his decision to transfer from the program. 

"I (want) to thank (head) coach (John Bonamego) and his staff for giving me this opportunity," Jackson said. "I'm leaving Central Michigan University to pursue my NFL dreams at another school." 

Under Bonamego, Jackson committed to CMU in the 2016 class as a two-star prospect from Farmington High School in Michigan. He was primarily recruited by defensive backs coach Archie Collins, who left CMU for Pittsburgh at the conclusion of the 2017 season. 

Jackson was listed as a linebacker on CMU's official roster but primarily plays free safety and nickel back. He did not record any statistics in the 2016 or 2017 seasons. 

During his recruitment, the 5-foot-10, 190 pounder had offers to play for Central Michigan, Ball State, Kent State and Toledo. 

Jackson was granted his full release to transfer to any program other than a Mid-American Conference school to play football.