Myles Jackson announced his intentions on social media to leave UCLA’s football program and enter the transfer portal to explore his options for 2022.
Jackson is a newcomer to the red jersey and wants four years of eligibility left. He was listed as an outside linebacker behind Mitchell Agude on the depth chart for the second season in a row.
The announcement comes a day after the Bruins beat Cal 42-14 at the Rose Bowl to the regular season finale.
Jackson sustained a knee injury as a true freshman during the 2020 season opener against Colorado. The injury required surgery, and Jackson missed the last six games of the shortened COVID-19 season.
In May, UCLA coach Chip Kelly praised Jackson for overcoming the injury that worked its way back to the rotation for the 2021 season.
“What has jumped out at me at Myles has been his attitude and mindset,” Kelly said before this season. “He has a maturity over him. The stage was not too big for him. ”
Jackson recorded six total tackles, one sack and one fumble recovery through the seven games he played this season.
Kelly mentioned, during the media availability on Wednesday, the possibility of a lot of movements across the country on Sunday involving the transfer portal.
“I think it’s going to blow up on Sunday,” Kelly said. “Every FBS school will finish playing on Sunday, with the only teams playing being those in the (conference) championships.”
Jackson is the first Bruin to announce his intentions, but it is unlikely he will be the last.
“I understand that,” Kelly said. “(It’s) an individual decision children will make, and for us our whole mindset has always been ‘if it’s your decision, how can we help you?'”
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