Jackson Muschamp, the son of South Carolina head coach Will Muschamp, verbally committed to Colorado State last week on a full scholarship.
However, after taking a visit to his father’s alma mater in Athens this past weekend, Muschamp has flipped from Colorado State to Georgia. He’ll be a preferred walk-on at UGA, but his family can afford it.
Will Muschamp and Kirby Smart both played at Georgia, although Muschamp graduated in 1994 and Smart played from 1995-98. Obviously, Smart is now the head coach at UGA, and he got his start in coaching as a DBs coach at Valdosta State after Muschamp, Valdosta State’s defensive coordinator, suggested head coach Chris Hatcher hire him.
Jackson Muschamp, a three-star recruit out of Columbia’s Hammond School, is ranked the nation’s No. 97 pro-style QB and the state of South Carolina’s No. 71 overall prospect by 247Sports.
He told 247Sports, “Just thinking about it more, that opportunity to go to Georgia, and I have always wanted to go there. They never really stopped recruiting me since I went to camp there last summer. It was just an opportunity I could not really pass up. I am fortunate enough to be in a situation where I could go walk on somewhere like Georgia in the first place. I am super excited about it.”
Jackson Muschamp also had scholarship offers from Middle Tennessee and Boston College. The former BC head coach, Steve Addazio, was fired and took over for Mike Bobo as the new head coach in Ft. Collins.
Bobo, who played with Will Muschamp as UGA’s QB in the early 1990s, spent more than a decade as Georgia’s offensive coordinator under Mark Richt before getting his first head-coaching gig at CSU. After Bobo and CSU parted ways, Will Muschamp hired Bobo as his new offensive coordinator at South Carolina for this make-or-break campaign that looms ahead in 2020.
Jackson Muschamp added in his conversation with 247Sports, “It is pretty cool because my family and his family have a pretty special relationship, it was cool that we sat down and he wanted me there and he is going to be my coach. He is a great coach, awesome person, I am looking forward to being coached by him and his staff.”
If Bobo doesn’t get Will Muschamp’s offense cranking in 2020 at South Carolina, both could be out of a job come December. Who knows? Maybe Will Muschamp (and perhaps Bobo too?) will end up joining Smart’s staff at UGA and coaching his son, who is 6-foot-1, 190 pounds and bound for Athens.