Jaggers blowing up as 2017 TE prospect

One of the top 2017 tight ends in the West, Jimmy Jaggers, has an Arizona State scholarship offer and has already visited the program.

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. -- Arizona State is one of the most recent programs to extend a scholarship to Jimmy Jaggers, a 2017 tight end prospect out of Roseville High School in Roseville, Calif.

Jaggers, 6-foot-4 and 233 pounds, is a big-framed youngster who showed the ability to get open running routes against linebackers and safeties this weekend at the B2G Elite Camp, one of the premier individual camps in the West.

Colleges have caught wind of Jaggers' potential. He said he went from no scholarship offers to nine just in the last two months once coaches were able to visit his school for the May evaluation period.

But Jaggers visited ASU before he had generated much interest, and more recently was extended a scholarship offer.

"I went there on a visit my freshman year, before recruiting really got going on," Jaggers said. "I liked it a lot. It seems like a nice town with a lot going on there and I know it's a good football program. I wasn't really that focused on the whole recruiting thing that much yet just as a freshman. I did go into the locker room and got to talk to some of the coaches. They have a good staff there."

ASU is joined by Colorado, Louisville, Michigan, Northwestern, Oregon State, Washington and Washington State as the programs which have offered a scholarship according to Jaggers. He's still in the early stages of building relationships with coaches, including at ASU.

"I was talking to their tight ends coach Chip Long," Jaggers said. "I haven't talked to him too much, it's just hard to get ahold of each other with me being 2017. We're trying to set it up where we are talking more through my head coach. But from I have talked to him I like him a lot, he's a cool guy."

Most programs are recruiting Jaggers as a tight end but he said Colorado and Utah are also interested in him as a defensive end depending on how he physically develops.

Jaggers said he's going to visit USC Sunday, Stanford Tuesday, UCLA next Saturday and Michigan when it plays UNLV. He also may camp at Auburn. A return visit to ASU is under consideration in the year ahead.

"I like defense as much as offense," he said. "I might be ready to commit before my senior year just depending on how things go. I'm looking to find the right combination of atmosphere, academics, and like history and tradition and how the program does with guys at my position."

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