Alex Jacobson listing a leader

It's only a matter of time before those who follow recruiting start talking about Alex Jacobson. The big man has a big upside and as he develops he should be a big time recruit.

Right now the seven-footer from Mater Dei is just big. He has a decent jumper, but is really still developing. He is still a little bit stiff, but once he grows into his body he could be very special.

"He's got a lot of upside," said high school teammate Taylor King. "He's a 7-1 sophomore. You don't see a lot of those around. He keeps working. He's doing a great job. He's going to come up big for us next year. We're going to go to him a lot next year in the post. He's going to be a force by the time his junior and senior year comes around."

Jacobson is just getting into the recruiting process. He has taken an unofficial visit to Tucson and the Wildcats seem to have made a good impression. When asked what schools he was interested in, Jacobsen had a one-school answer.

"Arizona, the University of Arizona," Jacobson said. "That's about it right now."

When asked to confirm that the Wildcats were his top school, Jacobsen simply said, "Yeah."

The Wildcats have a lot going for them in Jacobson's mind.

"I just like Lute (Olson)," Jacobson explained. "The coaching style of his. The facilities they have there, and the coaching staff is really good there."

Jacobson was not worried about the loss of Rodney Tention. Tention was the lead recruiter for the West Coast, but the other Wildcat coaches seem to have made an equally good impression on the young center.

Although Arizona is the clear leader right now, you'd have to think that other schools will try and get involved. Even though he is not listing anyone else, Jacobson knows what he wants in a final college destination.

"Coaches that I get along with," Jacobson said. "Coaches that know what they're talking about. That's about it."

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