Still Commits to Arkansas State Football

St. George coach David Carter can’t say enough good things about Jacob Still.

“I wish I had 40 like him,’’ said Carter, who has coached the 6-foot-1, 295 pound offensive lineman since his freshman season.

Still, projected to be a center in college, committed to Arkansas State on Wednesday. He is the Red Wolves’ third commitment for the 2016 class, joining receiver Brandon Bowling and quarterback Logan Bonner

“He is rock solid,” said Carter. “He is an amazing leader, gifted in the classroom, has an above 4.0 GPA, an absolute beast in the weight room and has an incredible work ethic. He is just a great kid.”

Still also has some great bloodlines. His dad Eric was an All-American at Tennessee and a fourth round draft choice of the Houston Oilers in 1990. His brother Ben Still is a 3-year letterman at Ole Miss.

“They helped me some,’’ said Jacob Still. “One thing they told me was to go where the school really wants you. I didn’t need to go to all these camps where I would be the second or third choice. I feel like Arkansas State really wanted me.

“And it was just a good fit.”

Still has played all over the offensive line for the Gryphons.

“He plays guard and tackle for us and does snap some when we need him but he will be a center at the next level,” said Carter He is 6-1 and if he were a little taller we would have everyone in the country in here.”

The coach said he has been a 4-year starter and has won honors each year, including offensive player of the year in his conference this past season.

“That is a pretty unique honor for a lineman,’’ he said. “And all the coaches in the conference voted on it and it was pretty much unanimous.”

Still has offers from Air Force, Army, Navy, Harvard, Yale and Central Arkansas.

“I’m looking forward to getting up there in a couple of weeks and seeing the new indoor facility,’’ he said. “I’ve seen the pictures and it looks awesome. That is one thing that really sold me was the facilities. I’ve seen pictures of the new locker room and everything. It will be nice.

“I know they have won a lot of conference championships and gone to bowl games. I look forward to continuing that tradition.”