The University of Arkansas will host a pair of junior college standout this weekend – including one who already knows what SEC basketball is all about.
Chipola (Fla.) Junior College power forward Jeremy Jacob (6-8, 230), who spent his freshmen season at Georgia, will take an official visit to Fayetteville this weekend.
He'll be join by Cloud Community College sophomore small forward Jemal Farmer (6-5), a Chicago native and All-Jayhawk Conference selection who averaged 16.1 points and 5.4 rebounds last season while knocking down 37 3-pointers and getting to the line 159 times.
Jacobs averaged 5.2 points and 3.3 rebounds for the Bulldogs last season while playing six games before his campaign ended due to a stress fracture in his left foot.
"He is coming up to Arkansas this weekend and is very interested in the Razorbacks," Chipola assistant coach Jake Headrick said of Jacobs. "This is his second time through the recruiting process so he wants to be sure about things. He is definitely very interested in Arkansas."
Jacobs, who visited Auburn a couple of weeks ago, prepped at Baton Rouge (La.) Woodlawn before matriculating to Hargrave Military Academy, where he averaged 18 points and 12 rebounds.
He left Georgia after the season and – because of being granted a medical hardship - will have three years to play at the major college level beginning with the 2009-2010 season.
"He's had about 10 to 15 schools come through here to see him in the past two weeks," Headrick said. "It's been teams like Arkansas, Kansas, Washington, Auburn and many others."
There are several reasons why he is drawing such interest.
"First off, it's his toughness from just the type of kid he is and playing and practicing with SEC players," Headrick said. "He is a skilled four guy that can play the 3. He plays really hard, can play with his back to the basket or face up. He finishes through people, but can also step out and hit up to 18 feet."
Chipola is loaded again this season after a 35-2 season – which boosted its two-year mark of 68-5.
"There's no doubt that the goal is to win the national championship," Headrick said. "I really think we can be up to the challenge this year. These guys are hungry to get that done."
Farmer is also looking at Iowa State, Nebraska and Illinois State.
Arkansas To Host Pair
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