Jacobs Names Three Favorites

Brandon Jacobs discusses his Auburn camp experience and college favorites.

Lilburn, Ga.—Running back/linebacker prospect Brandon Jacobs was one of the top running backs in an impressive group at the Auburn two-day camp June 14th and 15th. At 6-0, 237 it can be difficult to shine without the pads on, but Jacobs was impressive with his agility going through drills with RB coach Eddie Gran.

"It was a privilege," Jacobs says about learning from Gran, who has coached numerous NFL backs. "I haven't been to many camps so being with him was great.

"I learned how to run the routes well," he adds. "They're complicated routes and different from high school. It was good. I was just going hard."

Asked what he learned from Gran the most, Jacobs responded, "Protecting the ball is highly important."

For a two-way player with size and quickness, Jacobs is getting interest from many of the top schools in the Southeast and has three offers. "I've got (interest from) Wake Forest, UCF, Auburn, UAB, Florida, Georgia and a couple of other schools," he notes. "I've got offers from Wake, Auburn and UAB so far."

Jacobs adds that most of the schools are recruiting him as a runner, but Wake Forest has offered him as a linebacker.

"It'll probably take a while," Jacobs says of making a decision. "Probably either right before the season or in the middle of the season. Auburn's in my top three schools that I'm looking at right now with UCF and Wake Forest."

Jacobs camped at Georgia last summer prior to his junior season and Auburn was his first camp this summer. He says he'll likely go to the Georgia and Clemson camps this summer as well.

He is also looking into his official visits for this fall. "I'm thinking about them. Auburn will probably be my first one and then I'll probably take one down at Georgia, UCF and a couple of other schools."


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