Jacobs to Utah

Utah jump started its 2013 recruiting class with a commitment from Las Vegas point guard Julian Jacobs. He talks to Scout.com about his commitment.

Utah is on the board in 2013 with the commitment of 6-foot-2, 170-pound Las Vegas Desert Pines point guard Julian Jacobs.

"I verbally committed to Utah," Jacobs said. "They're looking to build the program around me and seem to care about me a lot. They were the fist school to recruit me and I'm expecting to play as soon as I get there."

When Jacob committed, the Utah coaching staff was excited to hear the news.

"They were very excited; almost ecstatic," Jacobs said. "I was on the phone with them the day before and they said they could see it coming, so they were really excited when I committed."

The Utah coaching staff's effort played a big role in his decision.

"Coach (Larry) Krystkowiak and coach (DeMarlo) Slocum stayed on me and showed that they wanted me the most," Jacobs said.

"I can go where I'm needed and that was big, not going somewhere I was wanted but somewhere that I'm needed. Utah seems like a great fit for me."

Jacobs is hopeful where the Utah program will go when he's there.

"By the time I graduate I think we'll be one of the top teams in the Pac-12," he said.

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