Down the stretch last recruiting cycle, Garret Chachere helped land several key defensive linemen, including Trevor Kelly and David Davis, and this time around, he's still in the hunt, despite having moved back to coaching linebackers.
After a visit out to Metairie (La.) Archbishop Rummel – a school in Chachere's old stomping grounds down in Louisiana – the second-year California coach offered three-star defensive end Tyrell Jacobs, a 6-foot-4, 260-pound defensive end with plenty of upside, and an offensive tackle brother.
"My brother filled me in about California," Jacobs said. "He's in JuCo at Fullerton College in California, so he's seen tons of stuff, and he said it's nice out there. I can't wait to get up there [to Berkeley] and see what it's like."
Tyrone Jacobs is a long, rangy athlete like his younger brother, at 6-foot-4, 255 pounds, and serves as an offensive tackle for the Hornets.
"We might try to go to the same college," Tyrell said. "He plays offensive tackle, but he's played defense – linebacker and defensive line – and he's playing tight end, right now, at Fullerton."
Tyrell has a 3.0 grade point average, and said that he would be the first person in his immediate family to attend a four-year university, which he's almost assured to do, with offers from the Bears, Louisiana-Lafayette, Mississippi State, Southern Mississippi, Tennessee and Chachere's alma mater, Tulane.
"My mom wants me to be on it," Tyrell said of academics. "She and my dad want me to go to college and get my degree. I'm looking for a place that feels like home, and that offers not just football – I know football is what I'm there for – but long-term, too, with everything that comes with football."
Tyrell has been out to California before, but he has yet to visit Berkeley.
"I want to do that soon, along with the other schools that have offered me, and the schools that are showing interest," he said. "I'll probably visit around September, when you can start taking visits. I want to catch a couple of games."
Chachere Goes Back to Louisiana for Offer
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