Knights Still Making an Impact on Big Recruit

Tony Jacob has the size and potential that college coaches crave. The Knights locked Jacob down this summer and they are making sure that he will remain a Knight come February.

Tony Jacob is easily UCF's biggest recruit of the 2010 class. His size alone has stirred up interest from schools around the nation but the Knights sealed the deal with Jacob earlier this summer when he committed to UCF. Is the monstrous offensive tackle still enamored with UCF?

At 6'7", 310 lbs. Jacob has size you can't teach. UCF, along with Indiana, New Mexico and Middle Tennessee all coveted the mammoth tackle but the Knights won out when Jacob committed to UCF. The Westlake H.S. product (Ga.) was considered one of UCF's top verbals at the time of his commitment and since he's been rated three-stars, few schools have backed off this talented prospect.

"I still hear from UCF, Indiana, New Mexico, Savanna State, Middle Tennessee and Western Kentucky," Jacob told Inside Knights. "I still talk to UCF every week, it's a strong commitment right now."

The Knights furthered their lead last weekend when Jacob visited UCF during the Miami game last weekend.

"I really enjoyed the game. The atmosphere was great, it was exciting."

Jacob paid special attention to how UCF used its tackles and he feels that he can fit in to what the Knights are trying to accomplish.

"I feel that I'll be able to get in there and do real good. It's a pretty good system."

When will Jacob return to UCF for his official? He said he'll likely be back some time in December or January when the season is over. In the mean time, Jacob will keep his options open, as he said he might take officials to Western Kentucky and Middle Tennessee.

Also a skilled basketball player, Jacob might have to hold off on some of his officials as he plans to have a busy and long season in both sports.

"It's weird not being able to play basketball when football is going on but that's a good thing. I plan on winning state in football and then I'll join the team and win state in basketball too."

Is Jacob being a little overanxious? Not when you have the talent that Westlake has. Jacob also teams with Michael Taylor and Darius Robinson, both of who are highly-touted BCS commits.

"It helps out having that many play makers. We know there are a lot of people that can make plays when we need them."

It's safe to say that there have been a fair amount of big plays being made for Jacob and his teammates, as the team has had a great regular season so far.

"It's going great, we're 6-2 right now and we beat Lovejoy last night 29-21. We're second in our region right now and need another win or two to make the playoffs. We're ready for the playoffs."


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