ECU Lands 2015 QB Commit

ECU added its first quarterback commit for the 2015 class in Shawnee (OK) quarterback John Jacobs Thursday. Inside ECU Sports spoke with him about the decision.

"It was a no-brainer to commit to ECU," said the 6-foot-1, 211-pound Jacobs. "I know (ECU) is a rising power and has great coaches. They have the tools in place with great athletes and I was excited to hear from them. I'm happy to have the process over with."

After being offered by the Pirates three days ago, Jacobs pledged to ECU today, Thursday May 15. The talented signal-caller committed on the phone to offensive coordinator Lincoln Riley and is excited about his decision.

What solidified his decision to play for ECU was a combination of the coaches and opportunity. Jacobs believes the system ECU has in place will utilize his talents the best and help him put up numbers. Another thing that played into his decision was the fact that he has family that lives close to the school.

While he doesn't know much about the campus and surrounding area, since he's from Oklahoma, Jacobs mentioned he will be at ECU in the next couple of weeks.

Troy, UAB and New Mexico State were the only other schools to offer Jacobs, but his stock is rising after an impressive junior season.

With that being said, he doesn't think another school could change his mind.

"I highly doubt I'll change my decision," said Jacobs. "It would have to be a big coaching change to make me consider it. I'm a man of my word and I feel good about my decision."

Versatility is Jacobs' game and he has the athleticism to be a dual-threat. He runs a 4.49 40-yard dash which gives him the ability to make plays with his legs and he's not afraid to lower the shoulder. Jacobs described himself as a hard-nosed quarterback.

Jacobs wasn't planning on attending any camps or combines this summer, especially with his recent commitment. Instead he will be focusing on training for next season and his arrival at ECU.

A point of emphasis for his training is becoming a better athlete. Jacobs believes his ability to extend plays with his legs could set him apart at the next level. He will be doing his due diligence to make sure that part of his game is crafted before he early enrolls at ECU in January 2015.


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