Is Damien Jacobs Close to a Decision?

NoleDigest caught up with Louisiana defensive tackle Damien Jacobs to get the latest with his recruitment and to see if the talk of him nearing a decision is valid.

Since the offer in the spring Florida State has been at the top of Louisiana standout Damien Jacobs. The H.L. Bourgeious product visited camp in mid-July, and since then he has been getting ready for his senior season.

"We're in 2-a-days now and I am working harder than I have ever worked," said Jacobs. "It is for a good cause, though. A lot of people are expecting good things from our defense so we working to live up to those expectations."

While Jacobs hasn't gotten the recruiting pub as others his offer sheet shows that he is one of the better defensive linemen in the south for the 2010 class. He told NoleDigest that he doesn't feel any pressure to live up to the expectations that come with being a D-1 football player.

"I don't feel any pressure at all entering my senior year," said Jacobs. "I have my personal goals and high standards I want to achieve this year. My coaches expect big things from me, and I like how they trust me to be around for them."

Damien says that while he didn't participate at the Bowden Camp he got a chance to meet defensive tackle coach Odell Haggins and watch how he coaches his players. He says he liked what he saw.

"I got along with Coach Haggins very well," said Jacobs of the FSU coach. "While I didn't participate in the camp I got a chance to finally meet him and see the drills he does to teach his players. I liked him a lot and thought that he reminded me of my coach at my high school."

After the camp visit Jacobs put it out there that he was considering making a decision soon after the visit. He says FSU is high on his list but he wants to make one or two visits before he makes his decision.

"I am high on FSU and things got better for them after I went there," said Jacobs. "I am going to give it a little time before I make the decision because I want to make one or two visits first. I want to see what I am turning down and I don't want to look back and wonder what if. FSU has nothing to worry about. I saw what I needed to see when I went there. I've talked to my family about the visit and I am close to my decision."

Jacobs says he stays in contact with the FSU coaches on a constant basis.

"I talk to the FSU coaches at least once a week, sometimes twice," Jacobs said, "and they usually talk about getting me over there. I saw they've been getting some commitments and that they may be getting some more. They have a good 2010 class and they are developing into a good program that will get better in 2011 and so on."

Jacobs said that his decision could go into the season so he can visit a few schools before the decision is made.

Stay tuned to NoleDigest for further updates with Damien as we track his recruitment.


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