Jacobs' Final Three

Arroyo Grande's (Calif.) four-star outside linebacker Seth Jacobs has a trio of favorites. As a result, Jacobs will ultimately choose between playing Pac-12 or SEC football…

Seth Jacobs, the four-star outside linebacker from Arroyo Grande (Calif.) has narrowed his college choices to three schools.

"It has been tough to narrow down my offer list, but ultimately it came down to two things: education and my desire to win," said Jacobs. "My top three are Arkansas, Arizona State and Oregon, because all three of those programs have strong winning traditions and great communications departments."

Last weekend, Jacobs traveled to Arkansas for an official visit. Jacobs talked about his experience in Razorback territory.

"It was a great experience. I really liked all the people there. They don't have a pro-team in Arkansas, so it is all about college football there," said Jacobs.

Jacobs talked with Arkansas' coaching staff about what it takes to compete in their conference and about how he would fit into their defensive lineup.

"I was presented well there. The coaches and players I spoke with, were all really honest about the amount of responsibility, and the high standards that are required to be a razorback football player," said Jacobs. "They want me to come in as a safety and play in the box, or man up on a 3 or a 2."

Jacobs discussed another reason why Arkansas made it into his final three.

"I have family that lives in Tulsa (Okla.), which is pretty close by. That is an added bonus," said Jacobs.

Before his this trip to Arkansas, Jacobs took his first official visit to Arizona State on October 28th.

"I had a great experience at Arizona State. I really liked the area around the school, the coaches, the academics, and how they play fast and aggressive football," said Jacobs.

Arizona State's linebackers coach, Trent Bray is who Jacobs communicates with the most.

"I keep in close contact with Coach Bray. He has told me I have a good chance of playing early, because a lot of seniors are leaving at both the linebacker and safety position," said Jacobs. "They want me to come in as either a safety or linebacker. They like my versatility on the field and they want to take advantage of that."

Oregon is the only school out of Jacobs' top three that Jacobs hasn't been to for an official visit. Jacobs is waiting to take his trip to Oregon until after his season.

"I took an unofficial there last year, and I really liked the school," said Jacobs. "There is something about the atmosphere out there that is hard to explain, but is unlike anywhere else I have been. The air was crisp, the people are genuine, and I really like Coach Aliotti, he is really smart.

"I am looking forward to taking an official there for the full experience."


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