Q. & A. With QB Jacob Charest

Jacob Charest, a star quarterback gave Illinois head Coach Ron Zook a verbal commitment September 10, 2007. Today InsideIllini.com spoke with Charest to find out just what he liked about the Illini and Zook. To read more on Charest get inside.



Jacob Charest a 6'3" 190 pound four-star recruit from David W. Butler High School in Matthews, NC., talked to us here at InsideIllini.com before his big game tonight against Ardrey Kell. Jacob had offers from: Louisville, Oregon, Akron and California.

Kedric:
Jacob how's your season going so far?

Jacob:
We're doing pretty good. We lost a heartbreaker last week to West Charlotte 20-14. We just couldn't get anything going. Actually Illinois is recruiting a couple guys off that team so they're pretty good.

Kedric:
Why did you decide Illinois was the best place for you to play college football next season?

Jacob:
Oh, definitely the players and coaches it's really nice there. They made me feel like I was apart of the team already and I could tell they actually wanted me to go to school there. I'm not going to lie. That is the best college football staff in the country. They are all great guys and I loved it.

Kedirc:
What's your opinion of Coach Zook as a person and coach?

Jacob:
He's a great coach. Illinois is doing things right; they are bringing in some really good players and I want to be apart of that because they will win. I love him. He's a family guy and makes the entire team feel at home.

Kedric:
When will you visit Illinois again?

Jacob:
I'm pretty busy with football right now and school, but I definitely hope to get back down there for the spring game, that's my goal anyway.

Kedric:
What kind of numbers are you putting up this season?

Jacob:
As of tonight before we play at Ardrey Kell, through four games I have 17 touchdowns and 1,200 yards. As a team we are averaging over 50 points per game.

Kedric:
Good luck tonight Jacob; we'll keep in touch with you to see how your season is going. Thanks and take care.

Jacob:
Thank you Mr. Prince, I can't wait to play for the Illini next year.


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