One Georgia prospect is hoping that his first Power 5 offer Monday night is a sign of good things to come in the next few weeks.
Jacob Bolton, a 6-foot-5, 300-pound lineman realizes that as his senior season progresses the chances of more offers like the one he received from Iowa State last night, could become a reality.
AllCyclones.com caught up with Bolton Tuesday evening to his reaction to his first Power 5 conference offer.
“I got word last night around 9:30 p.m. that Iowa State was offering me,” Bolton said. “I’m pumped! I’m very excited to get an offer from Iowa State.”
According to Bolton, he understands why he is currently holding only seven offers to date.
“I broke my arm prior to my junior season so there is no film on me at all,” Bolton explained. “Iowa State got some film from my first two games and loved how I play, I’m hoping there may be others coming my way as well.”
Currently the talented big man has offers from Iowa State, Southern Mississippi, Arkansas State, Tulane, Georgia Southern, Georgia State and Mercer.
Bolton took a trip last weekend to Tulane to check out the Green Wave.
“It was a great trip and a good experience,” Bolton said. “Any trip to New Orleans is always a good trip.”
According to Bolton, Iowa State’s offensive line coach Tom Manning is recruiting him for the Cyclones.
“Coach Manning told me that he really likes my film a lot,” Bolton said. “He wants to get me up to Ames sometime soon.”
Bolton hopes to take a visit to Iowa State for the Baylor game, that weekend is a bye week for his Blessed Trinity Catholic High School team.
“I’m not sure if I will go up there on my own, or take my official visit there that weekend,” Bolton said. “I definitely plan on making a trip to Iowa State.”
Bolton is familiar with Iowa State’s new head coach Matt Campbell, and is impressed with what he accomplished at Toledo.
Bolton hopes to take some visits during his senior season and hopefully make his final decision after the season is over.
Bolton is expecting to meet Coach Manning in person in the near future.
“Coach Manning is supposed to come see me and meet me in person,” Bolton said. “Hopefully he will get to make one of my games in a couple of weeks.”