NJ CB Hopes to See Iowa

Davon Jacobs often hears from Iowa. The New Jersey cornerback is intrigued and hopes to get a chance to see Iowa City. Find out what he thinks about the Hawkeyes and get a general update on his recruitment in this story.

Davon Jacobs hasn't scheduled any future college visits, but he knows of one school he'd love to see in person.

"Iowa sends me a lot of mail and emails," the 2012 New jersey Defensive back said. "They check up on me quite a bit and see how I'm doing. They want me to come out for a visit. I'd definitely like to get out there for an unofficial and check it out."

The 6-foot, 190-pound talent from De Paul Catholic in Wayne holds 16 scholarship offers, including one from the Hawkeyes. Boston College, Cincinnati, UConn, Illinois, Michigan State, North Carolina, Pittsburgh, Rutgers, West Virginia and Wisconsin are among the others who have come forward with an opportunity.

"I might make a decision before the season starts," Jacobs said. "I' think I'd like to get it out of the way if possible."

Jacobs does not name a favorite at this point, but said that Rutgers, UConn and Boston College stand out among the pack so far. He'd like to get to see more schools, however.

"It doesn't matter to me if I go away from home a ways," he said. "I'm just looking for the best fit."

Jacobs has visited Rutgers several times, the most recent being last weekend.

"It was a good time," he said. "We went to a barbecue and I got to talk to a lot of the players and coaches."

Relationships are one of the key components Jacobs seeks in finding the right college.

"I want to make sure that I fit in socially with my teammates and the other students at the school," he said. "I also am looking at the academic support and early playing time when making a decision."

Jacobs said that Iowa views him as a cornerback. Other schools see him as a safety.

"I think I'm versatile to play either one, but I prefer corner," he said. "I think my strongest strength is coverage, but I also am strong in run support."

Jacobs hopes to study criminal justice in college.

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