Jacobs names LSU early leader

The Tigers passed on the chance to take a tight end in the 2009 class, opting instead for a double dose at the position in 2010. One of the top prospects on the board is Many-native Nick Jacobs, and the 6-foot-5, 245-pound standout has the Tigers at the top of his list.

"I am coming down to Baton Rouge for junior day on February 28," said Many High tight end Nick Jacobs, who could also play defensive end at the college level. "The coaches told me that they want to see me again and that they are looking forward to me coming in and signing on to be a part of the team next year, so that all makes me pretty excited to get down there and see things again."


With that sort of confidence coming from the staff, one would think that the Tigers see the homegrown talent as one that they can bank on reeling in.


"I would say that LSU is in the lead, for sure," Jacobs said. "When they offer, I am going to commit. I know that things can change between now and whenever that is, but that is how I feel as I move forward with all of this."


What gives the Bayou Bengals the early lead?


"LSU has always been one of my favorite colleges," Jacobs said. "I really like Tiger Stadium and the crowd support. The campus is really nice, too. It also gives me the chance to get away from Many, but also not be too far from home and everyone around there."


What does the 2010 standout look to accomplish during his visit to Baton Rouge for the Tigers second junior day in late February?


"I want to walk around the campus and look at the academic side of things," Jacobs said. "I need to look at all the colleges and see what each one offers so that I can decide what I want to major in. I met most of the staff at camp last summer, so the education side of things is what I want to know about now."


With a promising future on the gridiron, college coaches from coast to coast are already writing Jacobs letters.


"I got some mail yesterday from Florida and Mississippi State," he said. "Those are two schools that have been just recently getting on me. LSU, Oregon and Florida State are the three main schools really contacting me a lot. I am going to get out next summer and get a look at some places and see how I feel."


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