Growing up in Louisiana, one thing about Nick Jacobs future was always clear. He wanted to call LSU home for his college experience.
Two weeks ago, the six-foot-five, 245-pound tight end was hearing from the LSU coaches on a more consistent basis, though his chances of becoming a Tiger were unclear to Jacobs since he did not hold an offer.
"I just told them I was coming down for junior day at the end of February," he said. "They were telling me that they were ready to see me and that they wanted me to be a part of the team, but I didn't think the offer was going to come this soon. It feels amazing."
Of course, the offer from head coach Les Miles was one that, prior to today, Jacobs could only fathom in his dreams.
"Boy, this is really crazy," he said. "I guess you could say I have been waiting my whole life for that. It is most definitely a dream come true."
Even better for the tight end was the request that came with the offer Miles extended.
"He said that he wanted me to be the first LSU Tiger for 2010," Jacobs said. "That was just amazing to hear. I didn't know what to say. I just thanked him and told him how I felt and let him know I was going to get back with him."
After tonight, where does Jacobs see his recruitment taking him?
"I think I am going to go ahead and commit," he said. "I know I want to be a Tiger, so I am just going to get some rest tonight and talk with the coaching staff tomorrow."