Headed to LSU on Saturday

For some young men who grow up in Louisiana it only takes a game in Tiger Stadium for them to think they know where they want to attend college. However, when it comes time to making a decision that could affect him for the rest of his life, Nick Jacobs has a plan.

Part of Jacobs’ plan involves heading down to LSU’s junior day on Saturday so that he and his mom can see a side of LSU that is rarely shown to the general public.


“I went down for the Mississippi State and Georgia games last year and had a blast,” Jacobs said. “Everything was top of the line from the coaches’ building to the weight room and, and of course, the stadium.


“I’m going to get to know the coaches more and see the academic facilities this time,” Jacobs added. “When I went down for the games last season I just stayed around the athletic facility then went to the game. This way me and my mom will see everything together.”


Jacobs, a big six-foot-five, 245 pound defensive end/tight end, still has the one offer under his belt and it came last week from the Tigers.


A little more than a week later, Jacobs still can’t recall everything that took place when the Tigers’ headman gave him the good news, regardless of how many times he replays it in his head.


“At first, I didn’t really know what to expect,” Jacobs said. “I was like blown away and it didn’t really register. I had to ask myself if this really happened. I’ve played it over and over because it was what I always wanted.”


Many head coach Keith Menard even had Jacobs call Miles back the following day just to make sure he knew what had taken place.


“Nick is so laid back and I don’t mean that in a bad way, but when I asked him if he had gotten offered he said he thought so,” said Menard with a laugh. “So we got back on the phone with coach Miles just so he knew exactly what had happened.”


Since picking up the offer from LSU, coaches from Mississippi State have told Jacobs that he would be getting an offer since they’ve reviewed his film.


Aside from that though, Jacobs said he’s only been in direct contact with one school over the past 10 days although he gets letters from Florida State, Florida, Alabama, Oklahoma and several others.


“I talk with Coach Mac (D.J. McCarthy) a lot and we talk about football but that’s not all,” Jacobs said. “I feel pretty comfortable with all of the coaches, but that’s a big reason for going down there on Saturday.”


Jacobs said that he is going down to Baton Rouge with an open mind, but he hasn’t ruled out the possibility of making one of the biggest decisions of his life before he heads back to North Louisiana.


“I’m not going down there saying I’m going to commit, but you never know what will happen when you get down there,” he said. “LSU is at the top and we’ll just have to see what happens.”

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