Nick Jacobs is rounding out his summer into two-a-day workouts in preparation for another deep playoff run for Many High after they were taken down in the rain by state runner-up Evangel Christian last season.
Jacobs remains focused on the task at hand and is preparing to double his workload once again with chores on both sides of the ball.
“We’re in two-a-days right now and they still have me working at tight end and defensive end, but primarily on offense,” said Jacobs. “We are already looking good and I think we’ll make it back to at least the third round.
“Last year we lost to Evangel in the rain and that didn’t sit well with us. We are starting up some stuff on the offense and I think we will be a running team again but they said they will hopefully get me the ball.”
The No. 11 ranked tight end was receiving a wealth of attention prior to his commitment to LSU but Jacobs remains as solid as can be with his commitment to the Tigers.
“I had been getting crazy love from Tennessee, Michigan, Ole Miss (offer), Alabama, Oklahoma, and Florida State, but LSU is where I’m going to be and it has all slowed down since I committed,” he said.
While other coaching staffs are enamored with Jacobs’ potential the LSU coaching staff is in the same boat with the 6-foot-5, 260-pounder. While he still claims a 4.8 in the 40-yard dash, it is hard not to assign him to the defensive line and the three-star prospect knows it.
“They have just been arguing about what position I’m going to play when I get down there, but I think coach Miles will win that argument eventually,” laughed Jacobs, who says Miles has always mentioned tight end. “It does not matter to me at all as long as I’m in the game somehow helping my team.”
Jacobs participated in LSU’s second camp recently and had nothing but high marks about his experience and his future teammates.
“I went to the camp a couple of weeks ago and just kind of showed off,” laughed Jacobs. “You can tell they have not come close to deciding where to play me next year, but they will figure it out.
“I have been following our recruiting and I can tell you that they got some monsters in this class,” he added. “Some of the biggest, most physical guys I’ve seen come out of high school. I’m really excited about our class.”
When asked if he was excited about the prospect of running out of the tunnel in Tiger Stadium 13 months from now, Jacobs was quick to answer.
“Oh yeah, the hype that every game gets when LSU is in it is incredible,” he said. “The fans...they’re crazy…a bunch of wild Cajuns getting crazy for every game. What more could you ask for?”
Jacobs maintains a 2.8 grade point average and has yet to take the ACT. He also stated his intentions for visiting LSU this season.
“I plan on going to a lot of the games,” he said. “I’m trying to work out a trip right now to the Vanderbilt game. I want to go to as many as possible.”