This past weekend, Les Miles and his staff welcomed not only the Class of 2010 prospects who have yet to commit, but also the guys who have already offered their allegiance to the Tigers.
Nick Jacobs (6’5, 270, 4.8) was one of those visitors and the weekend served as a bit of a refresher for the Many High School product as he has previously visited the LSU campus many times.
“I decided to take my official this past weekend,” Jacobs confirmed. “I had already been to LSU a few times, so I wasn’t expecting to see anything new. I really just wanted to meet some of the players and get to know some of the other recruits that were there.
“Chris Davenport was my host,” Jacobs added. “I already knew Chris because I played against him in high school, but this gave me a chance to get to know him better. He took me around the school, and then we went to visit some of the players like Russell Shepard, Ruben Randle, and Kelvin Sheppard at their houses. I had a good time with those guys, and I think I will definitely fit in with this team.”
When Jacobs was not busy being escorted around campus, the nation’s No. 10 rated tight end was busy giving his best sales pitch to a prospective recruit.
“I think there was only like three or four guys visiting that hadn’t committed to LSU, but I was trying to get that kid from Huntington (Jarrett Fobbs) to come to LSU,” Jacobs informed. “I think he is committed to Texas A&M, but I was trying to tell him how much more LSU would offer him, and how cool it would be if we played together.”
Although the verdict is still out on where Fobbs will end up, Jacobs claimed Miles and Don Yanowsky told him just how big of an asset he will be within the scheme of LSU’s offense. That is the kind of talk that has the four-star prospect ready to take his game to the next level.
“I’m really excited,” Jacobs said of National Signing Day. “I feel so blessed because I know I am one of the few guys to have this opportunity. I am very thankful for the support I got from my family, my teachers, my coaches, and the people in my community.”
The position that Jacobs will start out at LSU may be in question now that the big man has put on 25 pounds since the summer and is tipping the scales at 270 pounds.
“Some were surprised to see how much bigger I had gotten but it's good weight,” said Jacobs, who could end up at defensive end or even the offensive line if he grows out of the tight end spot. “They said we will figure all of that out when I get there in the summer and right now just make sure I’m putting on good weight like I’ve been doing.”