Louisiana DL has offers from Navy and others

Tyrell Jacobs has been a key component to Archbishop Rummel's success in winning back-to-back LHSAA Division 1 state championships in 2012 and 2013. The 6-foot-4, 260-pound defensive lineman out of Meterie, La., has seen his recruiting pick in recent weeks and has nine D-1 offers to his credit. He spoke with GoMids.com on his latest offer from the Midshipmen coaching staff.

"When I first started talking to Coach Keith Jones," Jacobs said. "He asked me if Navy was a school that I would be interested in. I told him I was open to all schools and exploring all options presented to me. He called me, I think they get one call in the spring, and told me he couldn't wait for me to come up there and see the campus. I asked him how I could come up if I didn't have an offer. He said he wanted to talk to the defensive line coach first, then told me to forget it, you're offered.

"I'm, like, very appreciative of the offer. I want to go up there and see what it's like and if my mom and dad think it would be a good place for me. My plan is to visit the colleges nearby by September 1st and then take my official visits in the fall. Coach Jones didn't say defensive line. I can play both D-tackle and D-end. He liked my quickness off the ball, how physical I play, and just that he felt like I'd be a great fit in the program."

Jacobs made a big late-game sack in Archbishop Rummel's 23-22 victory over C.E. Byrd in the state championship game played at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome last December. The play caught the attention of Louisiana-Lafayette, Mississippi State, Southeastern Louisiana, Southern Miss, and Tulane, but now word has spread out to schools like Cal, Navy, and Tennessee.

"My mother's input is important to me in finding the right college," Jacobs said. "I want her to be comfortable in where I go. I want to feel at home with coaches who will bring out my best. That's why I want to make as many visits as I can so I can make sure I find the best fit for me."

Jacobs has an older brother, Tyrone, who plays offensive line at Fullerton College in California. In the past five years, Archbishop Rummel has produced football players who went to Michigan, Nebraska, Mississippi State, Arkansas, and Houston.

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