Brookland-Cayce senior fullback, Jacob Baxter, was one of the latest prospects to receive a scholarship offer from Coach Niumatalolo and the Navy Midshipmen. GoMids.com recently caught up with the 3-star fullback, according to Scout.com, to get his thoughts regarding his offer from the prestigious military academy.
We started off by asking the proud recipient to give us a synopsis of how it all went down between him and the Naval Academy.
"I went up to my school (Brookland-Cayce) about 3-4 days ago, and my coach told me that I had gotten a message from Navy," Baxter shared with GoMids.com. "So when I first tried to call them back, I didn't get any answer. But finally whenever I did get in touch with them they told me that they were going to look at my film with the position coach, and that if all went well they would offer. So after they viewed my film, the defensive coordinator that recruits this area, Buddy Green, called and offered me."
Baxter admitted that the offer from Navy caught him off guard a little. "Honestly, I never thought they would've offered me, especially being that it's a military school," Baxter shared. "It's a lot different from a regular school or university."
Not long after receiving a verbal from the Mids, Baxter began doing a little bit of research on the high profiled program. And needless to say, he is very intrigued with what he has found out about them so far. "They run the triple option at Navy, "Baxter said. "So that offense would definitely be good for me, and it would definitely benefit me because of what I bring to table."
Baxter has never visited before. But being that he's so fascinated by what they have to offer, do not be surprised if the South Carolina prospect was to take a trip up to Annapolis in the near future. "I have never been to the school," Baxter admitted. "But I've looked to see what all they have to offer on their website, and it all looks good. I'd really like to see what all they have going on in person. That way I'd have a better feel for things."
Although quite intrigued by what he has learned about Navy thus far, the Mids will have to compete against quite a few top-notch programs to win Baxter's signature next February. "I have a verbal offer from North Carolina," Baxter said. "Coach Pittman has been recruiting me from UNC. I have a verbal from Michigan State, and I am waiting to hear from Coastal Carolina and LSU. I had an offer from Georgia Tech. Coach B.J. (Brian Jean-Murray) was recruiting me from GT, but since he left to go to Louisville I have not heard much from them.
Baxter doesn't intend to make any quick decisions. But if he had to decide today, it would come down to these three programs. "If I had to give a top three in no particular order it would be Navy, Coastal Carolina, and LSU," Baxter said.
The senior FB went on to tell us what he likes about each of the three programs starting with LSU.
LSU: I went up there for one of their camps, and I actually did pretty well. I ran a 4.6 at their camp. While I was out there, I had a chance to see some of their facilities. Their facilities are excellent; they are top notch. They have about four or five practice fields, an indoor facility, and they have a very nice weight room. Everything was just amazing out there."
Coastal Carolina: "They've showed me a lot of respect and a lot of interest from the beginning. I went to their camp and ran a 4.6 forty, and I was also the MVP of the camp. They have really nice facilities too. They are adding on to their stadium, and they have nice practice fields. I really liked it out there."
Navy: "I like their depth chart. From what I saw, they have a senior fullback and two juniors who will be graduating my rising sophomore year. So it all looks good, and I'm interested to see what happens."
We will have more on Baxter in the near future, so stay tuned with GoMids.com for much more.
Baxter excited about Navy offer
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