Jacobs, a 6-foot-7, 210-pound tight end from Charlotte (N.C.) Providence Day, burst onto the recruiting scene in June following camping performances at Wake Forest and Vanderbilt that resulted in scholarship offers from both schools. Jacobs continued with his camping trips accumulating offers from Clemson, North Carolina, Georgia Tech, and Virginia.
Not only did Jacobs use his camping experiences to earn scholarship offers, he used his time on each campus as an opportunity to dive deeper into each football program from an athletic standpoint as well as an academic standpoint.
"My whole camping experience overall not only did I realize my potential I also learned a lot of things about a lot of schools and meet a lot of great people," said Jacobs. "I'm just glad this process is behind me."
From his campus tours, Jacobs developed a final five schools – Virginia, Georgia Tech, Wake Forest, and Clemson as well as UNC. However it ultimately came down to North Carolina and Virginia.
"It was neck and neck between Virginia and North Carolina up until dinner last night," said Jacobs. "I felt I could have a bigger impact at Carolina. I would stand out more at Carolina, not that I would not do well at Virginia – they just have a lot of 6'6" guys – guys like me."
Before things took off with his football recruitment, Jacobs was Appalachian State bound in basketball. He decommitted from the Mountaineers in late June.
While helping Providence Day to a 9-3 record, Jacobs caught 13 passes including three for scores.