Still Waiting

Jesuit (LA) High School offensive tackle Todd Jacquet had an impressive performance at Northwestern's one-day camp. Since camp broke, Jacquet has been in touch with NU linebackers coach Randy Bates—his lead recruiter—and was told an offer may come.

"When he called me, it was pretty much a 50-50–type thing," Todd Jacquet said of a potential offer.

Jacquet (6-5, 265) holds offers from Kansas State, Kentucky, Florida International, Louisiana, Tulane, and a few others. Jacquet has also received interest from Northwestern and Vanderbilt—two schools who have hinted at offering.

While Jacquet was in Evanston, he had the opportunity to tour Northwestern's campus and football facilities, and also met with the coaching staff. Overall, Northwestern made a strong impression. "I really like the school and like the team," Jacquet said. "As for where they are, they're one of the top (schools)."

Jacquet is hoping to make a decision soon—likely at the end of the month or into early August. He is currently favoring his offers from Kansas State, Kentucky, and Tulane; however, an offer from Northwestern could change everything.

This week, Jacquet is planning to call Coach Bates and see whether he'll receive an offer. That news could shape his decision.

"I would have to see what would happen with them first, then I'll make my decision," he said.

Vanderbilt is another school at the top of Jacquet's list, sitting with the Wildcats at the top. For Jacquet, finding the right mix of football and school is the most important thing. Of course, academics always come first.

"I want good football with good academics, but I'll lean more toward academics," he said.

In his junior season, Jacquet and the Jesuit Blue Jays finished with a 10-3 overall record and finished as runner-ups after falling in the championship game.

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