Jacob Has Oklahoma Ties

One of the top football prospects in California is Arroyo Grande athlete Seth Jacobs. The 6-1, 210-pound muscular and athletic Jacobs played no less than eight positions last season. He specializes on defense where he lined up at strong safety, free safety, and linebacker. On offense he played quarterback, wide receiver, running back, and tight end. He was also the holder on PAT and field goals.

A 3.8 GPA student, Jacobs has scholarship offers from Northwestern, Washington, Washington State, Oregon State, California, UCLA, Arizona, Arizona State, Colorado, and Arkansas. Meanwhile, Michigan, Oregon, USC, and Utah are showing plenty of interest.

So what was Go Pokes doing checking on Jacobs on Thursday afternoon as Arroyo Grande was playing in a playoff baseball game? We got a tip that the ultra-talented Jacobs has a tie to Oklahoma.

"Yes sir, " answered Jacobs with the crowd noise in the background from the baseball playoff game. "My dad's from Tulsa and his whole family lives back there.

"He went to Booker T. Washington and was on their state championship team in 1984. He played football and then went on to Idaho to college. His family is in Tulsa. It has been awhile since I've been there, but we may go for my cousin's graduation. It was fifth grade the last time I was there."

Jacobs' scholarship offers list is no surprise as his resume on the football field is outstanding. Last season he had 106 tackles with three interceptions and four pass break ups. He also recovered three fumbles. He is really a ball hawker on defense and might be a "star" prospect for the Oklahoma State defensive coaches.

Jacobs said he had contact with Oklahoma State and spoke with assistant coach Kasey Dunn.

The honors list is long as his junior season ended with him earning first team All-CIF, Pac-7 MVP Defensive Back, Pac-7 First Team, All-County, Cal Hi Sports All-State, Second Team Golden State Prep, and Super All-State Underclassman Award.

He repeated to us something he told the Scout staff that covers Northwestern. "Location is not an issue," Jacobs said. "It all depends on if I feel comfortable."

He admitted that as a youngster he was an OU fan. "I really liked Adrian Peterson, but then I realized that I needed to look at college football in a different way. I've heard nothing but good things about Oklahoma State. They have great facilities and I have that family there close by in Tulsa."

Of course, we had already made contact with his teammate, quarterback Brent Vanderveen, as the 6-5 signal caller is coached in baseball by former OSU and Major League standout Robin Ventura.

Those were the guys Jacobs was cheering on this afternoon when we spoke.


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