Jacobs Gets Back To Oklahoma, Visits OSU

Seth Jacobs hadn't been back to visit relatives and see where his father grew up and was a member of the 1984 state championship football team at Booker T. Washington High School in Tulsa since he'd been in elementary school. Jacobs, of Arroyo Grande, Calif., returned to Tulsa with his family this weekend and he took the time on Friday to make an unofficial visit to Oklahoma State.

"Yes, I visited Oklahoma State and it is really nice," the 6-1, 210-pound Seth Jacobs said Saturday. "I liked it. The facilities were the best that I've seen so far.

"The coaches are really down to earth and I like that. I spent most of the day with Coach (Kasey) Dunn, but I also spent time with Coach (Mike) Gundy and the linebackers coach, Coach (Glenn) Spencer. I really like all the coaches and they are good guys, easy to talk to."

Jacobs is a real multi-talent and he 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.

Last season he earned all kinds of All-State and All-Conference honors at Arroyo Grande. He made 106 tackles, picked off three passes, had four break-ups, and three fumble recoveries.

"Most people are recruiting me as an outside linebacker, but a lot of schools have also talked about safety," he said. "Oklahoma State is talking about their nickel linebacker, yes the star linebacker. That is what they call it. That is a position that would be fine with me.

"Oklahoma State has not offered, but they said they are very interested. They don't have many scholarships and are trying to manage them and see if I can fit in. That is fine with me as they are being very upfront and honest. I appreciate that."

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

Jacobs is a teammate of Brent Vanderveen, a quarterback Oklahoma State has offered. Jacobs said before heading home to California he is going to make an unofficial visit to Arkansas on Sunday.

This summer he has plans to be in Dallas for a 7-on-7 competition and he will be in Los Angeles at UCLA for a B2G Elite Combine. That is a group that exposes top California athletes and Jacobs has been a part of it for several years.

I will be very suprised, even though Oklahoma State has a number of players in the 2011 and 2012 class that can play safety and/or star, if the Cowboys don't offer Jacobs. It is hard to pass on a player with that much proven talent as well as potential.


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