Bishop Gorman High School in Las Vegas is a football factory. They have won the last three MaxPreps’ National Championships and the past eight Nevada 4-A State Championships. With such success on the field, college coaches have been a staple at Gaels games for well over a decade now.
This year is no different as the team is loaded with elite talent and are primed to repeat as not only Nevada State Champions, but to also compete for another National Championship. A big part of their success will be the play of their offensive line and the anchor of that line, Jacob Isaia.
The three-star guard recently participated in The Opening’s Los Angeles Regional Camp and walked away as one of Scout’s Top Ten Surprise Performers. He measured in at 6-foot-2 and 272 pounds while also posting the 10th best Nike Football Rating score, good for the top spot of any offensive linemen at the camp. Scout’s Greg Biggins commented that he has continued to add size since last season, but has maintained his high level athleticism.
It is this elite athleticism that has college coaches from coast to coast wanting to learn more about Isaia. Currently, Jacob lists offers from UCLA, Michigan State, BYU, Dartmouth, San Diego State, Minnesota, UNLV, Virginia, Nevada, Kansas State, Hawaii, and Utah.
“I don’t really have a top group of schools yet. I’m waiting to see who all is willing to show me an elevated amount of interest before I start to narrow things down. Outside of the schools that have offered, the schools that are showing strong interest are Cal, Louisville, TCU, Stanford, Oregon and Oregon State,” Isaia told BeaverBlitz.
Oregon State is one of those programs looking to build a better relationship with Jacob. They will get to see him this weekend as he plans on attending the Beavers Spring Game and Junior Day festivities.
“I’ve been talking with Oregon State coaches TJ Woods and Josh Oglesby over the past couple weeks. While I don’t currently have an offer from OSU, in talking with Coach Woods, he told me that he wants to build a stronger relationship with me and he’s happy that I’m going to be up there this weekend.”
Isaia will be one of nearly twenty members of the 2018 recruiting class expected in Corvallis this weekend. It’s a trip that he’s looking forward to as he hopes to learn more about Oregon State, not only as a football program but as a university as well.
“I’m really hoping to get a better feel for the program while I’m up there. I want to see the facilities and how they are. I also know some of the Polynesian players on the team, so it will be good to see them again. Lastly, I really want to see the academic side of things at Oregon State. I’m thinking about studying Kinesiology or Sports Medicine in college so I want to learn more about those programs.”
BeaverBlitz will follow up with Isaia following his visit to OSU this weekend.