Jacob Isaia is a well-traveled and in-demand young man. On the heels of attending the Oregon State spring game two weekends ago, this past weekend he traveled to NThis upcoming weekend, he plans to take in his grandfather’s alma mater, Michigan State University.
BeaverBlitz caught up with him to get his thoughts on his visit to Corvallis and the offer he picked up from Gary Andersen’s program.
“I had a great visit to OSU,” the three-star offensive guard told BeaverBlitz. “I was especially impressed with how focused Coach Andersen is on education.”
Heading into his visit, Isaia had yet to pick up an offer from Oregon State. That would change however as just prior to the spring game, the Beavers joined BYU, Michigan State, Minnesota, UCLA, Utah, Virginia, Washington State, Dartmouth, Hawaii, Kansas State, Nevada, San Diego State, and UNLV in extending a verbal offer.
“An offer from OSU carries a lot of weight. It’s a great program in one of the best conferences. My stepdad and I had a private meeting with Coach Woods right before the spring game and he told me he was impressed with my film, so he gave me an offer.”
With the offer from Oregon State, it brought him up to 14 offers and more are to be expected. Jacob recently participated in Nike’s The Opening Los Angeles regional event, where he posted the highest testing score of any offensive lineman and 10th highest score overall.
While new college programs seem to be emerging every week in Isaia’s recruitment, Oregon State seems to be on good footing moving forward as he is already looking forward to making a return trip up north.
“I definitely want to take another visit to OSU. We had to leave as soon as the game was over but I’d really like to spend more time on campus next time.”