Jacobs Makes Unofficial Visit to Rutgers

DePaul Catholic High (Wayne, N.J.) defensive back Davon Jacobs was unable to attend Rutgers' junior day because of a previous commitment, but he made it to campus over the weekend for an unofficial visit. Jacobs spoke to ScarletReport.com about his trip, what he learned, which schools are recruiting him and the assistant coach he is connecting with at Rutgers.

A basketball game precluded DePaul Catholic High (Wayne, N.J.) defensive back Davon Jacobs from attending Rutgers' junior day, but he got a sprinkling of what the program was like over the weekend.

Jacobs, who is 6-foot-2, 180 pounds, made an unofficial visit to campus over the weekend to get to know the program better.

"I got a tour of the Hale Center," Jacobs said. "They showed me the weight room, the lounge, everything. (The coaches) were talking to me and asking how I'm doing, and that they want me to keep coming down and visiting."

Jacobs is one of the more visible recruits in a star-studded North Jersey in the 2012 class. He said he holds verbal offers from Rutgers, Boston College, Pittsburgh, Maryland, North Carolina, Virginia and Cincinnati.

One of the reasons Jacobs has so many early offers is his size. He is being recruited to play cornerback and safety, although he acknowledges he doesn't care which position he ultimately plays.

As a junior, Jacobs made 61 tackles and intercepted four passes, two of which he returned for scores. He also averaged 28.8 yards on 27 kick returns, two of which went for touchdowns. Offensively, he carried 38 times for 311 yards and three scores.

"I cover good, "Jacobs said in giving a self-scouting report. "I can stick my guy real good and if I make an interception, I have the ability to take it back to the house. I think I could work on my open field tackling."

Right now, Jacobs is trying to familiarize himself with schools, and he has already formed a good bond with Scarlet Knights defensive backs coach Jeff Hafley.

"I know him from Pittsburgh," Jacobs said. "He's a real good guy. You can talk to him. He's a good person to talk to. …I've been to Rutgers a few times and Boston College."

Jacobs said he likely will attend UConn's junior day later this month, and also wants to make a trip to Maryland.

However, he hasn't even thought about making a decision yet.

"It's way too early," he said. "I'm just looking at schools and seeing what they have to offer."


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