Jacobs Ready for Another Trip to Rutgers

DePaul Catholic (Wayne, N.J.) defensive back Davon Jacobs is up to 11 offers, including an early one from Rutgers, and he is slated to be on campus later this week. Jacobs spoke to ScarletReport.com to update his recruitment, including a time frame for making a decision, as well as offer insight into what he will be looking for when he visits the Rutgers campus.

DePaul Catholic High (Wayne, N.J.) defensive back Davon Jacobs didn't make Rutgers' junior day in January, but he is making up for it with multiple visits to campus.

With spring break this week, the 6-foot-2, 180-pound Jacobs is planning a Thursday trip to Rutgers to watch practice, meet with the coaching staff and learn more about the academic side of things.

"I think I've been to Rutgers five times," Jacobs said. "I like them, in general. I like that fact that it's close to home, and they have good academics."

The contact Jacobs has with Rutgers is constant, and the coach he speaks with the most of defensive backs coach Jeff Hafley.

"I talk to Rutgers a lot on the phone, and I talk to UConn as well," said Jacobs, who also speaks with coach Greg Schiano. "He tells me to come down and visit and he asks me how I'm doing, and how things are going."

When Jacobs arrives for the Thursday morning practice, he will be concentrating on his preferred position in college.

"I want to play cornerback in college. I like playing corner better than I like playing safety," Jacobs said. "I want to see how the players practice at my position, and see what kind of work they do, and what I can pick up from it."

Jacobs holds 11 offers, with his latest coming from Illinois, and could see that number swell when the spring evaluation period begins Friday.

He is coming off a junior season in which he made 61 tackles and had four interceptions, including two for touchdowns. He was a multi-threat player as he returned two kicks for touchdowns and ran 38 times for 311 yards and three scores, and it has plenty of schools interested.

However, Jacobs said he isn't close to making a decision.

"Probably in the middle of my senior season," he said in regards to a decision timetable.


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