DB Jacobs Recaps Latest Rutgers Visit

DePaul Catholic High (Wayne, N.J.) defensive back Davon Jacobs made another trip to Rutgers on Thursday to spend a day watching how the program operates. After returning home from the visit, Jacobs spoke to ScarletReport.com about it, including what he learned while watching coach Greg Schiano lead the defense.

Spring break allowed DePaul Catholic High (Wayne, N.J.) defensive back Davon Jacobs to take a morning trip to Rutgers on Thursday, and after returning from his latest visit to campus he spoke about the day.

"When I first got down there they were already in meetings, so I was watching them go over the plays and after that we went to go watch practice," Jacobs told ScarletReport.com. "I got to watch that, and I was talking to some of the coaches. I got to see how they do things, and pick things up."

Jacobs, who is 6-foot-2, 180 pounds, wants to play cornerback in college. He spent much of the practice session watching the defensive backs, which are led by assistant Jeff Hafley and coach Greg Schiano.

And, seeing Schiano so active, involved and excitable during practice is something recruits continually discuss, and it made quite an impression on Jacobs.

"That was pretty cool to see," Jacobs said. "He was really into practice. He's a real good guy. I like him as a person."

Jacobs acknowledged he missed the beginning of the positional meetings because of the time it took him to travel from north Jersey, but his day didn't end when practice concluded around noon.

Instead, he went back to the Hale Center to further build relationships he's established with members of the staff, including Hafley and Schiano.

"I got to hang out with some of the coaches and spend time with them," Jacobs said. "They showed me around the facility."

Jacobs said he is uncertain about other spring trips. He holds offers from Boston College, Illinois, Cincinnati, Connecticut, Maryland, North Carolina, Pittsburgh, UCF, Virginia and West Virginia.

But, with many players beginning to trim their lists or make commitments, is Jacobs ready to narrow his scope of schools?

"Not really," he said. "I'm just trying to take it slow right now."


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