Jacobs Hopes to Visit for West Virginia

Since verbally committing to Rutgers in late June, DePaul (Wayne, N.J.) cornerback Davon Jacobs is enjoying the peace and quiet related to the end of recruiting. Midway through his senior season on the football field, Jacobs spoke with ScarletReport.com to talk life after commitment and his thoughts on the Rutgers defense.

Davon Jacobs has yet to see the Rutgers defense live since his verbal commitment this summer, but hopes that chance comes Saturday when the Scarlet Knights host West Virginia.

DePaul (Wayne, N.J.) plays the majority of its games on Saturdays during college football times, but as a rare Friday-night matchup tomorrow leaving Jacobs' schedule free for kickoff of the Rutgers game.

"I'm really hoping to make it for the game," Jacobs said. "I'm not sure yet, but I feel like I need to see this defense playing live. They're amazing to watch on TV. ... I want to see the real thing."

Jacobs said he watched Rutgers play against Pittsburgh and Louisville on TV.

"I like the way the defense plays," he said. "Fast, aggressive, it's my kind of defense."

Jacobs was part of a slew of commitments in late June and said the time since then has been both exciting and relaxing.

"To be honest, I just feel so much less stress," Jacobs said. "I made my choice. I'm very happy with it and now I can just focus on my senior year. It's quieter."

A strong relationship with position coach and recruiter Jeff Hafley has continued since commitment, Jacobs said. Though he has not visited campus since training camp, Jacobs says he still talks frequently with Hafley.

"I can't wait for the chance to play with him next year," Jacobs said. "He's just a cool guy. I like him a lot."

Injuries kept Jacobs off the field for DePaul for the first half of the season, but he recently received a clean bill of health from the team doctors and scored a touchdown last weekend in a victory over Tenafly.

"It was really frustrating for me not to play," Jacobs said. "I've practiced and played with these guys for three years and to not suit up and watch them on the sidelines was tough. ... Being back is great. I scored my first touchdown, I'm getting involved in the offense and we've won six in a row."

Jacobs plays multiple positions on offense and defense for DePaul, but the 6-foot-2, 185-pounder will play cornerback at Rutgers next year. Jacobs plans to officially visit the campus after the season ends and said he remains a solid verbal commitment.

"I'm a Scarlet Knight," he said. "I can't wait."

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