18 in 18: DB Davon Jacobs

ScarletReport.com's next stop on the "18 in 18" is at DePaul (Wayne, N.J.) Catholic where defensive back Davon Jacobs is ready to enroll at Rutgers. Jacobs committed to Rutgers last summer and discussed his excitement to enroll and anticipated role on the team.

Three-star defensive back Davon Jacobs made his verbal commitment to Rutgers last summer and has been preparing for June 24 ever since.

Set to enroll at Rutgers in three weeks, the DePaul (Wayne, N.J.) Catholic product does not know the details on his future position, but plans to make an early impact.

"I'm not really sure," Jacobs said. "I haven't had a lot of interaction with the coaches. I'm just looking to play, really.

"I'm just looking for an opportunity to earn a spot, but if I had a choice, I'd want them to play me at free safety. I'm pretty comfortable there. I think I can make an impact."

Jacobs became friends with many of the recruits in the North Jersey area during his recruitment. After seeing them as opponents at camps and in games, he is excited to be on their side in the upcoming training camp.

"It's definitely exciting because I've seen a lot of them play and they're great," he said. "I've played against some of them and I just can't wait to play with them and be on a team that talented."

Watching the coaching change at Rutgers was tough for Jacobs, he said, especially after building close relationships with head coach Greg Schiano and assistant Jeff Hafley. Sticking with Rutgers was a no-brainer, he said, but he wants to get to know his new coaches.

"I've met [head coach Kyle Flood] and he's a really good guy," Jacobs said. "It's going to be an honor to play for him … I'm going to miss Coach Hafley, but I know I'll like the new coaches. It's the same Rutgers that it always was. I know [defensive coordinator Robb Smith]. He's a really cool guy."

Jacobs has not had frequent contact with the staff, but said he is closely following the workout and study plans provided upon National Signing Day.

"I've just been listening to the coaches, doing what they tell me to do to get ready," Jacobs said. "I'm working harder than ever at our facility and really getting after it."

Jacobs said he is all set academically and registered for classes beginning June 24. Upon enrollment, Jacobs said his main focus will be starting strong in the classroom so that he feels prepared heading into August training camp.

"This is definitely exciting for me," Jacobs said. "I've been out of school for like two weeks and I'm ready to get to college. I'm going to enjoy getting away, but I won't be that far away, so it should be great. … I really can't wait, wait to be a Scarlet Knight."


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