Jacob Orth Makes His Decision - SJSU

When Inside Sparta last spoke with offensive lineman Jacob Orth of the College of San Mateo, he had been invited to join the Spartans as a preferred walk-on. However, he was undecided at the time if he would accept, as several lower division schools were talking about scholarship offers. The older brother of incoming freshman James Orth will join his sibling at SJSU. Also, check out the video.

Offensive lineman Jacob Orth of the College of San Mateo is the older brother of incoming freshman safety James Orth. The elder Orth will be joining his younger brother on the San Jose State football team this summer.

"I've got an apartment in San Jose, and Friday will be my last day in San Mateo," Orth told Inside Sparta on Tuesday. "I'll be at the first workout at 5:00 in the morning on June 1."

While James will come in as a scholarship athlete, Jacob was invited as a preferred walk-on. What that means is that he was invited to join the team now, with the possibility of earning a scholarship at some point.

Jacob was getting attention from a few lower division schools, primarily Winston-Salem State in North Carolina. However, nothing ever materialized from that.

"They were supposed to call me the day after I spoke to you," Orth said. "They never called. Iowa Wesleyan called (on Monday) but it's way too late for that, I'm going to San Jose State."

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