Jacobs Enjoys Rose Bowl

The four-star safety from Arroyo Grande (Calif.), Seth Jacobs, soaked in the atmosphere at his first game at the Rose Bowl...

Arroyo Grande (Calif.) safety Seth Jacobs (6-2, 210), got to experience his first college football game as a recruit over the weekend, trekking to the Rose Bowl for UCLA's game with Texas.

"It was a good experience and was really nice," said Jacobs. "We had breakfast and talked with some coaches and other players. I took my family. It was cool being there. I'd never been to the Rose Bowl so it was quite an experience. It was cool. I talked with Coach (Clark) Lea, Coach (Jim) Tresey and Coach (Rick) Neuheisel. UCLA is one of the schools recruiting me the hardest."

Jacobs has one official visit set, to Arkansas later this fall. Otherwise, the rest of his visits will be later in the year.

"I'm going to Arkansas on November 5th for their Homecoming game with South Carolina," said Jacobs. "I'm really looking forward to that. And I'll be going to Cal for an unofficial later in the season. We'll play it by ear. I'll take the rest of my officials in late December or early January. I'm taking Arkansas during the season because it's during my bye week."

Jacobs said a number of schools are aggressively recruiting him.

"The schools recruiting me the hardest are UCLA, Oregon, Arkansas, Arizona State and Oregon State too," said Jacobs. "Coach Riley came to one of our games."

One of Jacobs' teammates, quarterback Brent Vanderveen, is a commit to Oregon State.

"We joke around about all going to the same school but it's not something we pressure each other into. We're going to go to places that fit us well. Oregon State, it's a good fit for Brent. Who knows if it's a good fit for all of us? Whatever decision I make is the best for me."

Jacobs said that, for now, he's wide open, and will start to pare his list down in the weeks ahead.

"I'll probably narrow it down mid-season, when I start seeing the teams more and then I'll start calling schools, thanking them for the opportunity, and eliminate some," said Jacobs. "I will definitely take all five visits though."

On the year, Jacobs is having a fine season, with 40 tackles in three games, including 24 in the opener, and has scored a touchdown in each of the three contests.

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