Jacob Ingle talks Vanderbilt

In June Vanderbilt held their summer football camp and Jacob Ingle was among the talented prospects in attendance. The 6-2, 285 pound OL (Williams HS/Burlington, NC) already holds offers from Ball State, and Elon and he is looking to get an offer from the Commodores.

"The visit went great and I was hoping to get an offer from there," said Ingle. "They told me that they are looking for guys that are 6-4 or 6-5. That's been my biggest thing that has been affecting me is my height. I'm still fine where I am at with the two offers that I have right now. I'm still enjoying the process but it gets a little disappointing sometimes when size becomes a factor. They said they were going to keep looking at me. They are trying to get some other taller guys but they are still looking at me as an interior lineman."

Ingle has had a busy summer so far as he is working hard to get his next offer.

"After Vanderbilt, I attended a session of Tennessee's camp," he said. "I also camped at North Carolina, NC State, and Elon. I'm going to try and get to William and Mary, and Wake Forest in July. North Carolina State said they wanted to evaluate me at camp before they offer me. Wake Forest and North Carolina also said the same thing. I'm kind of just waiting to see how everything plays out."

Playing at Vanderbilt is something that appeals to Ingle; it is also the perfect city for his desired major.

"I like mostly the school and how good of an education that I can get there," he said. "I want to major in music and they have one of the best music schools in the country. Plus it is in Nashville, and it's a really beautiful campus. I'd also get the chance to play in an SEC program which is something I would love to do."

One of the advantages of attending a number of camps is having the opportunity to see what each school has to offer.

"When I go to camps, I look to see just how professionally run that it is and how I can relate with the coaches," said Ingle. "I want to see the technique that they would teach me and I would like to see how good of an education that I can get at the school that I am going to. I'm also looking at campus life and what it's like to live on campus, as well as location and seeing if I should stay in-state or somewhere close to my hometown."

Ingle is in no hurry to make his decision. He's fortunate to have one school that's agreed to wait as long as it takes to get his letter of intent. At the end of the day he wants to make sure he makes the right decision and doesn't stray too far from home.

"Right now, I want to go somewhere in the triangle or somewhere in-state," he said. "Probably UNC, Wake Forest, NC State, or Elon would be my top four right now. I want to wait as long as I can and Coach (Jason) Swepson at Elon told me that I have an offer up until Signing Day. I understand that other schools want you to commit earlier to see what other guys they can get. I would like to wait as long as I can and see where it goes."


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