Milan lineman offered by Vanderbilt

Two weeks ago, Vanderbilt became the first program to officially offer 2017 Milan (TN) offensive lineman Jacob Rimmer.

Jacob Rimmer Profile

This past weekend, the 6’7 260 pound tackle made his way up to Nashville to unofficially visit the Vanderbilt campus and he came away more than impressed and he can’t wait to make it back.

“The coaches at Vanderbilt invited me up for visit on Saturday where I was able to tour the campus but also take in a practice. I can’t tell you how much fun I really had. The coaches were very inviting and seemed excited to have me there. I felt wanted there and it was fun getting the chance to see the team practice and how they go about business. I am already ready to came back for another visit. I am not sure when it will be but I can’t wait to get back,” said Rimmer.

The visit to campus last weekend solidified Rimmer’s thoughts about Vanderbilt and places the Commodores as a strong contender for his services.

“I am very high on Vanderbilt,” he said. “I have a long way to go with my recruitment but I honestly have strong thoughts about Vanderbilt and what it would mean to attend college there. It does mean a lot to me that Vanderbilt was my first offer. To have an SEC school become my first offer but also be from a school of high academic standards, means a lot to me and I won’t forget who believed in me first. Yes, Vanderbilt is one of my top schools and I plan to remain in touch with them as much as I can.”

Hailing from West Tennessee, Rimmer is a rising prospect in the 2017 class that is sure to add more and more high quality offers as his stock continues to grow.

Vanderbilt was the first school to notice Rimmer’s abilities both on and off the field. The 2017 lineman is an outstanding student inside the classroom and already posts the grades worthy of attending college on West End.

Rimmer himself see’s Vanderbilt as an excellent opportunity to not only play high level college football but also earn a degree from a prestigious college that could benefit his future in many ways.

“I really does feel like an honor to have this offer from Vanderbilt because I know how much a degree from them could help me with my future,” he said. “I am big on my grades and how well I perform in the classroom. Don’t get me wrong, I am big on football as well but I know earning an education is very important as well.”

After pulling in an SEC offer, Rimmer is primed to see his recruiting take an upward trajectory within the near future.

Besides the offer and interest from Vanderbilt, Rimmer is also garnering attention from a few other SEC schools as well as a few others.

“I have mainly been in contact with Vanderbilt, Mississippi State, Tennessee, MTSU and Memphis. I think a few more schools may try to get involved soon but since Vanderbilt offered me, I actually haven’t heard much from anyone else. That’s okay because I know this is a long process I am going through and things will happen in time. I am fine with where my recruitment is and I am just happy to finally have a college offer in hand.”

Rimmer is an interesting prospect for many reasons. He fits the mold of a Vanderbilt prospect and the Commodores targeted him early for a reason.

It’s hard to find good offensive lineman, especially ones that are not only good on the football field but also in the classroom as well. Look for the West Tennessee lineman to become one of the top targets for the Vanderbilt staff going forward and eventually become one of the top prospects from the state of Tennessee for the 2017 class.

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