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Vanderbilt picks up another standout defender

<b>Greg Jacobs</b> is a player that has excellent size and speed. He will be a defensive end on the next level, and he has made a commitment to Vanderbilt.

Vanderbilt has added another good prospect to an already solid recruiting effort for 2003. Defensive end Greg Jacobs, ranked a 3 star recruit by theinsiders.com has pledged his services to the Commodores. At 6-2 and 240 pounds with a 4.65 forty, Jacobs could play either linebacker or defensive end, but as he keeps growing he will find he is best suited to play with his hand on the ground. Jacobs is also a standout baseball player, and he may play both in college. That is something he hasn't really discussed with the coaches yet.

"I just got back from Nashville," said Jacobs. "I really like the school. The academics are great. My parents love it there. I committed to them for all of those reasons, plus they are trying to rebuild the program. I think they are on their way up. I really like the position coach, David Turner, that I'll be working with."

Jacobs is planning on taking official visits this fall, but that fact is arising more out of environment than a desire to keep looking at schools. "I already talked with the coaches about taking other official visits. You see, here are Fork Union Military Academy, we don't really get out much on the weekends unless we are visiting a college or something. So I plan on taking some official visits, because it sure beats sitting around here and scrubbing bathrooms or something on the weekends," Jacobs added with a laugh. "But yeah, I'm pretty solid with Vanderbilt."

Jacobs already had offers from Vanderbilt and Virginia Tech, and like most early commitments, the calls from other schools will more than likely begin to heat up. Jacobs chose Vanderbilt over Virginia Tech, North Carolina, Boston College, Maryland, and Connecticut.

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