Vandy commit having a great year

Greg Jacobs was one of Vanderbilt's first public commitments this summer. He is doing the Commodores proud at Fork Union Military academy. We knew he could play defensive line, but he has been making his impact felt on offense this year as well. Greg's father Steven Jacobs gave us an update on his season thus far.

"Greg is having a real good season," said Mr. Jacobs. "On defense Last year as a junior he was an 'unknown' and it usually wasn't till the 2nd quarter that he began to get double teamed. This year he is looking at double and triple teams from the first snap and is still leading the team in sacks. The push the entire defensive line is getting has made drop back passing v. FUMA a pretty high risk venture. In fact, in one game, as he came up to the line, the opposing QB would point at Greg, backs and wide outs would shift and the play would be a roll away from Greg's side; he still had 2 sacks in that game."

"A new wrinkle this year is that Greg is playing on offense too. He is the starting fullback. He was FUMA's leading ball carrier until he broke his left hand in practice the week after the third game. He also had a couple of TDs. Since the broken hand (he plays with a fiberglass cast) he hasn't carried the ball once, and his fullbacking chores have consisted entirely of blocking. He only plays on the opening possession of the game or half, short yardage and inside the 20s (going in or coming out)."

Vanderbilt has put together the core of a very good class already this season, and early commitments from players like Marcus Dixon, Jonathan Loyte, and Greg Jacobs helped get the momentum rolling in Vanderbilt's favor this summer. Top Stories