QB Omar Jacobs Update

"Just take a look at the division I schools with their heads up their butts, and those are the ones that aren't looking at him," said Atlantic Community High School Head Football Coach Keith Tillman on Saturday evening when we sat with him and an assistant at an area football game in Florida.

"He's legit. He really is."

Jacobs threw for over 2000 yards and 25 touchdowns last season.

"He'll be a great quarterback and can play in any system that has a football. If there's a ball, he'll make sure it goes into the endzone. He likes to throw it but he can run it in too. He's 6-4 210 and definitely the real deal. Bobby Hauck (Washington Safeties coach who recruits Florida) has been down to see him, and he'll be back."

Atlantic is 3-0 under their new head coach, off to a great start. Jacobs is a big reason why.

"Omar is smart and is just focusing on the season right now. He's not thinking about college right now, not until after the season is over. He's got the grades, he's already received a qualifying SAT score, so he'll be ready to go once it's time."

Jacobs is wide open when it comes to schools of choice, and he has so many choices that there are too many to list. Washington is certainly one of them and Coach Tillman is familiar with Bobby Hauck, as he was the defensive coordinator at Pope John Paul II high school, the same school that produced John Anderson, Rich Alexis, and Charles Frederick. Jacobs has played hoops with Alexis.

"Omar right now is up for grabs. I told him to take all five visits and to see what he can. He deserves that. What sells him is when you meet him. He's a coach's dream. He's a competitor, he has great work ethic, and he's a leader. When coaches meet him, that's when they decide that they need to have him," said Tillman.

"You gotta come see this guy and meet him."

Atlantic will have two of the top safety prospects in the State of Florida next season as well. Juniors Brandon Owens and Steve Allen are already getting a ton of attention from college coaches. Owens is 6-2 and 190 pounds and Allen is 6-1 and 190 pounds and both intimidate receivers that come into their territory. "Everybody thinks they are seniors, they look like grown men. Come on down and see them when Washington comes back down here to make up the game with Miami and you'll see what I mean," said Tillman.

Sounds like a plan.

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