Three-star quarterback holds Hilltopper scholarship for football and baseball

A standout on both the gridiron and diamond, three-star prospect Jacob Free visited WKU on Friday

Brantley (Ala.) quarterback Jacob Free spent much of Friday visiting the Western Kentucky campus and facilities.

Rated as the No. 65 quarterback in the country by, the three-star prospect spent time with members of two coaching staffs while on The Hill. The 6-foot-5, 200-pound athlete also excels on the diamond and hopes to have the chance to play both football and baseball on the college level.

"It went really, really good," he told WKU Insider.  "I enjoyed it. All the facilities were really nice and I enjoyed visiting with the coaches.  There weren't any other recruits there, so I was able to get one-on-one time."

WKU is among the few schools that have offered Free, who pitches and plays shortstop in baseball, for both sports. 

"That's kind of a pretty big thing to me," he explained.  "It's something that I've always wanted to do and they are giving me that opportunity, so that's pretty big."

Louisville, Memphis, UAB, Troy, Vanderbilt, Marshall and Florida Atlantic are among the many others also in the mix.  In April, Free named Louisville and WKU as his two leaders.  He'll camp at Louisville, which has only offered in football, on Saturday.  Free also has upcoming camp plans at Auburn, Alabama and Texas A&M.

While no timeline is set for his eventual college decision, Free admits that it won't be much longer until he makes his choice.

"It won't be to much more drawn out, so it'll be sometime soon," he said.

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