Sykes Has Offers on the Table

It's hard to gain the attention of college recruiters after your junior season ends with a 1-10 win-loss record – especially when your high school's enrollment is less than 800 students.

However, coming out of the May Evaluation Period Jacob Sykes, a 6-foot-1, 170-pound wide receiver from Goldsboro (N.C.), has not only caught the eye of college recruiters, but also garnered at least two scholarship offers.

"I have offers from Virginia Tech and ECU," said Sykes. "I talk to Wake Forest coaches and they said they are coming close [to offering], too."

Miami, N.C. State, Virginia, and South Carolina are also hot on Sykes. However, any school seriously interested in landing Sykes better act quickly. His current top three favorites include the schools who have either verbally or officially offered.

"I like Virginia Tech, Wake, and ECU," said Sykes. "They are showing me the most interest and I like their schools' academic wise.

"Probably, right now, Virginia Tech [is my leader], because of their history in athletics."

Sykes will hold out on making a final decision until midway through his senior football season. He wants to be able to weigh all of his offers and options before he settling on a school.

Thus far, Sykes has camped at East Carolina and Wake Forest, and is scheduled to attend Virginia Tech's one-day camp on July 9th.

One of the few bright spots on a 1-win team, Sykes caught 23 passes for 400 yards and three touchdowns.


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