Jacobs Decommits

Back in late May, Vince Jacobs made a verbal committed to Appalachian State to play basketball. However, two division I-A programs – Vanderbilt and Wake Forest – recently came knocking for football.

The new development has forced Jacobs, a 6-foot-7, 210-pounder tight end from Charlotte (N.C.) Providence Day, to reopen his recruitment.

"I've been doing a lot of thinking about the college selection process," said Jacobs. "I decided that it would be best that I would decommit at this time so that I can make a good confident decision about my college choice.

"I'm still considering basketball, it's just something I wanted to sit back and take a good look at everything without the pressure of the commitment."

Jacobs's basketball options include William and Mary, Appalachian State, North Carolina A&T, Elon, and Liberty.

After attending camps at Vanderbilt and Wake Forest, Jacobs jumped onto the football recruiting scene with performances that earned him scholarship offers.

Jacobs had hoped to continue that trend this past week at Clemson's individual camp, but the rain cut the day short. He has no plans to reschedule with the Tigers, but figures to attend camps at Virginia on June 26th, Georgia Tech on July 9th and North Carolina on July 15th.

After wrapping up this summer camping schedule, Jacobs plans to sit down with his parents and choose a school that is best suited for him regardless of sport. At this point, one school owns a commanding lead.

"Wake Forest is sticking out a lot – they're high in the lead right now," said Jacobs. "The class that I'll be coming in with there will only be one tight end and so far I'm the only tight end that they've offered. If I were to commit I'll be the only one in that class and that is always a plus. And the program is on the rise. It's just an exciting opportunity."

In addition to the Demon Deacons, Jacobs is considering Vanderbilt, Clemson, Mississippi State, North Carolina, and Virginia.


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