Another Camp, Another Offer for Jacobs

Heading into June, Vince Jacobs was a virtual unknown to the recruiting world. But, after camp performances at Wake Forest and Vanderbilt, Jacobs earned two scholarship offers and the interest from regional college coaching staffs.

This past weekend Jacobs set out to continue his offer-yielding-camp-performance trend in Charlottesville.

"I just got an offer from Virginia," said Jacobs. "I have been thinking about Virginia for a while and I got information about one of their camps. I ended up going to one of their three-day camps, but only went for Sunday. I participated in their senior workout from 11 to 1.

"After they took our forties, broad jump and stuff like that, they pulled me to the side and I had a personal workout with Coach Mike Groh and the tight end coach. After that they took me on a tour of the campus. And then I had a long meeting with Coach [Al] Groh and that was when he offered me a scholarship."

Before the UVA offer, Jacobs, a 6-foot-7, 215-pound tight end from Charlotte (N.C.) Providence Day, had been favoring Wake Forest, but things have changed.

"Virginia was always in the front of Wake Forest and Vanderbilt from the beginning," said Jacobs. "Now they are just officially the favorite now that they've offered.

"[Virginia] has pretty much been a tight end factory. One of the stats Coach Groh gave me said the two tight ends that just graduated this year, their catches combined were more than all the ACC tight ends combined. So I mean they use their tight ends so that's an exciting thing.

"Another thing, they get a lot of kids that – like Coach was saying – reminds them of me like a tall, slender, 6-7, 215 [pound], build and they can do a lot with it."

Jacobs's next and most likely final camp is July 8th for Georgia Tech's one-day camp. There is a small possibility that he will camp at North Carolina and/or N.C. State, but Jacobs is looking to have his decision squared away shortly after attending Georgia Tech's camp.


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