Jacobs still wants to be a Seminole

After signing with Florida State back in the spring of 2010, current East Mississippi DT Damien Jacobs (6-4, 300) was unable to qualify. However, he never forgot what made him want to be a Seminole and, if things work out the way he hopes, he will sign with FSU in December...

"Right now, I'm not sure what is going to happen, but I know I want to end up back at Florida State if things work out for me to go there," Jacobs told JCFootball.com earlier this week. "I loved the program back when I was in high school and I still like it now.

"Things could change, so you never want to limit what options you have, but at this point, that's what I'm planning to do."

As a standout prep at H.L. Bourgeois High School in Gibson, La., Jacobs garnered offers from schools across the country including Arizona, Arkansas, Mississippi, Nebraska and Texas Tech among others.

"I had offers from a bunch of schools, but I chose FSU because of the coaches and the program," Jacobs noted. "After I signed, I wasn't able to qualify, so (Florida State) sent me to East Mississippi and I've really benefited from coming here."

As a freshman last fall, while playing the three-technique, Jacobs posted 48 tackles, 4.5 tackles-for-loss and two sacks.

"I'm more of a run-stopper, but I've really been working on my pass-rush technique and getting more explosive," Jacobs said. "That's what I've always needed to work on and that's what I've worked on since I got here."

Turning back to recruiting, Jacobs said several schools have been in contact with him as well as his coaches at EMCC and said they want him to know they are interested.

"They just want me to know that I have a place with them if things don't work out for me to go back to FSU," Jacobs said. "Honestly, I'm not really worried about stuff like that right now. I'm taking a lot of credits right now and I want to have a good season. If it works out, it works out, if not, I know I can play ball at the D-1 level and be successful. I have no doubt of that."

Jacobs is on pace to graduate in December and he will have three years to play two wherever he ends up.

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