Jacques commits to Memphis on visit

One of the more physically imposing players in the California JUCO ranks this past season was College of the Sequoias OT Kindley Jacques (6-7, 325) and he's become a hot commodity over the past couple months. This past weekend he took a trip to Memphis and the Tigers impressed him enough to get his commitment.

"I committed to them this morning before I left," an excited Jacques told JCFootball.com late Sunday night. "The coaches were really happy I committed and they said they have a spot for me to come in and get playing time really early if I come in ready to compete.

"I just loved the city, the program, the coaches and the players. It's got a really good feel and I'm from the south so I felt pretty much at home with the people there and what they have to offer."

Jacques said that the Tigers want him to come in and play left tackle to protect the quarterback's blind-side and he is more than happy to oblige.

"That's what I do best, it's my specialty," Jacques said with confidence. "I'll do whatever it takes to protect my QB because that's how I make my living."

Jacques, who hails from Fort Lauderdale, Florida, chose Memphis over offers from Oklahoma State, Syracuse, Bowling Green, Marshall and New Mexico State among others.

He said he will finish with his two-year degree in May and plans to enroll for summer quarter at Memphis in July and when he steps on campus, he'll have three years to play two.

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