Gavilan's Jacobson is an intriguing prospect

A player who has come out of nowhere this spring to wind up on several recruiting radars is Gavilan OT Wade Jacobson (6-6, 308) who had an outstanding day at the Nor Cal JCFootball.com combine a few weeks ago. We caught up with the talented line prospect and he updated us on the schools recruiting him and why he's staying with the Rams for another season even though he's available to leave now...

Jacobson was a full-qualifier out of Hollister High School in California, but he had decided to play baseball and go to culinary school and gave up the game. However after he received some advice about continuing his football career he came back around and he told JCFootball.com recently he's happy he did.

"I wanted to go to Culinary School and become a chef," Jacobson said with a chuckle recently. "I was set on playing baseball and doing that, but after I talked to some people and school, they told me I should continue playing football so I went out for it and now I can't get enough of it and I'm really happy I did it."

As a freshman for Gavilan in 2008, Jacobson started every game, playing mostly right tackle for the Rams.

"I had a good season," Jacobson said. "We played out of the Wing-T in high school so I was really good at run blocking, but I have quick feet and long arms so I actually think I'm a better pass-blocker than run-blocker right now."

At the JCFootball.com Combine held at Chabot College two weeks ago, Jacobson was one of the top performers, posting a 5.3 forty time, a 4.55 short-shuttle, a 23-inch vertical and 18 reps of 225 pounds on the bench.

He was also dominant in the one-on-one drills, not allowing anyone to get past him.

On the recruiting front, Jacobson said schools from across the west have started recruiting, but one in particular has set itself apart.

"Nevada is the one recruiting me the hardest and the one I'm talking to the most right now," Jacobson said. "One of the guys who is going to be working with us this year (Clayton Johnson) just graduated from there and he told the coaches there about me.

"San Jose State is another school recruiting me and UCLA, Washington, Arizona State, Arizona, Texas Tech and West Texas have all talked to me about things and have been by our practices."

Because he was a full-qualifier out of high school, Jacobson is a player who could leave at any time, but he's been counseled to work another year on his technique and strength so he can maximize his potential. So, taking that into consideration, the talented offensive line prospect will play for the Rams this fall and then hopes to sign with a school in December and he'll have three years to play two wherever he ends up.

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