Two offers on the table for Jacobson

We spoke with Gavilan OT Wade Jacobson (6-6, 300) in the spring and he was a player that schools were showing interest in, but he hadn't received any offers to that point. However, things have change and two schools have extended full-rides and more could be on the way...

"I got offered by North Carolina and San Jose State a little while ago," Jacobson told recently. "I'm also hearing from Oregon, Oregon State, San Diego, Tennessee, UCLA, Washington, Arizona, Arizona State, Texas State, Utah and Iowa State too.

"They all like my size and my athleticism. They are all recruiting me pretty hard, but right now those are my two offers."

Jacobson admitted he's happy to have the first two offers under his belt.

"It takes a lot of pressure off honestly," Jacobson said. "Now I know, no matter what, I have offers from at least two good schools to go and play ball at the highest level.

"It's real exciting, but I'm going to wait, work hard and see what else I have come in and then I will set up some official visits and check everything out before I decide anything."

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 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 Combine held at Chabot College in early May, 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.

Since he was a full-qualifier, Jacobson can leave at any time, but he plans to play for the Rams this fall and then sign in December. Whoever he signs with he'll have three years to play two once he steps on campus.

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