Defensive Line Coach Odell Haggins under the edict of Florida State Head Coach In Waiting Jimbo Fisher to re-stock the defensive line with big bodies added another today. Good to see some of FSU's Louisiana connections come through. FSU was the first school to find this kid. Jacobs had other offers from Ole Miss, Arkansas and Nebraska. Jacobs texted us this morning. He had a blast at the Miami-FSU thriller Monday night, and realizes the potential he has to play very early in his career, due to FSU's embarrassing lack of size along the defensive line. Apparently FSU had him as a silent commitment (if you believe in that type of thing), and asked him to go public this week.
Hometown: Houma, LA
ESPN Rating: 77 Rating
Rivals.com Rating: 3*, 5.7, ATH #42
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Do be concerned if Jacobs gets an LSU offer. The only reason he hasn't committed is because he was waiting on the Tigers.
Portions from ESPN Scouts Inc:
Jacobs is obviously a big kid, but his size on paper is not jaw dropping though. He gets off the ball well and will flash the ability to generate some power from his lower body. He can be a tough kid to move off the ball. He does need to watch his pad level. He shows good natural strength, but can tend to play high. He is very active with his hands and is able to violently shed blockers at times even when he is not in a great position leverage wise. He does though need to be more consistent with his hands. Does not quickly change directions, but when he gets moving in a straight-line towards his target he flashes a solid burst for a big boy. He can create push with a bull rush as a pass rusher. He can be active with his weapons to try and knock the blocker out of his way, but does need to channel his movements at times into more efficient pass rushing moves. Jacobs may be feasting on some lesser opponents in high school, but the kid does have good size and is active for a big man. He needs to clean up aspects of his game, but could develop into a troublesome presence in the trenches.
They highlighted a concern with Jacobs: competition. However some of our guys saw Jacobs at some camps, and he looked good, and FSU desperately needs 8 defensive tackles in this class, and at least 4 of them need to be big bodies.
Jacobs is similar to Vance Walker of Georgia Tech, who was taken in NFL draft this past year by the Atlanta Falcons.
Here's FSU's class, as it now stands:
QB Clint Trickett
WR De'Joshua Johnson
WR Jarred Haggins
TE/ H-Back (optional)
TE/ Hback Tank Sessions
OL Ed Christian
WDE Corey Miller
SDE/DT Tavaris Barnes
SDE/DT Darious Cummings
DE/DT Cameron Irving
DT/NG Damien Jacobs
OLB Telvin Smith
OLB Nigel Terrell
LB Holmes Onwukaife
CB Terrence Brooks
S Chad Abrams
The TomahawkNation.com recruiting map has been updated to reflect the commitment.
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