"I don't really have a preference position-wise right now," Brandon Jacobs said, "I just want to see how the season goes before I decide which one I want to focus on."
In case you haven't figured it out by now, the discrepancy is that Auburn wants Jacobs as a RB and Wake wants him as a LB.
Some players will limit themselves because they have a definite preference and they refuse to play any other position than the one they are in now. Not Jacobs.
"I really just want to get on the field. I'll do whatever it takes."
Wake is the latest to throw its pitch for the services of this marketable young man from Lilburn, but who else is showing interest?
"I have been receiving a lot of stuff from Georgia, Florida, Clemson, Oregon, Georgia Tech and UCF. Hopefully UCF will offer pretty soon."
I knew Jacobs had been (and still is) pretty busy with all of the attention surrounding recruiting but I soon found out that he is much busier than anyone could have imagined.
He is also a big-time baseball player.
"I am going to Oklahoma to play with Team GA
for a baseball tournament and then I am going to
Lakeland (FLA) for a showcase."
Jacobs knows the difficulty that comes with being a multi-sport star and although he is not sure what kind of impact it will have on his decision, he is familiar with how it is playing out with two other GA HS products.
"Me and Zach Cone actually hit with Xavier Avery the other day. He is good and Sanders Commings is too."
But having a full plate is nothing new to Jacobs and he will continue doing what he has always done: juggle, balance and just give 100%.
"It takes a toll, working on both. I mainly just try to focus on what's in-season and
give everything to that particular sport."
We all know that high-school age kids are durable and pliable but even top-tier athletes need rest. So when does an athlete like Jacobs find time to rest?
"After football season is over I usually go straight into baseball training. I'll take a little while off after baseball season but then it's on to getting ready for football throughout the summer."
With the way that recruiting is today and the need for exposure at an all-time high, prospects must find a way to get on the circuit. Attending camps has become a vital part of the equation, and Jacobs doesn't plan on letting up now.
"I am going to attend Auburn's and GA's camps pretty soon and possibly some more."
Oh yeah...he is also going to retake the SAT on June 7th. He is awaiting results from an earlier attempt and he has a 3.0 GPA in his bag as well.
I don't think college is going to be very hard at all for Mr. Jacobs.
Burke Hayes is the Southeastern Regional Manager for Football Recruiting at Scout.