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Brandon Jacobs

The recruitment of prep stars has become such a long and drawn out process that relationships are byproducts. The time and energy both parties put into making such an important decision create a bond that is not easily dissipated. Alas, when the unfortunate occurs--in this case an icon steps down--there is collateral damage, and it is usually at the expense of the prospect.

Scout caught up with Brandon Jacobs, who just so happened to be out car-shopping (his birthday is on Monday), and the pain in his voice was almost tangible. "I'm very surprised that it happened," a sincere Jacobs said. "Coach Knox just came by my house Monday... Recommended Stories

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