September 27, 2011

Jacobs Comes Away Impressed

The Texas A&M Aggies had their first major match-up of the season last Saturday when they hosted visiting Oklahoma State in a match-up of top ten teams. Despite coming out on the short end on the field the Aggies could have layed the ground work to land the services of several of the many top recruits that were on hand.

One of those top targets on campus on his official visit was East Mississippi Community College defensive lineman Damien Jacobs who not only got to see some old friends but also got to experience game day in College Station for the first time and he came away impressed.

"The atmosphere there was kind of live," said the Rivals four-star prospect. "It kind of impressed me. I got a chance to visit some with some current guys I've known. I hung out with Gavin Stansbury, who I know from back in high school and I know Pat (Aggie offensive lineman Patrick Lewis) from back there too, so I know a few of those guys already."

Despite the Aggies coming away on the short end of the score, Jacobs still got a chance to see what the team looked like on the field as well as how he might be able to help out if he were there.

"Well I think they are a pretty good team," he said Monday. "They played hard in that first half and I think they kind of got relaxed some in the second half. They seemed like they got away from what they were doing in the first half and Oklahoma State picked up the tempo and the defense played a lot of snaps in that third quarter."

"Well the area that I saw that I thought I could really help is how their defensive line got worn down," he added. "I think I could have helped them there with better depth. In that type of football the defensive linemen are really the only position that is going to get rotated a lot so you need to have plenty of good players there."

Jacobs also took the opportunity to clear up what his current status as a recruit is and it seems the Aggies have a legitimate shot at the talented defender.

"Yea right now I am still committed to Tennessee but I am still checking some things out, checking A&M out seeing how things end up with them. They are still in the mix," he said. "Right now I do not have any more visits scheduled but I could take a couple more if needed. Right now I don't really have a time frame as to when I will make a final decision."

Closer to home Jacobs and his current teammates are off to a fast start and he thinks they could be the top team at their level.

"Right now we are 4-0 and we are ranked number 14 in the nation," he said of their current status. "Our biggest rival that we play is Gulf Coast Mississippi Community College and we already beat them this year. I haven't seen everybody of course but your probably not going to see a more talented JUCO team than we are this year."

Through his first four games this season Jacobs has racked up 28 tackles including seven for a loss. He currently holds offers from Ole Miss, Mississippi State, Florida State, Tennessee and Texas A&M.

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