With scholarship offers from 16 Division I schools, Taivon Jacobs has plenty to think about when it comes to making a college decision.
And that’s exactly what he plans on doing the rest of the summer when he’s not working out or running track. The speedy wide receiver – many have dubbed him the fastest prospect in Maryland in the class of 2013 – wants to dwindle his list of 16 suitors down to a top five before the end of summer and the start of his senior season at Suitland.
“I’m going to narrow my list down soon,” Jacobs said. “I don’t know the exact date but definitely before the end of the summer. I want to make a top five.”
Jacobs will take his final visit of the summer Friday, a one-day camp at Auburn, before starting the process of trimming his list. With offers from much more heralded programs, such as Florida State, Miami, Michigan State, Notre Dame and Ohio State, do the Terps stand a chance to make it in his top five?
“Oh yeah, most definitely,” Jacobs said. “I’m definitely interested in them. It’s good to stay in your home town and play for your home school, put on for your city.”
As for who will eventually make it into his top five, Jacobs was noncommittal. However, he did concede the coaches he has been in touch with the most are Zach Smith from Ohio State, Lee Hull from Maryland, Daron Roberts from West Virginia and Scott Booker from Notre Dame.
“Me and coach Hull have a great relationship,” Jacobs said. “We always talk, and he’s always messaging me on Facebook. We keep in touch all the time.”
At 5-foot-10, 160-pounds, Jacobs runs the 40-yard dash in the 4.3-second range. As a junior, he recorded 35 catches for 921 yards and 13 touchdowns.