Saturday, July 25, 2009

Know A Signee: Brandon Jacobs

  • Three star, ranked the 60th best running back on Rivals. Three star, 74th best running back by Scout. Graded a 77/100 by ESPN.com. Ranked 60th on the Rivals Postseason Georgia Top 75.
  • Lilburn, Georgia (Parkview High School)
  • Born: December 8, 1990
  • Committed July 7, 2008
  • 6'1", 230 lbs. 4.52 sec 40 yard dash
  • 2008 stats: rushed for 1,575 yards and 19 touchdowns on 240 carries. Caught 13 passes for 95 yards. Had 37 tackles on defense including seven tackles for a loss and one sack. Hit .511 with seven homers and 16 RBI in baseball. 2007 stats: had around 950 yards on 121carries.
  • Named to 5A All State team by the Atlanta Journal Constitution. Named an Honorable Mention All State as a senior by GSWA. Named Player of the Year by the Touchdown Club of Gwinnett. Named to PrepStar's All Southeast Region Team.
  • Had offers from Auburn, Wake Forest and UAB.
  • Only took an official visit to Auburn.
  • Drafted in the tenth round of the MLB Draft by the Boston Red Sox. Originally was going to sign with Boston for $800,000 but has backed off. Last I saw, he is still deciding but is leaning toward signing with the Red Sox.

3 comments:

  1. He didn't have an offer from Florida??

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  2. What the heck is he waiting for? I would have taken that deal & cashed the check before the ink dried!

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  3. because they didn't offer $800,000 like he said (hours after being drafted)... Jacobs ran his mouth and kinda got left out to dry. He'll either sign with Boston or go to JUCO to play baseball... that way he'll be eligible for the MLB draft sooner.

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