**Chalk One Up For Zach … On Thursday morning, wide receiver Taivon Jacobs (District Heights, Md./Suitland) committed to Ohio State over scholarship offers from Maryland and West Virginia. The Terrapins were Jacobs’ second choice and he admitted it was not easy telling them no.
Jacobs called Meyer and gave him the good news on Thursday morning, and he also called Smith. Jacobs said Smith was “very excited” to get the good news and told Jacobs he had made his day.
For Smith it was a double win. Not only did Smith win being the coach that recruited Jacobs, but he also wins in being the position coach that Jacobs will play for. Many national recruiting analysts have said Smith recruited Jacobs harder than any other coach in the country.
**Star Gazing … So, when Jalin Marshall was downgraded from a five-star recruit to a four-star, what exactly were the experts at 247Sports trying to say? Were they suggesting that Marshall won’t be an elite college player?
No. The “star ranking” is all about projecting where a player will be taken in the NFL Draft a few years down the line.
“Basically, Marshall went from a first-round projection to a …
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