Wide receiver Taivon Jacobs (District Heights, Md./Suitland) attended the Ohio State Senior Advanced Camp on June 23. Less than a month later he is a Buckeye.
Jacobs caught 35 passes and scored 19 times during his junior season
Moments ago Jacobs announced he has committed to Ohio State over scholarship offers from Maryland and West Virginia. Jacobs called coaches from all three schools this morning and gave them the news of his decision.
"Coach (Urban) Meyer was very excited," Jacobs said. "He said I'm going to help build the program. I'll play wide receiver and return kicks. If he needs me to play defense I will."
Jacobs has been recruited by Zach Smith and spoke with him and Meyer when he was in Columbus late last month. The OSU coaches made it clear to Jacobs that they wanted to see him become a Buckeye. Jacobs also visited Ohio State in the spring.
The 5-foot-10 and 160-pound Jacobs played wide receiver, running back, cornerback and safety, and returned punts and kickoffs during his junior season. He caught 35 passes with 13 touchdowns and had 19 total touchdowns.
Jacobs estimated he has 17 scholarship offers including Ohio State, Maryland, West Virginia, Michigan State, Notre Dame, Florida State, Miami and Virginia.
"At the end of the day I could pick only one school," Jacobs said. "I picked the best team for me - the one that fits my abilities best."
Jacobs is Ohio State commitment No. 15 for a recruiting class that is expected to number close to 20 come National Signing Day. He is ready to begin his Buckeye career with the goal being winning a national championship.
"I'm on board," Jacobs said. "I'm ready to go up there and get a crystal ball."