Ohio State Football: Buckeyes Land Speedy WR Taivon Jacobs

Ohio State Lands Highly Touted Maryland WR

7/19/12 in NCAAF   |   Tyler_Waddell   |   407 respect

Moments ago, speedster Taivon Jacobs gave Urban Meyer and the Ohio State Buckeyes their 15th commitment for the recruiting class of 2013.Blog Photo - Ohio State Football: Buckeyes Land Speedy WR Taivon Jacobs

Jacobs is an all-around player for his high school squad, recruited by Ohio State as an athlete. He plays wide receiver, cornerback and is a home run threat in the return game.

But with the need for playmakers at receiver, Meyer will likely utilized him in his spread offense in the slot—especially with his deadly speed.

While participating at Buckeye summer camps, Jacobs was hand-timed at a 4.35 40-yard dash, which has helped him dominate opponents at the high school level.

Jacobs joins fellow athlete Jalin Marshall as the next pair of Ohio State receivers, but it is uncertain at this point what position they will fill. Both are of similar playing style: neither possess overwhelming size (Jacobs at 5'10", 165 and Marshall at 5'11", 200), they own incredible speed and versatility, and can contribute all over the field.

One thing is for certain though—he adds a powerful punch to Meyer's class of 2013. Just check out his junior highlight tape.

Jacobs, a 3-star prospect according to Rivals, picked the Buckeyes over Maryland and West Virginia. He also held offers from Florida State, Miami (Fla.), Michigan State, Notre Dame, North Carolina, Nebraska, among others.


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