Northfield, Minn., three-star defensive end Anthony Jacobs is ranked as the top player in the state of Minnesota and he's doing everything to show why he's going to stay up there.
In the first round of the state playoffs, the 6-foot-3, 250-pound strongside defensive end had a big game. He helped Northfield put up 47 points in the first quarter with a sack and two rushing touchdowns.
"We beat Winona," Jacobs said. "We only played really one quarter, because we were blowing them out so bad. To be honest, I was kind of bored out there. We put in the second team and watched the rest of the game from the sidelines."
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Northfield went on to win the game 47-7 and now they'll face Waseca in the second round of the playoffs on Saturday. Jacobs, a very solid Minnesota commitment, is pleased with how the season has gone so far.
"We're 6-3 on the season," he said. "We started out really strong at 4-0 and then dropped two straight, but we're now back on track and peaking at the right time during the playoffs."
Jacobs said he'll work out his official visit to Minnesota following his team's playoff run, but he's definitely excited about his future as a Gopher.
"I always knew that I did not want to go far away from home for school so I knew that I wanted to go to Minnesota or a school in a state that was close," he said. "When they offered me the scholarship it was very exciting to know that I would be able to play at home close to my family.
"I'm still excited about my decision, and I can't wait to get up there and make an impact."