Southlake (Texas) Carroll wide receiver McKay Jacobson knows all about winning and that's exactly the path his nationally ranked high school team is continuing this year.
After winning the state championship last year and finishing off the year rated by many as the top high school team in the nation, the 6-foot, 183-pound Jacobson's Carroll team is now on to the next round of the playoffs versus Plano. After making an early commitment to BYU, Jacobson can now focus on the task at hand.
"Each week, we watch a whole lot of film of whoever we're playing," Jacobson said. "We just watch whatever is there and those are the plays we run. We don't really change anything for that team. Here or there, there are some differences with man and zone coverage, so that can affect our routes."
"For the most part, we really just do the same thing game in and game out against everybody."
While Jacobson is looking for another state title on the field, he also reflects back on making an early commitment and how that has taken the stress of his season.
"It's been great just to focus on your last year in high school," Jacobson said. "It's very important for me to finish high school on a god note with a title. I'm graduating in about three weeks, so I've got finish, keep winning, and complete our goal to win another state championship."
Jacobson says that BYU was right for him because of how it fit him the best. Other schools have not been afraid to keep recruiting him.
"Oh, you know the schools that have been there from the beginning like Texas Tech, Missouri, Texas A&M, and the in-state schools around the Big 12 are all still contacting me," Jacobson said. "I don't really respond. I mean, if they call, I'll talk."
"I don't really worry about it that much though."
Even though Jacobson and his Carroll team are heavy favorites in every game, they're not looking past their next opponent who has put up outstanding defensive numbers.
"They're a good team," Jacobson said. "We've been watching their film and I think there are some things we can get done out there."
Ed. Note: Jacobson is currently third in class 5A in receiving yards with 1,259. He has caught 77 passes for a 16.4 average and has scored 15 touchdowns.