Offensive lineman Eric Jobe took in a camp at Virginia Tech on July 9th. What did the 6-foot-2, 271-pounder think of the visit and who is he favoring now?
"I think Virginia Tech is a great program," he said. "They won the ACC last year and that's a tough conference. They are renovating the stadium which will be awesome. They had a lot of good players at the camp, but I did my best to stick out. I didn't get to talk to the coaches too much on my visit there."
Currently, Jobe is favoring his offers.
"I just have two offers from West Virginia and Marshall and those are the ones I consider now because I have the scholarships from them," he said. "West Virginia has a great coaching staff and they've offered me as an offensive lineman. Coach Trickett is one of the best out there for offensive linemen and just working with him during camp, I noticed I was learning a lot. He helped me change my stance and I could tell I benefited from it.
"I haven't had as much contact with Marshall. They offered me based on my game tape. They're definitely a school on the rise as they switch conferences."
Besides the offers, Jobe is very interested by the schools that he camped at including Duke, Northwestern, Vanderbilt, Virginia, Penn State, Pittsburgh and Virginia Tech.
Jobe hasn't decided on official visits yet and will probably make his decision late.
"I don't anticipate waiting until February, but I'll probably decide in December or January."
Now the lineman is focused on the upcoming season.
"Last year we were 4-6, so I'm looking to improve our team record and I want to go out on top," he said. "I'd like to get a winning season under my belt and with a winning season the accolades will come.
"This year I know I need to work on my conditioning. I want to get in better condition and quicker speed. It all has to be incorporated into my training regiment."
The LaPlata, Md. prospect is particularly looking forward to one battle this season.
"I'm really looking forward to playing Lackey," he said. "My top competition this year is J.B. Walton, he is one of the biggest recruits in the nation and when we go against him I can finally see where I rate."
Jobe racked up 87 tackles, 31 for loss, 14 sacks and two interceptions as he was named first team all-conference and all-county on offense and defense. He was also honorable mention all-state.
Jobe should easily qualify with a 4.4 GPA and 1310 SAT.