Charlotte (N.C.) Providence Day tight end Vince Jacobs took an unofficial visit to Virginia last weekend to witness their impressive upset of No. 4 Florida State. The 6-foot-7, 218-pounder with 4.6-second speed has committed to North Carolina last summer, but he has begun to open up his recruiting again.
"It was a great game last weekend and a big win for Virginia," he said. "They had a big-time crowd and atmosphere there and it was a fun game to be at. It was electric in the stadium and very exciting. Everyone was really into it and I liked that. It was interesting to see how much Virginia used the tight end. My dad and I counted 10 balls that were thrown to the tight ends. That's obviously very exciting to see and something good about Virginia."
The three-star prospect was able to get some time with coaches.
"I talked to the majority of the staff, but I really liked talking to Mike Groh and coach Price," he said. "They were both really nice people and they talked to me about how much they use the tight end and how they'd like to have me down there."
How open is Jacobs in his recruiting?
"It was a nice visit to go there, but I'm still really firm on North Carolina," he said. "I do plan to take three official visits to North Carolina, Virginia and Clemson somewhere in the January time frame. I'm looking to schedule them in the next few weeks. The only way they'll overtake Carolina is if I get an overwhelming feeling when I'm on campus. I will also pay close attention to the depth charts to see who is there and who is coming. I want to go to a school where I can play and compete for a spot."
This season the No. 19 tight end has lived up to expectations.
Vince Jacobs VideoClick "Our team is 6-2 and tied for first in the conference, while I have 30 catches for 340 yards and five touchdowns," he said. "I'm pretty excited and I took a big step forward and the team is doing well. I can tell my weight training and speed is a lot better than last year, now I'm running a 4.5 or 4.6-second 40-yard dash."Here to view this Link.