Both Rivals and 247 Sports reported yesterday that Forestville (MD) Suitland ATH Taivon Jacobs was down to three schools and would be making his announcement shortly. That announcement came moments ago, as the 5-10/165 prospect made the decision to become the fifteenth member of the Ohio State Buckeyes' recruiting class of 2013.
Jacobs, who chose OSU over finalists Maryland and West Virginia, starts for Suitland as a wide receiver, defensive back, and kick returner. He is being recruited as an athlete by the Buckeyes, but it is expected he will end up at wide receiver, where there is a need for speed.
Having speed is definitely not an issue for Taivon, as when he was in Columbus for summer camp in late June he reportedly ran a hand-timed 4.35 second 40-yard dash. He's used that speed and athleticism to dominate the competition on the field and rack up offers from Florida State, Miami (FL), Michigan State, Notre Dame, UNC, Nebraska, and others in addition to his three finalists.
Jacobs likely joins Jalin Marshall as the two wide receivers in this class, with one more likely on the way. He gives Urban Meyer's team versatility on both sides of the ball, as well as in the special teams game, something Meyer holds of great importance.
Stay tuned to 11W as we will try to catch up with Jacobs soon and continue bring you all the info you need as the Buckeyes try to close out their class of 2013.