Here is a big reason why:
Jacobs orally committed to Ohio State in July, but he said he has been reconsidering that decision in recent weeks for a variety of factors, including his desire to be close to his one-year-old daughter, Bailey.
“I’ve discussed it over with my family,” Jacobs said. “I want to make the best choice for me. I have a child. I want to make sure I’m a great father and a great player.
Jacobs' older brother, Levern, also plays for Maryland and the recent decision of slot WR Dontre Wilson to commit to Ohio State has to be hanging over his head a bit.
He is definitely a very talented player and has great potential at the college level, but losing him wouldn't be a damaging blow to a class that will likely finish within the top three in the nation.
If Jacobs were to commit to Maryland tomorrow (around 10 AM EST), it would open up a spot for the Buckeyes to further pursue ATH Cornelius Elder or bank the scholarship for the class of 2014.