Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Marshall Football: Herd losses Levern Jacobs to Maryland

From the Washington Post:

Levern Jacobs was surprised when Maryland Coach Randy Edsall offered a scholarship during a Wednesday afternoon meeting.

But the former Suitland standout wide receiver knew his answer.

“I thought they would wait til next week or something, but hey, it all starts with a scholarship,” said Jacobs, a one-time Marshall recruit who played this past season at Milford Academy in New Berlin, N.Y. “They surprised me. I’m happy. I wanted to go there already.”

Maryland had made preliminary inquiries about Jacobs at Suitland, but he said that when former assistant coach James Franklin left to become the head coach at Vanderbilt, the Terps stopped recruiting him.

Jacobs, who is 6 feet and 170 pounds, eventually committed to Marshall, but the Thundering Herd wanted him to defer his enrollment, so he went to Milford.

1 comment:

  1. This was an excellent move for my son and makes it much more feasible for us to visit his games. We were very new to the recruitment process with LeVern III but, after talking with a few individuals that had already gone through the GRAY SHIRT process then we knew that his options would open back up... I think that D1 schools opting to recruit talented kids then GRAY SHIRT them with the intensions of bringing more kids is bad process which only hurts the kids!!! So no hard feelings towards Marshall University and I wish Marshall and their coaching staff well in the future but, they definitely lost a talented kid and this I know for sure... In the future hopefully the coaches can be upfront with the parents because they will continue to lose kids to Gray Shirting because of them not being upfront with the parents... If we knew he was going to be GRAY SHIRTED at Marshall he would've never signed on the dotted line and that I know for certain but, as the famous saying goes "Everything happens for a REASON"!!! LoL