The college destination of Seth Jacobs from Arroyo Grande was a hot topic on Wednesday morning and well into the afternoon, for that matter. The senior linebacker answered the lingering questions later in evening, however, when he picked Oklahoma State.
Jacobs announced his plans for the next level by choosing the hat of the Cowboys. Tough luck for both Arkansas and Colorado, the other programs in the final three for the 6-foot-1, 205-pounder. Signs point to playing the next four years in Stillwater as being the best fit.
“I picked Oklahoma State, my decision was tough, I'm glad it's over now,'' Jacobs said. “I had a great visit to the campus recently, liked all of the coaches and the facilities. I feel like it's a good place for me to be. I think I can come in and make an impact right away.''
The trip to Oklahoma State took place earlier this month. Before that, Jacobs visited Colorado and Arkansas. Another program in the mix appeared to be nearby UCLA. The Bruins, however, entered the picture too late. Jacobs' list had already been narrowed down.
“I thought about UCLA, and there were some things I liked. In the end, I didn't think it was a good fit,'' Jacobs said. “I appreciate the fact the Bruins recruited me though.''
Turns out, UCLA coach Jim Mora could not contend with the Cowboys. Once his mind was made up, there was no turning back for Jacobs. At least now, there will be no more questions about where he'll be playing. Oklahoma State was the answer people were looking for.
Sean Ceglinsky covers preps for ESPNLosAngeles.com. Follow him on Twitter.