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OSU might nab WR Jacobs on Thursday

7/18/2012

Ohio State will soon find out whether it has landed another recruit from the 2013 class.

Wide receiver Taivon Jacobs (Forestville, Md./Suitland) told BuckeyeNation he will announce his decision at noon ET Thursday.

The Buckeyes made the cut to his final three, along with Maryland and West Virginia.

While his choice will be made Thursday, Jacobs said the cut down to three was tough and that no one is in the lead right now.

“There isn’t a front-runner yet,” he said. “It was hard making my decision because all these schools gave me an offer and they showed me that they want me. I want to thank them all for the opportunity. It was a hard decision.”

A return specialist as well, the 5-foot-10, 165-pound Jacobs had 35 receptions for 921 yards and scored 13 touchdowns as a junior. He has been clocked at 4.35 seconds in the 40.

Here’s what he had to say about each school:

Maryland: "They were the first school to offer. They showed me love when nobody else did and gave me an opportunity.”

Ohio State: “I have a connection with the wide receiver coach Zach [Smith]. He’s shown me everything. He showed me what I could do for their program. That was my dream school when I was young. When I got the offer, I felt I could help them also.”

West Virginia: “They were in the recruiting process early. They’ve backed off a little bit, but they run the offense that I like.”