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Tuesday, February 5, 2013
Taivon Jacobs rides fence before NSD

By Brad Bournival

Ohio State fans will know by 10 a.m. Wednesday whether or not they’ve kept Taivon Jacobs (Forestville, Md./Suitland) in the fold.

A Buckeyes commitment since July, the 5-foot-10, 165-pound, four-star wide receiver is starting to waver a bit.

Should he go to Ohio State, where he could excel in the spread offense, or head to Maryland, where his brother Levern is a wide receiver for the Terrapins?

“I’ve got to think about my family,” Jacobs said. “I want to be a great player, but I also want to be a great father to my one-year-old daughter.

“I’m considering Maryland. I’m not saying I’m going to go there, but that would be a good spot for me. My parents don’t mind me going to Ohio State. They will be there for me regardless. I have a great support system wherever I go.”

What Jacobs is sure of is that the next 20 hours will be difficult.

“This is a life decision you have to make. You have to live with it whatever you do,” he said. “Either way, I’m getting a great education and I’ll be playing with a D-I program. I’m good wherever I go.”

As a senior, Jacobs accumulated 1,065 receiving yards and scored 15 touchdowns. In July, Jacobs chose the Buckeyes over Maryland and West Virginia.

Ohio State picked up a commitment from ESPN 150 athlete Dontre Wilson late Monday and he could factor into the mix at receiver. Jalin Marshall is also an ESPN 150 athlete who was recruited as a receiver for the Buckeyes. The Buckeyes did not get a commitment from ESPN 300 athlete Ryan Timmons, who picked Kentucky earlier Tuesday.