Florida only has a handful of visitors expected for Saturday’s game against Furman, which is no surprise given the opponent.
This will allow the coaches to give a ton of attention to Rivals.com’s No. 10 JUCO prospect in the nation.
“I’m ready for this weekend,” said defensive tackle Damien Jacobs, who will be on an official visit. “It’s gonna be nice to talk to the coaches. They like me a lot and they’re just stressing how much of a help I could be to them. There’s an opportunity for early playing time.”
Seeing the field early is the biggest factor for Jacobs and the reason why he committed to Tennessee in July.
“I’ll be getting heavy reps with the first team in the spring,” Jacobs said of the Volunteers, “and the coaches told me I should be a starter by the first ball game.”
While Jacobs is still open, he isn’t sure what it will take for UF to change his mind. But he knows what he will be watching for in The Swamp.
“I wanna look at them depth wise,” he said. “How much they rotate guys and see if they’re really in need of me like they say they are.”
Jacobs won’t be making the trip with his teammate, defensive end Denico Autry, who ranks as the nation’s No. 3 JUCO prospect and originally planned on visiting for Furman. Autry has not rescheduled the visit yet according to Jacobs.