SHAWNEE — There is one thing you don’t talk about in Shawnee, and that is losing to Guthrie in the quarterfinals of the 2013 Class 5A state playoffs.
John Jacobs cringes at the idea of speaking about the last game he and his Shawnee teammates played. Then a junior, Jacobs had a touchdown run and a 53-yard touchdown pass to help his team to a one-point lead at halftime, but Guthrie finished better to win 23-21.
Jacobs, No. 21 on The Oklahoman’s Super 30 recruiting rankings for the class of 2015, now readies for his senior season with one thing on his mind: winning a state championship.
“I feel like we have the best line in the state at Shawnee,” Jacobs said. “They make my life easy. I’m just trying to work on getting in the groove with my receivers. Since we have all-new starting receivers I’m just trying to get in sync with them.”
Jacobs (6-1, 220) has already committed to East Carolina. He said the Division I school’s use of quarterbacks was a big contributing factor in his decision.
“They really win and they really know how to use their quarterback in different ways,” Jacobs said.
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Name: John Jacobs
Committed to: East Carolina