Skole Boasts ACC, SEC Offers

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Blessed Trinity Catholic (Roswell, GA) athlete Jake Skole has compiled an impressive list of scholarship offers, including Auburn, East Carolina, Georgia, Georgia Tech, Maryland, South Carolina, Vanderbilt and Virginia Tech. The 6-1, 188-pound rising senior has spent a good part of late spring and summer playing baseball, but he has also squeezed in a few unofficial visits and plans more in the coming months.

“He went to Georgia and was offered by Georgia. He went to Georgia Tech and was offered by Georgia Tech,” Blessed Trinity head football coach Ricky Turner reported.

Do the in-state schools, especially Georgia Tech, where Jake’s brother is on a baseball scholarship, have an edge over the competition?

“He said it is not going to play a factor with his brother because his brother is only going to be there for a year, but he is open to anything,” Turner said. “He has got a lot of great offers out there and he wants to make sure he visits those places. He wants to make sure the football and baseball coaches are on the same page at each school.

“He is looking at all options. By the end of summer, after he has visited more schools, I think he’ll start narrowing it down.”

Virginia Tech, one of the first programs to extend an offer to Skole, is one of the schools the talented athlete plans to visit this summer.

“I know he said he wanted to get up there this summer,” Turner said. “I don’t know when, though. He told me recently he still plans to visit Virginia Tech. He just doesn’t know exactly when he’ll get there. He was excited about getting the offer from Virginia Tech.”

A versatile prospect on the gridiron, Skole saw action on offense, defense and special teams last season as a junior. He racked up 79 tackles at free safety and had 850 yards receiving and 10 touchdowns at wide receiver. He returned three punts for scores as well.

Virginia Tech is recruiting Skole as a free safety, which is also the position most of the schools are recruiting him to play. Georgia Tech is the only program recruiting him for offense.

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