Tucker (GA) linebacker Jacob Sealand has reached double digits in terms of scholarship offers. To be specific, 10 schools — Boston College, Cincinnati, Louisville, North Carolina, Purdue, South Carolina, Southern Miss, Vanderbilt, Virginia Tech and Wake Forest — have come through for the 6-2, 210-pound junior, who provides the latest on his decision-making process.
Most recently, Sealand has taken visits to Georgia, South Carolina and Vanderbilt.
“The Georgia coaches have interest, and they said they would come see me in the spring,” Sealand said.
South Carolina and Vanderbilt “were really interesting,” he said. “They definitely caught my attention. I feel like almost every school I visit will catch my attention.”
Sealand says he likely will visit Purdue and Wake Forest at some point in the late spring or summer. He definitely plans to travel to Blacksburg for a closer look at Virginia Tech, but at this point no date has been set.
“I’ve talked to Coach Gray a few times,” Sealand said. “He talks about how nice a campus it is up there. He said there is a real strong sense of family up there. They need smart linebackers, and they feel like I could be one of those guys.”
If there are any favorites, Sealand isn’t ready to reveal them. Instead, he wants to visit as many schools as possible before naming those top contenders. He intends on committing before the start of his senior season.
Spring practice looms, and the team captain is focused on helping his team prepare for next season.
“Spring practice starts May 3,” Sealand said. “We just have a lot of young guys, so I feel like if I help get them to mature and pick it up this spring, we have a shot at taking it all. I’ll be really trying to get their heads right for next season.”
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What is the spring practice atmosphere like with college coaches able to attend?
“It’s a carnival,” Sealand said with a laugh.
What is the feeling like heading into those practices?
“You know, it’s exciting, but the best thing to do is not to think about them being there,” Sealand said. “You go out there and do what you have to do.”
In what ways do you feel you’ve improved since this time last year?
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