Ohio State Recruiting: Dual Sport Athlete 26′ Four-Star TE Evan Jacobson Talks Ohio State Offer

The Buckeyes hosted their second summer camp on June 6th. They sent out several offers to prospects that caught the eye of the coaching staff. One of those offers was earned by 2026 four-star TE Evan Jacobson out of Waukee, Iowa. Jacobson is a two-sport athlete who has risen a ton on the football scene. He spoke to The Silver Bulletin about the offer and more.

The offer is a huge one for Jacobson he told The Silver Bulletin, “The offer means a ton especially it being from a program like Ohio State and means the hard work is starting to pay off.” The standard set by Ohio Stateis something that stands out to Jacobson, “They’re different, the level you are held to and how you are going to be pushed as a player really appealed to me.” The Buckeyes made a great impression on Jacobson. He loved what he saw, and doesn’t have a top list but the Buckeyes are up there. Jacobson described his relationship with Ohio State tight ends coach Keenan Bailey, “Coach Kee is a really easy guy to get along with and I love how willing he is to develop you as a player and get you better.”

A side note on dual sports, he plays basketball. His older brother, Michael Jacobson, played college basketball at Iowa State and Nebraska. After, he played a year in Ukraine before coming back to America to pursue an NFL career. This ultimately worked out, as Michael made the New Orleans Saints roster as a tight end. Safe to say, the athletic genes run in the family for both sports. The younger Jacobson is set to break out on the gridiron. Evan caught six passes for 91 yards and two touchdowns this past year. While, on the court, Evan averaged 13.2 points and 9.7 rebounds per game. He earned Second-Team All-Conference on the Basketball side of things. It’s safe to say the athleticism is for sure a quality trait and not something to worry about.


Furthermore, a return to Ohio State is definitely in the books for Jacobson, just when is the question. But it is clear, he wants to come back. Jacobson looks for development and winning in a program, “I look for a program where I will be pushed as a player and person as well as be developed. I also want to win.” In regards to a commitment, he told us he does not have a timeline set right now. Schools that have offered Jacobson are Louisville, Indiana, Miami, Missouri, Texas A&M, Iowa State, and others. Surprisingly, he does not hold an offer from Iowa.