Javen Jacobs has been one of the most dynamic players in the state, and he won’t have to go far to play his college ball at Arizona State.
The Swiss Army knife was the JD Hill co-wide receiver of the year for the valley of the sun chapter of the national football foundation.
— Javen Jacobs (@_JavenJacobs) February 1, 2022
In my opinion, Jacobs was pound-for-pound the hardest player to tackle in the state last year. I also generally avoid player comps but see a lot of Rudy Burgess’ game when Jacobs takes the field. Not only the size but the way they can bust plays open forced me to draw the comparison. Fitting that Burgess was Jacobs’ wide receiver coach at Saguaro.
Saguaro and the Sun Devils have a solid pipeline over recent years of Sabercat captains heading to Tempe. Jacobs, Will Shaffer, Connor Soelle and Corey Stephens were all captains in Scottsdale. Head coach Jason Mohns said Kyle Soelle would have been a Saguaro captain had he played another year with Saguaro.
Jacobs was weighing the Ivy League before committing to the Sun Devils and it feels like he was a guy whose recruitment was greatly impacted by the pandemic.
Now, Jacobs gets to continue his college career where his high school career ended: Sun Devil Stadium with an Open Division title win.