Ocean Lakes RB/LB Jake Low (Photo: Andy Hilton/recruit757)
recruit757 Fab 30: Jake Low – Ocean Lakes High School #15
by Andy Hilton, recruit757
Some athletes have a smooth and steady ride through high school. There’s growth, development, college offers and a commitment. Yes, every athlete has challenges along the way. Fewer athletes have had the physical struggles that our athlete #15 has had. Fortunately for him, his academics are a HUGE safety net. He could not play another down of football and would likely be set for college and for life. That’s not in the immediate plan, however. For #15, it’s full steam ahead with football and his senior season.
Heading into the regular season, we recognize the top 30 senior prospects in the 757. We’ve scoured the region for talent for almost ten years now, keeping an eye on the best of the best, but also looking for opportunities to connect athlete and high school programs with college coaches. Coming in as the #15 senior prospect region-wide is Ocean Lakes RB/LB Jake Low.
#15 Jake Low (2019 RE/LB 5-10 205) – Ocean Lakes High School
Jake Low has had quite a journey in his three years of high school football. His high school career started as a freshman at Ocean Lakes. He played alongside Khalan Laborn, who’s now at Florida State. Both Low and Laborn followed Coach Chris Scott to Bishop Sullivan. The duo were an impressive tandem of thunder and lightning in Low’s sophomore season. As a junior, Low was set to be the featured back before a knee injury in the first game of the season derailed his crucial junior year of football.
That junior year is where college coaches of big time Division I programs look for huge leaps of progress. Progress leads to scholarship offers. Instead, Low’s junior year was filled with surgery and rehabilitation. The offers didn’t come.
Now stable and strong, Low’s knee is ready for a senior season. His offer list includes Rhode Island, Delaware, FAU and Army. Other schools like The University of Chicago, Davidson and Tufts want him to come to their school and play football. As mentioned before, Jake is in great shape academically and could qualify for admission at most any college he could want to apply for.
Jake Low is not just a book worm. He’s a punishing linebacker and also a power running back who is tough to bring down. Low could be the key to a bigger season for Ocean Lakes this fall. That’s why he’s our #15 athlete in the recruit757 Fab 30 for 2018.
– Andy Hilton
Check back daily for the countdown of the top 30 athletes in the 804, the 757 and in Northern Virginia, here on UltimateRecruit.com! Click HERE for a full list of our Fab 30 for each region.
Sophomore Season Highlights for Jake Low: