Norfolk Academy RB Jacob Saffold (Photo: Andy Hilton/recruit757)
Class of 2020 athlete Jacob Saffold is on the verge of offers
by Andy Hilton, recruit757
Norfolk Academy athlete Jacob Saffold is doing all of the right things.
He is developing relationships with college coaches. He’s hitting a variety of college camps. His athleticism is undeniable.
Saffold is a shifty and explosive 5-9 and 180 pounds. He is in position to be a leader for the Bulldogs this fall. College coaches are giving him good feedback.
Earlier this month, Jacob visited Notre Dame for the second time, camping for the Fighting Irish in hopes of earning his first offer. He has also camped at Northwestern and he visited CNU recently when Virginia Tech participated in the Captains’ one-day camp.
“I did really well at Northwestern camp. They showed a lot of interest,” Saffold said. “Notre Dame, Northwestern and Wake Forest have been showing a lot of interest recently.”
“If I have a great year then I’m confident the offers will start coming in.”
A May camp saw Saffold post a 4.48 forty, a 4.45 pro shuttle, a 110 inch broad jump and a 32 inch vertical leap. He ran a 4.51 forty at Northwestern. At Christopher Newport’s camp where Virginia Tech coaches ran the testing, Saffold improved on his 5-10-5 with a 4.14 and he ran a very respectable 4.53 forty.
Those are numbers that have earned players of similar stature an offer. The first one may not come from an ACC or Big 10 school, but if Jacob continues to perform well, it’s easy to see him landing a Division I offer soon.
– Andy Hilton
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