Posted On: 09/9/18 10:37 AM
Most were looking for the 6’10 Post out of Kingston, Jacob Germany to drop his top five schools today as he had previously announced on social media. However, Germany has shocked the state deciding to commit to UTSA today. The recruitment of Germany elevated from Mid Major programs all the way up to multiple High Major programs. Ultimately, UTSA blew Germany away this weekend on his visit. The biggest takeaway Germany had from his time in San Antonio was how at home UTSA made him feel.
“UTSA is the perfect fit because they are exactly what I am looking for as a basketball program and school,” said Germany. “The coaching staff and team are full of great people. It just feels like home.”
Germany has been recruited for quite some time by Scott Thompson UTSA Assistant. Thompson has been able to snag three straight Oklahoma recruits finding the diamonds in the ruff and securing the prospects before other programs are able to see the value the players bring to the floor. The personal touch of Thompson really stood out to Germany throughout the recruiting process.
“The coolest thing we did this weekend was eating at Coach Thompson’s house,” said Germany. “To see how much of a family they are as a team was special.”
Thompson was the key focal point on the staff, but certainly, the entire staff played a big part in Germany feeling at home.
“The entire staff and team are great,” said Germany. “They are very genuine people that really care for others and it is great.”
Germany is beyond excited to pledge his commitment to UTSA. As for the official visits he had planned to Boise State and Wake Forest, they are canceled. The Oklahoma pipeline to UTSA began with Adrian Rodriguez out of Union in 2017, Adokiye Iyaye followed suit in the 2018 Class. Rodriguez (RS Freshman) and Iyaye (Freshman) both will play significant minutes this upcoming season. Germany will add to the list for UTSA and Thompson with the chance to be the best out of the group. The athleticism, height, and potential of Germany are off the charts. Although Germany does not know Rodriguez or Iyaye very well he is excited to have several Oklahomans on his college journey with him.
“It is cool because I don’t know them personally but I see them and the success they had at their schools,” said Germany. “To have Adokiye and Adrian from Oklahoma will make me feel even more at home.”
Germany does plan to ink his name with UTSA in the early signing period.
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