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Football Recruiting: 2020 running back Isaiah Jacobs names Oklahoma State in top 5

Arkansas, Maryland, Michigan and Ole Miss also made the list.

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Oklahoma State is still looking for their first running back commit for 2020. While there’s a strong chance that could finally happen Sunday, the coaching staff got some more good news on that front.

On Friday night, three-star running back Isaiah Jacobs of Owasso included Oklahoma State in his top-five schools announcement.

Along with the Cowboys, Jacobs included Arkansas, Maryland, Michigan and Ole Miss. Among the teams Jacobs left on the cutting room floor are Colorado, Kansas, Kansas State, Iowa State and Nebraska.

Jacobs is the 11th-ranked player in the state of Oklahoma for 2020 and the 59th-ranked running back in the nation. He is the lead back for undefeated Owasso and has racked up 632 yards and six touchdowns on 76 carries, with an 8.3 yards-per-carry average. He’s also caught 11 passes for 160 yards and two TDs.

Jacobs is the younger brother of Josh Jacobs, who was the lead back for Alabama last season. The older Jacobs is currently an offensive rookie of the year candidate for the Oakland Raiders.

Thoughts

OSU is legitimately in the running here and not just because they’re the in-state team. Arkansas and Michigan have real shots as well. But there is a wildcard in Alabama.

The Crimson Tide haven’t extended an offer to Jacobs, in large part because they already have two 2020 running backs commits. But, if something happens and Alabama does decide to seriously pursue Jacobs, I have a hard time seeing him not end up in Tuscaloosa.

No word on when he will commit, but Jacobs is certainly one to keep an eye on as OSU works to wrap up their 2020 class.