Even in small-school football, there are some talents that will emerge. Ty Jobe out of Watertown (Tenn.) High School is one of those small school talents that is beginning to emerge onto the college recruiting radar.
Ty Jobe could line up on either side of the ball in college.
Jobe is a 6-2, 180-pound athlete that lines up at quarterback and defensive back for his Watertown program. He has his team off to a 6-2 start behind his 1290 yards passing, 580 yards rushing and 20 total touchdowns and he’s only a junior.
The college interest has already begun for Jobe. He has had college coaches from Vanderbilt, Western Kentucky, Duke, Auburn, Tennessee, NC State and Cincinnati all express interest to date. Most recently, Jobe returned the interest by attending Vanderbilt’s game on Sturday against Florida.
“It was my third time going there,” Jobe said, referring to camp and spring visits. “It was nice. It was fun. I got to talk to Coach (James) Franklin, my recruiting coach and the quarterback coach. Coach Franklin, he’s a good coach. I would want to play for him. He’ll put you under his wing. Coach (Sean) Spencer is my recruiting coach. He’s a cool guy to be around. He’s very energetic and hype all the time.”
The Vanderbilt game experience followed up a trip to Western Kentucky earlier this fall and precedes scheduled trips to Duke, Tennessee and possibly and Cincinnati. Jobe plans on returning to Vanderbilt for its game against UMass.
The Tennessee game will be one that Jobe is looking forward to attending. In fact, the Vols are a school that he will be eyeing closely for an offer.
“I grew up a Tennessee fan,” Jobe said. “That would be exciting if they offer. I’d probably commit if they did. They’re showing interest but it’s been just basic stuff so we’ll see.”
Jobe is listed by 247Sports as an athlete and that is the position at which many colleges, including Vanderbilt, appear to be recruiting him. Jobe noted that he would be open to playing any position – not just quarterback – on the next level but noted a few other factors as important to his decision.
“I want when I graduate to be able to get a good job,” he said. “I’m looking for my future, not just football. Good coaching, that’s that what sticks out (on the football side of the decision). To be honest, I just want to play.”