Oklahoma four-star defensive end Bai Jobe remains the jewel in the crown of Michigan State’s recruiting class of 2023, and as such, he is expected to be recognized as an All-American Bowl entrant this week, the game announced on Monday.
The 2023 All-American Bowl is scheduled for Jan. 7, with NBC airing the action in San Antonio, Texas.
A 6-foot-4, 215-pound defensive end from Community Christian School in Norman, Oklahoma, Jobe has been with the Spartans since July 7. 100 prospects among their 13 current engagements.
Jobe, from Senegal, has just started his senior season after making 56 tackles and 16.5 sacks as a junior. He picked MSU from the bottom three which also included Alabama and Oklahoma.
247Sports National Recruiting Analyst Chris Singletary wrote the following assessment of Jobe: “Listed at 6-foot-4, 215 pounds with good length and plenty of room to grow and develop. Muscular build and frame where he can easily add 20-30 pounds. Very smooth and fluid player with good coordination and change of direction. As he attacks the weight room, his entire physique will see a change.
“Jobe is a very good athlete for someone his size. You see flashes of that when you see him returning kicks and opening up the open field run. Excellent flexibility in the knee and ankles. Does a good job of showing a good initial first step out of position. Keeps her pads low and doesn’t expose her chest when playing standing up. He is able to flip his hips and run the hoop on his outward rush moves. Good overall quickness coupled with closing speed and acceleration. Solid with his hands and his punch that will improve with more power and technical work. He is active coming out of the blocks, playing with very good effort and urgency. Shows that he is instinctive in his block recognition and his understanding of his assignment out of these blocks to make plays.
“The big picture of Jobe’s outcome as a player will happen once he enters a college program. As he is still quite new to football, a nice improvement can be expected in all aspects. of his game, from physical to mental. This growth coupled with what he brings to the table will allow him to have a college career at the Power-5 level as a starter for at least two seasons. tip becoming increasingly vital to NFL play, he has all the tools and traits to have a future in the NFL.
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