June 10, 2009

Blessed Trinity athlete likes SEC

Conversations at the dinner table are liable to get a whole lot more interesting for the family of Blessed Trinity's Jake Skole.

A rising senior who stars in football and baseball with the Titans, Skole's older brother Matt plays baseball for Georgia Tech.

Jake admits he likes the Yellow Jackets as a program, but when it comes to choosing a school of his own, it's Georgia that's currently on his mind.

The 6-foot-1, 185-pound safety recently returned from Athens where he attended camp in Athens under the watchful eyes of Bulldog coaches, who upon its conclusion offered Skole an offer on the spot.

"We met in the morning, went out about 9 a.m., did some drills and worked with (defensive coordinator Willie Martinez) the whole time," Skole said. "After that, we took a walk and told me he'd love to have me over here. That's when he offered me a scholarship."

The offer was just the latest for Skole, who also holds offers from Maryland, East Carolina, Virginia Tech, Wake Forest, Auburn and South Carolina, each of which have indicated they would allow the young talent to pursue his second love - baseball.

"I like all the coaches at Georgia. They're all great," Skole said. "I talked to the baseball coaches, too. They're good guys."

So where do the Bulldogs stand?

"I think Georgia and South Carolina are the best places to be," said Skole, who has been timed at 4.48 in the 40-yard dash.

Skole said he hopes to make a final decision later this summer.

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