Know Your Blazer: Jacob Zeno
Updated: Feb 9
Another outstanding addition to the Southside Dragons...Please welcome Jacob Zeno!
Hometown: San Antonio, TX
High School: John Jay HS
High School: Jacob played at John Jay High School in San Antonio, Texas, He passed for 1,387 yards and 14 touchdowns as a senior (2018) while also rushing for 423 yards and 12 touchdowns. In his Junior year (2017) he passed for 1,957 yards and 18 touchdowns while rushing for 188 yards and four touchdowns. Rated a four-star prospect according to 247 Sports Composite he was the No. 35 prospect and the No. 8 Pro-Style Quarterback. Rivals had him rated as a 3 star. The No. 7 Pro-Style QB in the nation and the No. 56 in Texas. He was an Elite 11 finalist along side the likes of Spencer Ratller, Bo Nix, Tualia Tagovailoa, Sam Howell, and many others you have probably heard of.
College Offers: He held offers from 20+ schools out of high school. Ultimately he chose Baylor over the likes of Florida, Georgia, Missouri, NC State, Boston College, North Carolina, Arkansas, UTSA, North Texas, UTEP, and SMU. He was an early enrollee to Baylor in January of 2019.
Baylor Career: As a true freshmen in 2019 Jacob appeared in three games making his Baylor debut at Kansas. He went 3-for-3 in passing for 41 yards and rushed 2 times for 7 yards which included his first collegiate TD. In the Big 12 title game vs. OU that year he was 2-for-6 passing for 159 yards including an 81yd TD pass which is tied for longest pass play by a Baylor freshman in program history. In the Sugar Bowl vs. Georgia he was 4-for-9 for 23 yards, one int. and rushed twice.
In 2020 as a Redshirt Freshmen he saw his first and last action of the season in the final game against Oklahoma State and went 5-of-8 through the air for 18 yards, while also running the ball four times for 13 yards.
Check out some of his highlights from 2019 and 2020
Should be an outstanding QB competition this year as Jacob will come in and look to take the reigns of the offense. Amazing job by the coaching staff on getting Jacob out of the state of Texas which has several schools that no doubt would have liked to have him join their squads!