By DARRYL MAXIE / firstname.lastname@example.org
Not so fast, says Parkview running back Brandon Jacobs.
Though he was quoted as saying he would sign with the Boston Red Sox, after being taken in the 10th round of the major league draft, Jacobs stressed moments ago that it’s hardly a done deal.
In a statement e-mailed to the AJC, lightly edited here, Jacobs had this to say:
I would like to make my status clear regarding my potential professional baseball career.
As of now, I am still committed to Auburn University until there is an agreement made with the Boston Red Sox. As you know, all players must give a final number value before anything is done and then the organization needs to negotiate the numbers before signing. We are in the middle of negotiating with the Boston Red Sox at this time.
If we are [fortunate] to make an agreement with the Boston Red Sox, I will make my final decision at that point.
Reports indicated that he is expected to sign a deal between $500,000 and $800,000. Those numbers have yet to be ironed out.