Offensive Line | 6'3 | 280 Crystal Lake South HS | Crystal Lake, Ill.
Crystal Lake South Head Coach Chuck Ahsmann "I can't say enough great things about Jake. He works his butt off, lives in the weight room and is a great example to our younger kids. Vanderbilt has just a super individual in this young man.
"On the field, he's a real powerful blocker on the line of scrimmage. Physically, he's a monster, yet won't turn 18 until June. He's going to get a great deal stronger.
"Jake has that kind of size and moves well enough to play guard. He can definitely pull if that's called for in their offense. As a former baseball player, Jake also has good hands and excellent hand-eye coordination."
Selected Vanderbilt over Arizona, Cincinnati, Illinois, Indiana, Memphis, Minnesota, Wyoming, Central Michigan, Northern Illinois
High School Senior captain... Two-year starter at left tackle for one of top Chicago suburban powers... As senior, helped Gators to first undefeated regular season in team history and into 6A state quarterfinals... Credited with 69 pancake blocks as senior, helping two teammates surpass 1,000-mark rushing mark... Named IHSA 6A All-State, Chicago Tribune second-team All-State... Two-time All-Area... played in the inaugural All-World Gridiron Classic in Charleston, S.C... Also earned letters in baseball, track & field and lacrosse.
Personal Jacob Bernstein... Son of Steven and Shawn Bernstein... Born June 18, 1993... Has one older sister, Samantha... Dad is sales manager; mom works in corporate finance... Huge Chicago Bears fan... Enjoys golf and baseball... Currently works with children as employee of Lifetime Fitness.