That's because Anfernee Jennings is a year older, much bigger, and much more of a commodity in recruiting -- right now.
The elder brother committed to Alabama in March and Nick Saban's staff hasn't ignored the younger one in the meantime. Each was in town for the Crimson Tide's spring game earlier this month and each garnered separate attention.
"I went, it was good, I enjoyed it," said the younger Jennings, who is a 6-foot-2, 200 pound sophomore safety at Dadeville (Ala.) High. "I think they're recruiting me now. They want us to both go up there and camp, and they say I'll start getting tickets (to games) in September."
Auburn, Clemson and LSU have also begun keeping tabs on the class of 2016 prospect, known for playing with a certain level of physicality from the safety position. Jennings helped lead the Tigers deep into the Class 4A playoffs as a sophomore, recording 61 tackles, breaking up seven passes, recovering a pair of fumbles and even blocking one punt (video below) in 2013.
"On Saturday, we toured and ate, then met a lot of the players and coaches," he said.
Of course, chatting with one particular coach on a day like A-Day makes the experience a bit more memorable, especially now that Jennings is on radar separate from his brother.
"Any time you meet Nick Saban, it's an awesome moment," he said. "It was my third time (meeting Saban), but it's still just an honor, you know?
"He said he likes my size and stuff like that."
Shawndarius Jennings doesn't yet hold a verbal scholarship offer from the schools on his list, but he's remaining patient knowing that could change sooner rather than later. The athlete plays basketball and runs track in addition to football at Dadeville.
Below is footage of Jennings against Alabama signee Ronnie Clark and Calera (Ala.) High in the 2013 playoffs.
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