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<b>Desmond Jennings</b> is one of the top athletes in Alabama. Jennings, a 6-2, 185, 4.5 wide receiver/quarterback from Pinson Valley, is now starting to get public notice, but college coaches have known about him for a while.

"I have received offers from Alabama, Auburn, Georgia, Ole Miss and LSU. I received my first offer from Alabama a long time ago and my last offer was from Ole Miss a few months ago," said Jennings.

Jennings is considering three schools.

"I am considering Alabama, Georgia, and Ole Miss. Alabama and Georgia are neck and neck," said Jennings.

"I love the tradition at Alabama. I have grown up an Alabama fan my whole life. I have talked to the coaches and they seem really nice. My cousin (Demarcus Waldrop) plays there and he has influenced me a lot. He talks to me all the time about coming to Alabama. I like Georgia because they throw the ball. I am a wide receiver and I really like the way they run their offense. I have talked to the coaches and they seem pretty cool."

Jennings attended one football camp this summer.

"The only football camp I went to was Alabama. I went to the one day camp with Terrell Smith. It was fun. I worked with Coach Harbison and I really liked him a lot. He is a real down to earth type guy."

Jennings and Smith have a special bond.

"Terrell (Smith) and I have been really good friends since we were little. He tells everyone that we are cousins. We play our jamboree game against Clay-Chalkville at their place. It will be fun to go up against him. We probably won't trash talk at each other. He's my boy," said Jennings.

This year, Jennings will line up at quarterback for Pinson Valley.

"It really doesn't matter what position I play. I like that the ball is going to be in my hands every single play. We got a new offensive coordinator. We are going to be running the run and gun offense. That should be really fun. All the schools are recruiting me as a wide receiver."

Not only does Jennings excel on the gridiron, he also excels in baseball and basketball. Jennings was able to take part in a Major League baseball camp this past weekend.

"I went to a Chicago White Sox camp. It was alright. We played in front of about 200-300 college scouts. I would love to get drafted, but I really don't know about all that yet."

Jennings is interested in playing two sports in college.

"That is one reason why I really like Georgia. They have told me that I could play football and baseball. I have not talked to Alabama about that yet. I have heard that John Parker Wilson will be playing both sports. That would be key for me if they let me play both sports. I think I will mention it next time I talk to the coaches," said Jennings.

Jennings has made calls to a few coaches.

"I have talked to Coach Harbison (Alabama) a few times. I have called a coach from Auburn and a coach from Georgia," Jennings said.

Jennings plans to go on visits and attend several games.

"I want to take all my visits before I make a decision. It will probably be in February before I make my commitment. I plan to go to a lot of games, but I'm not sure which games I am going to go to. I know I will go to Alabama, Georgia, Ole Miss, and Auburn."

The star athlete has been improving on a few things before his senior year. Jennings believes he will help his team have a successful season.

"I have been working on getting faster. I have really been trying to get better at everything. There is always room to improve every aspect of your game. I have great leaping ability as a wide receiver. I had a vertical leap of 37" at the Alabama camp. I also have pretty good speed. Practice has been going great so far. I really like our new offensive coordinator. I expect us to win our region. Not many people think we have a chance, but I always expect to win," said Jennings.

When asked about a decision, Jennings replied, " Whatever feels right for me. I really would like to get my parents input. I really want to check all the schools out before I make a decision."

Head Coach, Wayne Lee, was not shy in his accolades for his senior quarterback.

"Desmond is fantastic. He is the real deal. He is the best player I have ever been around. Desmond will play quarterback for us this year. We want him to have the ball every snap. Colleges are recruiting him as a wide receiver," said Coach Lee.

As a junior, Jennings caught 31 passes for 610 yards and 13 touchdowns. He had seven rushes for 118 yards and two touchdowns.

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