Jenkins, who graduated in June, pledged to head coach Mike Anderson's Arkansas program on Saturday night during his official visit to Fayetteville.
"Really what stood out to me the most was the plan that Coach Anderson had for the team and for me as a player," Jenkins said. "I really think the program is on verge of being something special because of Coach Anderson and the players they have in the program and the ones that are going to be coming.
"I just feel very blessed to have the opportunity to be a part of it."
Jenkins, who goes by Doobie, averaged 14.3 points and 6.6 rebounds last season while being named the MVP of his district and an all-state performer.
He chose Arkansas over recent interest from Texas A&M, San Diego and Fresno State and also had offers from Richmond and Virginia Military.
Jenkins had reclassified to 2016 to play AAU basketball this summer in hopes of offers the caliber of Arkansas would come along.
"It really has just worked out great for me," Jenkins said. "It's like Coach Anderson told me, some times things just worked out for the best.
"He is happy to have me in the program and I am happy to be am part of it. The players - who I have only known for a few days now - treat me like one of the family already and are just some great guys.
"It really is amazing the family atmosphere they have here. I already feel a part of it."
Jenkins is fully qualified and will sign his letter-of-intent in the near future.
Thanks To All The Schools That Have Recruited Me. But I've Decided To Commit To The University Of Arkansas #WPS— ? Doob ? (@kingdoobie15) August 9, 2015
"I am all good to go in terms of academics and all that," Jenkins said. "I don't know exactly what day I will do that, but it will be soon. Coach Anderson just told me to go enjoy the night and that he was very happy to have be on board."