Bluechip End Jenkins Attends Auburn Camp

One of the top defensive ends in the country Harris County High's Jordan Jenkins, talks about his day at Auburn and football recruiting in general.

Hamilton, four-star prospect Jordan Jenkins, one of the most sought defensive ends in the country, returned to the Plains on Sunday to take part in the first of two Auburn football mini-camps.

The 6-2, 242-pound defensive end said he had a good time at the camp, focused on working hard and enjoyed being with his teammates, including 2013 defensive tackle James Ellison, who also participated in the camp.

Ellison was a standout himself and ended up getting an offer from Auburn on Sunday evening after the camp was completed.

Jenkins, the seventh-ranked defensive end in the nation, took part in the 40-yard dash, clocking in at 4.82 on grass on the infield at the Hutsell-Rosen Track and Field. Auburn's regular practice fields are being redone as part of a new project that includes and new indoor facility.

Jenkins was also able to tour the campus and meet with the Auburn coaches on Sunday.

"I got to go around and talk to Coach (Gene) Chizik for a while and talk with Coach (Mike) Pelton and Coach (Ted) Roof," he said. Pelton is Auburn's new defensive line coach and Roof coordinates the defense for head coach Chizik.

Jenkins said one highlight of the camp was a teaching technique that Pelton told him that he had never heard before. "He taught me how to do a move, a little combo," Jenkins said. "And then he told me in order for you to understand it better, you're going to have to teach it to someone else because if you teach it to someone else that means you're also learning it while you're teaching them--it's going to become muscle memory."

Jenkins said he's going to incorporate that move and take Pelton's lesson to the practice field at Harris County High School so that he can teach some of his fellow defensive lineman.

Jordan Jenkins is shown at the football camp on Sunday.

Jenkins said he had a good talk about football with Chizik, who discussed the depth chart, defensive end techniques and what his role would be as a rush end if he signs with the Tigers.

"It went pretty good," Jenkins said of the visit. "We never really had a chance to talk straight up football because I never came for a camp--we just went for junior days," he said. "But now that I came for a camp, we talked straight football. He taught me how I'd play, what I'd play."

Jenkins, a 2012 Under Armour All-American, said he plans to make a decision on what college to attend in December or January.

"I guess my favorites right now would be Auburn, Bama, Florida and Tennessee, in no order," he said.

Jenkins' summer tour isn't over as he said he might attend at camp at Georgia Tech on Saturday before heading to camps at Georgia and Florida.

"Then I'm done for the summer,"?he added. "I'm just going to relax, do some fishing and just enjoy my senior year."

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