Gator Commit To Check Out Iron Bowl

A highly regarded defensive back prospect from Florida is scheduled to take an official visit to Auburn this weekend.

Pahokee, Fla.--Ranked as the ninth-rated cornerback prospect in the country and a four-star prospect by, speedy Janoris Jenkins is committed to the Florida Gators, but is scheduled to take a visit to Auburn this weekend when the Tigers take on Alabama in the annual Iron Bowl game at Jordan-Hare Stadium.

A visitor once before to Auburn when he took part in a summer camp on the Plains, the 6-0, 187 Jenkins says he's anxious to see the campus on a game day along with teammates Martavious Odoms and Jatavious Miller, both of whom will be taking official visits to Auburn as well.

"I'm still committed to Florida, but I just want to see what they have to offer," Jenkins tells Inside The Auburn Tigers. "I want to give everybody a chance. I want to see their game atmosphere and how they stick together as a family. Do they do that well? I want to see the defensive scheme they play and meet some of the players and coaches."

Without any other visits set at the moment, Jenkins says he's still considering several more colleges in addition to Florida and plans to set up a few more visits in the coming weeks.

"I'm looking around," Jenkins says. "I'm going to take more visits, but I don't have any set up right now. Right now my only other schools are Auburn and Miami after Florida."

Playing for one of the top programs in Florida, Jenkins and the Blue Devils are attempting to repeat as undefeated state champions in Class 2B this year. He notes that things are going well to this point in their quest for another crown.

"The season is going good," Jenkins tells Inside the Auburn Tigers. "We're winning and playing together as a team. We're undefeated right now. We play King's Academy Friday (Pahokee defeated them 39-17 earlier in the year)."

Jenkins is shown making a catch at a summer football camp.

Playing both offense and defense for the 11-0 Blue Devils, Jenkins is rated as one of the premier players in the country and he has backed up that rating as a senior. While his defensive stats aren't overwhelming because most teams choose to stay away from his side, on offense Jenkins has rushed the ball 80 times for 651 yards and 14 touchdowns this season.

His biggest games have come lately as he scored three touchdowns in a 34-24 victory over powerhouse rival Glades Central in the annual "Muck Bowl" and added two rushing touchdowns and a 53-yard interception return for a score in the first round of the playoffs last week. Even with that he notes he hasn't had the opportunity to do much on defense though.

"They're trying to stay away from me," Jenkins says. "They'll throw at me every now and then. It gets a little frustrating at times."

Jenkins, Odoms and Miller will travel together to Auburn this weekend for their official visits, something that Jenkins says he wouldn't mind continuing down the road in college. This weekend will give Jenkins and company a chance to see if Auburn is the place for that to happen.

"We're coming up together so we can try to get a package deal," Jenkins says. "If not then we'll go our separate ways. We're trying to play together and maybe help Auburn win a couple of championships."

Jwnkins is one of a dozen prospects scheduled for official visits this weekend.

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