Pahokee, Fla.--One of the country's top cornerback prospects and a Florida commitment took an official visit to Auburn over the weekend for the annual Iron Bowl and says that while he's still a Gator, the Tigers are moving up his list after the trip.
"It went good," Jenkins tells Inside The Auburn Tigers. "It was a great atmosphere. We enjoyed ourselves and liked the visit. It was a little cold, but that doesn't matter. The schemes they ran were awesome. They played a nice game. The coaching staff showed some love and the players showed some love and had fun. Everything went well."
Hosted by Auburn sophomore safety Aairon Savage, Jenkins says the two really got along well and had a good time this weekend. He notes that Savage told him how much he would be needed at cornerback for the Tigers, but also gave him an idea of what to expect if he chose Auburn. In the end though he says it was the game that he enjoyed the most.
"I would rate the visit a ‘10'," Jenkins says. "I enjoyed myself. I went out and had fun. I chilled with a couple of players, talked to the coaches, and they showed me some love.
"It was amazing," Jenkins adds. "I didn't really know the atmosphere was like that. I thought it was just another rivalry game, but it was wonderful. The defense got off and did their thing. The offense stepped up and scored. I was surprised (at the atmosphere). I didn't know (Auburn) was like that. It was great. It was loud. It was live."
While still considering himself a Florida commitment, Jenkins notes that his trip did help Auburn's chances in the end the distance may be a problem for his family
"After this it was a big boost (for Auburn), but at the same time the flight gets to my mom," Jenkins says. "She doesn't like to fly, so that might be a factor."
For now Jenkins says he'll concentrate on playing football as the Blue Devils take on a talented Frostproof team and Georgia verbal commitment Carlton Thomas this week in the third round. After the season he says he'll finish off his recruiting once and for all.
"Right now I don't have any more visits set," Jenkins says. "My next visit will probably be Dec. 14 when I go to Miami. Florida will be last visit or my second to last visit. I'm mainly looking at Florida, Auburn and Miami."