"Coach Elliot is my recruiting coach for Clemson and he had asked me to call him today, so I called him, and he started to talk about how I did at their camp last week," said Ryan Jenkins. "Coach Elliot talked about how I performed well at the camp and things like that. He then put Coach Scott (Wide Receivers coach) on the phone and he talked to me about how I fit into their system and how they wanted to offer me a scholarship."
That is what Jenkins was hoping he would hear. He feels he had a strong showing last week at the Clemson Camp and he has an idea what the Tiger staff liked about his performance.
"There were some good wide receivers there, but I think my route running really separated me and helped me stand out last week. I ran really crisp routes, I was getting off the line well, and I showed really good hands too. I think I had a real good camp and that is what helped me get this offer."
The 5-foot-10, 159 pound athlete out of Alpharetta (GA) Milton has been around Clemson for years now. His brother Martin Jenkins currently plays for the Tigers, so they immediately become the school everyone else is chasing.
"I have known a lot of these Clemson coaches for years now. My brother started to get recruited by Clemson when I was in eighth grade, so I have been to Clemson a lot. Martin being there, me knowing a lot about them, and them being first to offer have them on top of my list."
Not only does quick and elusive wide receiver like the fact that his brother is there and that the Tigers stepped up first with an offer, but he likes the atmosphere the coaches create as well.
"It is family like up there and I really like how it feels when I am there," he said. "I really create a family like atmosphere and when I go off to college, I want to feel at home. I feel like that there."
Clemson is just the first of many camps for Jenkins this summer. He plans to attend the camp at Tennessee on Tuesday, then camps at Florida and Georgia in July.
The Tigers hold a solid lead early, but Jenkins does not see himself committing too early to them or anyone else.
"Martin has given me some advice and he told me to take my time because I am the only one that has to live with this decision. I am not going to rush things, but I am going to see who offers me, visit a lot of schools, and just take my time."
Along with Clemson, Auburn, East Carolina,Georgia Tech, Louisville, Michigan, and Notre Dame are sending letters on a regular basis.
Family ties to first offer for 2013 WR
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