Making a name for himself

ATLANTA - Clemson picked up a signature from this prospect's older brother in the 2010 signing class.

The Tigers are in the mix from Martin Jenkins' younger brother, Ryan Jenkins, who played in the Georgia Junior Bowl late last month.

"The competition is probably the best I've ever played against. I've been doing real well out there," the younger Jenkins told CUTigers during the week of the game.

On the recruiting trail, he's picked up an offer from Clemson. Tennessee, Oklahoma State and Alabama are also in touch.

"It's going kind of slow right now, offers-wise. I'm getting a lot of letters, a lot of coaches calling. I've still only got that offer from Clemson," Jenkins said.

Clemson wide receivers coach Tony Elliott serves as his primary recruiter for the Tigers.

"He's just telling me how the season is going or how practice went that week. Stuff like that," Jenkins said.

The 5-foot-10, 177-pound speedster from Milton High School in Alpharetta, Jenkins went to nearly every Clemson game this fall. Watching Clemson's run to an ACC title was fun for Jenkins.

"It's been real cool," he said. "I knew they were going to win the ACC and go to a BCS bowl or the national championship this season. They went to the Orange Bowl. It's really cool."

Martin, a cornerback at Clemson, has nothing but good things to say.

"He's telling me that he's loving it. He's glad he picked Clemson," Ryan said.

What stands out about the Tigers?

"Really, just the fact that my brother goes there, and the relationship I have with the coaches," he said. "I like the coaches and the offense, how they air it out. They play a lot of freshmen, so I like that."

When a decision will be made is still in the air.

"I don't necessarily have a timeline, but when I know that I find the right place, which could be Clemson or another school, that's when I'll commit," Jenkins said.

He had 25 catches for 415 yards and five touchdowns in Milton's run-heavy offense.


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