JENNINGS: CU Staff made the Difference

SUMMERVILLE, S.C. - Milton Jennings has felt comfortable with the Tigers for quite some time and on Wednesday he made his commitment official at a press conference.

Milton Jennings' secret is out.

The talented 6-foot-9, 210-pound power forward recently gave Clemson a verbal commitment.

"I felt comfortable at a lot of schools, but they were the guys that I enjoyed being around," Jennings said. "There was just something about Clemson. There was a feeling inside me and the way I feel about them helped them pass everybody else."

The Summerville (S.C.) Pinewood Prep standout took visits to a bunch of schools including North Carolina, Florida and South Carolina, but it was his familiarity with Clemson that led to him picking the Tigers.

"Basically coach Purnell is a great guy," Jennings said. "He has a great staff too. That was big to me. He has a huge staff and I can relate to everyone on that staff. The team that he has together, they are all great players."

"I can talk to them and sometimes I get to eat with them," he said. "It's just fun to hang out with them and see what they are doing and all of their accomplishments this past year. I just can't wait until I get there."

Jennings said Clemson assistant coach Frank Smith did a great job recruiting him, but it was the whole staff at Clemson that made him feel at ease, even the managers.

"If I need somebody to talk to or if I need somebody to joke with or if I have a question about something I can call [Frank Smith] and he always has the answer," Jennings said. "If I have a question about a player or a camp I can always call Shaka [Smart] or speak to him and he has the answer.

"All of the other young guys on staff and the managers are always happy to see me and always say hello," he continued. "That's just the simple things that I enjoy about them."

Jennings, who is ranked No. 35 overall by, is the second junior prospect to commit to Clemson. He joins Devin Booker, of Union (S.C.) Comprehensive. Top Stories