Centennial HS (GA) cornerback Martin Jenkins is going to let the good news from Thursday night settle before he makes his decision to commit.
The good news came in the form of a scholarship offer from Clemson defensive coordinator Kevin Steele and it has vaulted the Tigers to the top of Jenkins' list. A commitment could be coming within the next few days.
"I was really excited, very excited. I've always loved Clemson," Jenkins said. "I'm going to make my decision to commit in about a week or so."
While riding to Gainesville for Florida's Friday Night Lights Camp, Jenkins told CUTigers.com that Clemson is ahead of Syracuse and Toledo and -- all have offered. But getting that first ACC offer was a big deal for the standout corner.
And although he's not holding out for more offers, one from the Gators would shake things up.
"They would definitely have been on my list. I wouldn't necessarily say number one, but I would really have to think about it," he said.
The Tigers are recruiting Jenkins to play cornerback, but he's been told he would get looks with the ball in his hands.
"Of course I like corner better, but if a team needs me somewhere else, then I'm more than willing to play there," he said.
Though he's days from making the decision, Jenkins likes what Clemson has to offer.
"I love the coaches. When I went up there for an unofficial visit about two days ago, I had a good connection with them. It felt like home. It had a good vibe," he said. "Plus, it's only an hour and 45 minutes away from my house, so it's really not too far."
Jenkins, who is just now emerging on the recruiting scene, certainly has the football blood lines running his family as his father, Lee, was a star at Tennessee before he went on to the NFL to play for the New York Giants.
Meanwhile the younger Jenkins has been timed at 4.3 seconds in the 40-yard dash and also finished fourth in Class 5A in the 100 and 200-meter dashes in track and field as a junior.
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