Tigers make it two commitments

The Clemson coaching staff landed the verbal commitment of another out of state prospect Monday evening.

CB Martin Jenkins Profile

Cornerback Martin Jenkins, a three-star cornerback out of Roswell, Ga., is indeed a Clemson Tiger. He committed to head coach Dabo Swinney in a phone call Monday evening.

"I just talked with Coach Swinney a few minutes ago and committed," Jenkins told CUTigers.com. "It's a done deal. It all so happened so fast but I'm a Tiger.

"I pretty much knew this was what I wanted to do all along once I got that offer, but they wanted me to call coach Swinney to talk to him first so I waited to do that and talked with him tonight finally."

Simply put, Jenkins said he is signing with the Tigers to do two things- play press man coverage as a cornerback, and return kicks.

"Well my top asset is my speed and my quickness. That's why I started getting recruited by Clemson. I'm also real physical, but Coach Steele said he really liked my speed and my quickness and that I can return kicks. They saw my highlight tapes and saw what I could do.

Jenkins visited Clemson last week unofficially and had several long talks with the coaching staff, which helped him come to his decision just before the start of his senior year.


Martin Jenkins, Clemson's 11th commitment in the 2010 recruiting class, is currently rated as a three-star cornerback according to Scout.com.
"I was his office and was talking to Coach Steele," he said. "He immediately told me they were looking for corners who could play press man. That was one thing that really impressed me because that's what I do."

Jenkins said he chose the Tigers over offers from Syracuse and Toledo, but that Ole Miss was showing strong interest and Florida was as well.

The three-star standout visited Florida this past weekend unofficially but maintains even if the Gators were to offer, his recruitment is over.

"I'm firm with this," he added. "Even if Florida were to come in now, I'm still going to be a Tiger."

Jenkins, who is just now emerging on the recruiting scene, is the 11th verbal commitment for the Clemson coaching staff in the 2010 recruiting class.

He 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.

He is also currently rated as the No. 64 cornerback prospect in the nation according to Scout.com.

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