"We're like family now"

Clemson's big recruiting weekend, as expected, made a tremendous impact on the 2010 class.

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There's one thing task left in the recruiting process for Clemson commit Martin Jenkins, and that's sign his name on his letter of intent next month on signing day.

"It's real exciting. I'm kind of relieved that everything is over with. I haven't been getting all of the calls and all the mail from the schools," he said. "I can't wait until signing day."

Jenkins was hosted by Coty Sensabaugh while he was on campus for his official visit this past weekend.

"I had met him before. It was real cool getting to know him. He came up to me when I got there and said he was my host," Jenkins said. "Some of his friends were hosts too, so I got to meet their recruits. Everybody just kind of bonded and chilled. It was a good experience."


Martin Jenkins (pictured at Saturday's Clemson/B.C. basketball game above) is one of five defensive backs being brought in via the 2010 recruiting class. (Roy Philpott)
The highlight the weekend was putting on the No. 6 jersey and running down the hill in Death Valley.

"I wanted number four, and then I heard it was retired. I probably want a single-digit. If six is open, I'll definitely get it," Jenkins said.

Attending the basketball game was a highlight too. It was the first college basketball game he's ever been to.

"I thought the environment was great. I didn't really know what to expect. It was really cool. I liked it a lot," Jenkins said.

After the game, the official visitors went to the banquet for the 2009 Clemson Tigers.

"I liked the team banquet. That was cool. I got to feel the team vibe and see all the players," he said. Before heading back home to Roswell, Ga., Jenkins and his father met with coach Dabo Swinney and defensive backs coach Charlie Harbison.

"(Coach Swinney) was telling us about the family- we're like a family now. He told us we can come to the spring practice," Jenkins said.

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