Jenkins breezes through track final

Martin Jenkins wrapped up a solid senior track season Saturday with first and second-place finishes in the 100 and 200-meter finals at the Georgia 5-A state track meet Saturday.

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He won the 100-meter race with a 10.5 and was second in the 200 at 21.4. Jenkins also won the region titles in both events and brought back some hardware to Centennial High School (Roswell).

Now the 2010 Clemson signee can turn his attention to football.

"I've been able to work out, but not as hard as a football workout," Jenkins said. "It has not been really, really hard lifting. But I have been staying in shape, maintain my weight—things like that."

Since signing with Clemson earlier this year, Jenkins has been able to stay in touch with several folks that he's going to be spending a lot of time with over the next four or five years.

"I talk to Darius Robinson and Garry Peters. I talk to Joe Craig also, sometimes. And I talk to coach Harbison every week or so," Jenkins said.

The conversations over the phone with Harbison are usually reserved for catching up with one another.

"He makes sure I'm on top of my academics, things like that. He'll ask me various questions," Jenkins said.

The test scores all squared away for him to enroll at Clemson later this summer. Jenkins just has to maintain his solid grades.

"I've got A's and B's in all of my core classes, I should make it in," he said.

Jenkins isn't sure of what his playing time in the fall is shaping up to be. The question of whether it's going to be a red shirt freshman season or not is still up in the air.

But he is ready to hit the weights hard and see what happens.

"I'm sure the coaches are thinking since I'm a smaller guy that (red shirting) is on their mind," Jenkins said. "I'm going to come up there ready to play my first year. I'm just going to see how I do. If they're going to red shirt me, that's just going to happen. I'll definitely be ready to play."

As voted on by members of his class at Centennial, Jenkins was named mostly like to be in the Olympics and most likely to succeed. Top Stories