ECU Eyes 2016 WR

2016 Charlotte Latin (N.C.) wide receiver Jonathan Jennings is hard at work to impress more college coaches and his recruitment is picking up. Inside ECU Sports spoke with him about ECU.

Things are beginning to heat up with Charlotte Latin wide receiver Jonathan Jennings' recruitment. The talented prospect is seeing more schools pay him attention after an impressive sophomore season.

As a result, his first Division 1 football offer could be on the way soon.

"N.C. State, UNC Chapel Hill, Wake Forest and ECU have been my main contacts," said the 6-foot-3, 190-pound Jennings. "I think ECU, UNC or Wake Forest could be the first to offer. I know the coaches well at all three of those schools."

ECU Head Coach Ruffin McNeill and recruiting coordinator Donnie Kirkpatrick knows Johnny Jennings, Jonathan's father the two coached him during their time at Appalachian State. His father was a hall of fame linebacker for the Mountaineers.

Jennings mentioned the relationship with the Pirate coaching staff has been great so far. They know what type of player and student Jennings is and he knows the program is on the come up.

Both sides are excited that Jennings will attend camp at ECU on June 21.

"I'm excited about ECU," said Jennings. "I remember watching the game against UNC last season and was impressed with them. The team is getting stronger every year and I like what they're doing. The fast-paced offense they run is fun to watch."

Heading into his junior season Jennings has tremendous size at 6-foot-3, 190-pounds, and with added technique he'll be sure to turn more heads.

Jennings mentioned his size gives him the ability to overpower the smaller cornerbacks he faces. When it comes to jump balls, Jennings is a matchup nightmare for cornerbacks. To go on top of that his vertical leap is measured above 35 inches.

This summer Jennings will be working to get bigger, faster and stronger with hopes of impressing more college coaches. He will be also be on the camp trail hard to showcase his talents.

"I plan to go to a couple camps," said Jennings. "I will go to Tennessee, my whole family went there and I want to try to get them interested. Aside from that, I will camp at N.C. State, UNC, Wake Forest and of course ECU on June 21st. I wanted to check out Clemson, Kentucky, Virginia, and Florida State, but times and dates didn't work out."

Needless to say it will be a busy summer for Jennings as he prepares for his junior season. One goal of his is to maintain an individual lifting schedule throughout the season on top of team workouts.


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