Jennings ready for LSU

Marietta quarterback Anthony Jennings is one of two quarterbacks committed to LSU for the class of 2013. He breaks down his recent in-home visit and why he's excited about getting to Baton Rouge.

For LSU commitment, Anthony Jennings, the last few months have been focused exclusively on his high school season. The Marietta High School (GA) standout guided his team to an 8-4 record, and a berth in the Georgia State Playoffs. Through the first six games of the 2012 season, Jennings had thrown for 888 yards and 8 touchdowns, to go along with another 438 yards and 5 touchdowns on the ground.

With his high school season now behind him, the 6-2 202 pound prospect has had a chance to reconnect with the staff from LSU, where he has been committed since June of this year. One big step in reconnecting with the LSU staff was the recent in-home visit that Jennings received from quarterbacks coach, Steve Kragthorpe. Jennings also has another in-home visit scheduled in the near future with the head man from LSU.

"It was me, my dad, my mom, and Coach [Steve] Kragthorpe," said the four-star prospect. "He came in and talked to us about the future and how I can be an impact player for them. They really wanted to stress that they want me to get comfortable with all of them before I get down there. They talked about a lot of football stuff but it was a great visit from them."

"I have another in-home next week with Coach Miles. I'm excited about seeing him."

When he made his commitment to LSU in the early summer, Jennings explained that his relationship with Steve Kragthorpe was one of the main reasons for him pulling the trigger early. Jennings explained that his relationship with Kragthorpe has continued to grow, and it something he is looking forward to at the next level.

"It's a great relationship," said Jennings. "He and I have a nice relationship. He pushes me to do great in school and on the field. He is just a very loving and caring guy that wants me to do what is best for me and the program."

Another thing that Jennings is looking forward to upon his arrival at LSU is competition. Jennings is one of two quarterbacks committed to LSU for the class of 2013, with the other one being California standout, Hayden Rettig. While most would think that bringing in two high-profile quarterbacks could cause problems, Jenning says it is something that he is excited about and looking forward to.

"I'm really looking forward to being there with [Hayden] Rettig," explained Jennings. "He's another great quarterback in our class I'm really excited about the competition that will come from it and it will make me a better playmaker on the field for LSU. If he were to win the starting job, it would just push me to work even harder."

Jennings had a chance to meet Rettig at the Alabama game in November, and he can already tell that they will be good friends during their time at LSU.

"He is pretty cool," said Jennings. "I met him at the Alabama game and he is a cool dude. He is going to push me to be a great quarterback, and I will do the same for him. It's a competitive system we are being put in, but I consider him a great friend."

Jennings explained that he will only officially visit LSU, and he expects it to be a very relaxing weekend in which he has a chance to soak up the campus atmosphere a little bit more.

"I am taking my official visit to LSU on December 14th," said Jennings. "I think I'm just going to be hanging out and using it as a formality. I'm not really sure how the official visit process works, but I really look forward to getting to know the entire coaching staff a little bit better."

With LSU expected to have numerous January enrollees for the class of 2013, Jennings explained that he would definitely be one of them, something that has him very excited.

"It is going to be a great opportunity for me to get there early and grasp the offense before the other recruits get in," said Jennings. "I feel like it will really help me be the best LSU player that I can be early on."

Since making his commitment to LSU, Jennings has not entertained any other options. He wanted to leave a message for Tiger fans on what they can expect from him once he steps on campus in Baton Rouge.

"I'm going to give 100% all of the time when I'm a Tiger," said Jennings. I'm looking forward to winning a lot of championships at LSU."

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