After juggling so many things during football season, Gary Jennings is ready to focus on recruiting.
“It’s much easier keeping track of things,” said the Stafford (Va.) Colonial Forge wide receiver. “I can just focus on just this.”
Although the Eagles fell short just two games away from a state title, Jennings says they were able to take a lot from the season.
”It’s always disappointing when the season ends, but I felt we had a great season even though the outcome was not what we expected.
“I feel like I progressed a lot physically and mentally as well,” Jennings added. “I felt like I was able to make more plays offensively and defensively. I felt like my game got a lot better.”
Jennings is now ready to learn a lot more about college programs. The three-star wide receiver is planning to take his remaining official visits over the next month. First stop for the Eagles playmaker, Notre Dame.
”It should be a great experience getting up there,” said Jennings about his upcoming visit to see the Fighting Irish this weekend. “The banquet should be fun to see and getting around the campus should be a fun experience to see.”
Jennings who has already taken an official to see Wisconsin, has his eyes set on two more visits in January.
“I don’t have any set dates, but I know I will be headed to West Virginia and UVa in January.”
Both Virginia and West Virginia have continued to show Jennings interest-with UVa offensive coordinator Steve Fairchild and Mountaineers wide receiver coach Lonnie Galloway making in-home visits on Tuesday night.
“They went well. They were able to pop in and answer any questions that were lingering out there… talked about what official dates and just getting me up there with the other players.”
Jennings is excited that he will finally have time to research every school, especially after Wednesday night’s news concerning Wisconsin head coach Gary Andersen leaving the Badgers to coach at Oregon State.
"He's a great coach," stated Jennings after the news broke out. "I guess I'll be informed more later by theircoaching staff."
“When asked how this affects his recruitment and where the Badgers might stand Jennings added, "it's a variety of reasons why I like Wisconsin so I would say that he's a big one. Like I said he's a great person and coach."
Jennings hoping his next few visits will help him make his decision.
“I have not narrowed it down too much, but I will narrow it down after I take those officials,” he said. “(Looking at) just how I would fit scheme wise, just the overall feel of the university and other factors like family feel and things like that.”. Follow @JacquieFran_