Bynes Impresses Coaches and Jenkins Get Offer

Linebacker Josh Bynes and defensive back Moses Jenkins, teammates at Boyd Anderson High in Lauderdale Lakes, Fla., both said they had good experiences at this past week's LSU camp. Find out what both had to say about their stay on the bayou.

Linebacker Josh Bynes and defensive back Moses Jenkins, teammates at Boyd Anderson High in Lauderdale Lakes, Fla., both said they had good experiences at this past week's LSU camp.


"It was a real good camp," said Bynes, who is arguably the top linebacker target on LSU's board. "Coach Peveto and everybody, were just real good coaches. They were very patient and willing to work with you.


"I was able to catch on real quick and feel comfortable in the system. LSU is one of the schools I like and they made me feel real comfortable this week."


Last season, Bynes tallied 147 tackles, eight forced fumbles, five fumble recoveries and two sacks, earning him all-county honors. So far, he said he has received 26 offers from schools all over the country.


Although he said he wouldn't have a top 10 until next week, he gave Tiger Rag a rough draft of what his list will look like.


"LSU, Auburn, Tennessee, Notre Dame, UCLA, Iowa, Florida State, Arizona State and Pittsburg are going to be my top teams," said Bynes.


Bynes went to camp at both Florida State and Auburn this summer, but said LSU's was a little different.


"At LSU, it was like the amount of time I spent there I was able to really get comfortable in the system," said Bynes. "I really found that their 4-3 suits me and I found it easy to pick up on."


Bynes is being recruited by coach Jimbo Fisher and said he likes him.


"He's real cool and laid back," said Bynes. "He doesn't put any pressure on you to go to LSU. He just talks about the program and lets you feel it out. He jus tries to make sure I'm doing OK."


Bynes said he plans to take an official visit to LSU this fall to tour the campus during his school's bye week since he spent nearly all of his time focusing on camp. He said he hopes to take what he learned from the coaches and apply it to next season to make himself a better player.


"I learned ways to fight through coverage and get to my targets," said Bynes. "Some of the things I already knew, but when they explained it to me, it seemed to make even more sense. I'm going to take a lot of what I learned into next season."


Bynes teammate Jenkins also said he plans to use what he learned at camp as well.


"It was an excellent camp," said Jenkins. "I loved the indoor facilities, the weight room and everything. The coaching staff was great. Coach Mallory taught me a few great techniques I know I'll be able to take with me into next season."


Although Jenkins said he hasn't received his official offer yet, Fisher told him he'd be getting one on paper soon.


"Fisher told me he'd be down in the fall to come get me and bring me to LSU," said Jenkins. "I didn't get anything in writing, but verbally he said I had one. Hopefully he will come down in the fall though and get me."


At first, Jenkins would not say that LSU was his favorite only that it was one of his top teams. However, he quickly added that one thing could change his mind.


"They're in the top," said Jenkins, who has official offers from Iowa, Arizona State, Wisconsin, Louisiana-Lafayette and FIU. "The other schools are Florida, Iowa, and Wisconsin. If I get an offer in writing, though, that would change things with LSU."


Jenkins said he was at a Florida camp the day before he arrived in Baton Rouge and he impressed the Gators' staff as well.


"Florida told me pretty much the same thing as LSU, that I'd have an offer in the fall," said Jenkins.


Jenkins is projected by some as a safety but he worked out exclusively at cornerback for the LSU coaches and said he adjusted to the system well.


"I felt real comfortable," said Jenkins. "My competition was alright. I think I was able to hang with the receivers."


At 6'1", 175 pounds, Jenkins was able to run 40-yard dashes of 4.52 and 4.49 at LSU. He has that physical nature coaches love in a corner but he also showed that he can cover to


"I think they like my size," said Jenkins, who picked off one pass and logged 30 tackles as a junior. "There aren't a whole lot of cornerbacks at that height. That was my first times in one-on-one drills and I think I showed them that I could be pretty good."

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