Michigan Keeping Eye on Jenkins

U of D Jesuit forward Chris Jenkins had a chance to see the Wolverines season unfold. Meanwhile the Michigan coaching staff has made it out to watch him a few times in recent weeks. GoBlueWolverine caught up with the sweet-shooting forward to discuss the rise in mutual interest, his relationship with the Michigan coaching staff, the other schools making a strong push, and more.

Chris Jenkins, the 6'5 forward prospect out of U of D Jesuit, noticed Michigan's presence at a few of his games in recent weeks.  The attention is definitely welcomed since he has spent a great deal of time watching them this season as well.

"I watch Michigan a lot I think I would fit right in with what they do on offense," said Jenkins.  "Last year I had mild interest in the team now this year I have high interest in Michigan and what they are doing out on the floor. I really like the system they run too because Michigan gets out and runs."

Most of the credit for that continued interest in the Maize & Blue goes to one of the Wolverines new assistants.

"Coach (Bacari) Alexander and I have a very good relationship," Jenkins said.  "I have known him since he was at Western Michigan coaching. I call him a lot and we talk about Michigan's system.  (I call) Coach Beilein as well to talk about what they are trying to do up there he tells me about the great education that Michigan has to offer. Coach says he can see me playing a Manny Harris' role stretching the floor, penetrating, and shooting jumpers."

Fortunately for Beilein and company, they aren't the only ones working hard to keep Michigan on Jenkins mind.

"My dad wants me to really think about Michigan and what they have up there," the talented youngster stated.  "Also my granddad (William Moore) talks to me about Michigan as well he graduated from Michigan."

Offers and heavy interest from other colleges are also the topic of conversation since Jenkins is intent on weighing all of his options thoroughly.

"I have offers from Duquesne, Central Michigan, and U of D Mercy," he reported. "The schools that are really showing a lot of interest are Michigan, Oakland, Xavier, Providence and Illinois."

Interest in Jenkins is on the rise because his high school team changed its offense around and has him doing a few different things to make the team better.

"I started off slow this season, but now I know the offense and I have turned things around with the way I am playing," he said.  "Now Coach has me penetrating more as opposed to me shooting jumpers because teams are guarding me for the jumper. I try and am an energy guy and help my team win."

Despite the increase in recruiting attention, his focus remains directed toward achieving collective goals.

"I want to win the Catholic League title this year," Jenkins said.  "We will try hard to continue to advance to win it all."

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