Justin Jenson Looks Forward to Being a Gopher

Justin Jenson, a 6-foot-7, 338-pound offensive tackle from Elk River (MN) High, committed to Minnesota in June after attending the Gopher football camp. Jenson led the Elks to a 4-6 mark last season, losing to Champlin Park in the Class 5A, Section 7 quarterfinals. GoldenSports.net caught up with Jenson's mother, Tiffany, to learn the latest on one of the Gophers' newest commitments.

Justin Jenson was one of two players, along with Andy Brinkhaus, to commit to the Gophers after attending their football camp in June. Jenson is considered a late bloomer who observers felt has just started to realize his potential in the past year.

Tiffany Jenson said that her son committed after attending the Gopher camp.

"He is very excited about the "U." He is thrilled about being about to play in front of his family and friends."

The Minnesota marketing department will be happy to learn that they will likely have an extra ticketholder in the Jenson family as are expecting a seventh child.

Jenson played junior varsity basketball last year, but Tiffany said that he is not going to play this year.

"He loves basketball, but he would not likely get much playing time. He dropped weight playing basketball, which set him back when it came to football. He wants to continue weight training and be ready for next season.

Tiffany said that her son is homeschooled and takes part in the PSEO (post secondary education options) program and takes classes at Anoka Ramsey. He scored a 22 on his ACT and plans a computer-related major.

Elk River starts practice tomorrow and will play in the Wayzata scrimmage Aug. 27. They open the regular season against Andover at home on Sept. 1.

Jenson plans to attend the Gopher football scrimmage this Saturday.

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