TENNESSEE LINEMAN TALKS RECRUITING

[Premium article] Brandon Jenkins is a 6-5, 255-lb, PrepStar and Tom Lemming's Prep Report pre-season All-American defensive end for East High School in Memphis, TN. He runs the 40 yard dash in 4.55 seconds (yeah, you read it right...amazing!). Brandon is coached by Wayne Randle.

He and his team had an above-average year, advancing to the semi-final round of the playoffs. They lost to Hillsborough 10-6 and finished the year at 11-3. Actually, the season went better than most people thought it would because of the loss of so many seniors from last year's team.

With the likes of former East HS teammates Kyle Dixon attending Arkansas, Ladarrius Price attending Memphis, and Keith Shelton attending Kentucky, Brandon took note of that fact and said during the interview, "if I sign to play in the SEC, I will get to see all those guys."

The injury bug kept Brandon off the field much of this year. Although he had a broken wrist, the Division I recruiters are still very much vying for his signature. He is being courted by the likes of Mississippi State, Tennessee, Memphis, Arkansas, Tennessee State, West Virginia, and Middle Tennessee State.

So far, Brandon has only one in-home visit and that was from Mississippi State's Terry Lewis on November 28th. He said Coach Lewis. "emphasized what coming to Mississippi State could do for me and that hopefully, in a couple of years, I could be a great defensive lineman. Coach Lewis is a cool guy. I like Coach Lewis; I liked him the first time I met him. He's a real cool, down-to-earth kind of guy and I would love to play for him. Although I do not yet have an official date set for State, hopefully I can get one set up. I will visit Memphis on December 15th and West Virginia on January 19th."

As to camps, Brandon went to the Memphis one-day camp this summer and the F.C.A. (Fellowship of Christian Athletes) this summer.


Charles Johnson is a recruiting correspondent for Gene's Page (http://mississippistate.theinsiders.com), the unofficial source for Mississippi State sports on the internet.


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