[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. Brandon is coached by Wayne Randle.<P> I talked to Brandon about his visit to Tennessee State this past weekend.

Brandon, can you tell me how was your visit to Tennessee State?
"I had a real nice visit, being close to home, I had a real nice time."

What were some of the activities you engaged in at TSU?
"We went to the basketball game."

Who was playing?
"Tennessee State was playing Tennessee-Martin."

How did that turn out?
"Tennessee State lost, but it was a good game."

Can you tell me how did you find the coaching staff?
"The coaching staff is real nice. Coach Carl Reese is the head coach and he is real down to earth. He treated me well, and the team seems to stick together real well, they are really close knit. So I might be considering TSU."

When do you feel like you will be ready to make a decision on your choice of schools?
"Probably after this last visit to Ole Miss."

And of course you have to go to Ole Miss this weekend.

Do you plan to take any other visits?
"Well, I canceled West Virginia but I was thinking about Arkansas but I have not heard anything else."

So, in what order would you rank your schools as far as a leader is concerned?
"Well number one is Mississippi State, number 2 would be Memphis, number 3 would be TSU."

Thank you Brandon.

Charles Johnson is a recruiting correspondent for Gene's Page (, the unofficial source for Mississippi State sports on the internet.

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