MSU OL Signee Craig Jenkins

Mississippi State freshman offensive lineman signee Craig Jenkins talked about the summer conditioning and his personal hopes for the upcoming fall football season.

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What is your height and weight?
"6-5, 348, O-line."

What did you attempt to do during the first part of the summer while you were at home?
"I tried to stay in shape for when I came in. I also tried to get my wind better."

What are your plans for the second summer session?
"During the second part of the summer, I plan on coming out and working hard in the hopes of bettering myself as a player and a person. I want to get in better shape. I'm mainly talking about endurance. When the endurance comes, the weight will fall, so I'm not worried about that."

What do you want to get your weight down to?
"(The MSU O-Line coach) said he wants me down to 315."

What did you weigh in high school?
"I played at 335."

How did you wind up gaining weight?
"It is hard being motivated when you don't have someone pushing you during the transition from high school to college."

What are your personal hopes for the upcoming football season?
"Personally, I don't have any particular place I want to play. I feel he will put me where it will benefit the team."

Has MSU offensive line coach, Coach Grimes, told you where he is going to play you?
"Either guard or tackle, but I'm really not sure"

Would you prefer to play this season or redshirt?
"I'm ready to go, ready to suit up."

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