Jenkins Talks Recruiting

Winona (MS) High School TE/DE/OL Colton Jenkins will be spending most of his time camping this summer, mainly to the schools that are showing the most interest in him. Jenkins talked about the camps and the schools that he is most interested in.

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"I've been to Ole Miss' and Mississippi State's (camps) already. And I've also been to Alabama," said Colton. "I am visiting Memphis this coming Saturday. Then, Southern (Miss) the next Saturday. And I plan to attend Mississippi State and Ole Miss again. LSU, also."

Colton's had a great time at the camps and has learned a lot.

"I enjoy going to the camps and seeing the different ways they coach and learning the different ways everybody does things," he said.

As for teams showing the most interest in him, he has three offers and one other school is showing serious interest in him as well.

"I have offers from Mississippi State, Ole Miss and Southern. And Alabama is showing some interest in me," said Colton.

As for who he is most interested in, he's thinking seriously about the three in-state schools.

"Right now, they are all equal. I'm looking at all three of them," said Colton.

He explained what he likes about each one.

Ole Miss - "Their facilities are great. The coaching staff reminds me of my coaching staff at my high school."

Mississippi State - "I have been going to Mississippi State all my life and have always loved Mississippi State. I like their honesty toward me in recruiting and telling me how they are going to do things."

Southern Miss - "I've only talked to Coach (Derrick) Nix once. He's very straight-forward about their plans for me. So, I would have to go with their honesty as well."

If you have been following Colton's recruitment, you have noticed he has gone back and forth between MSU and Ole Miss. It appears it's been tough on him due to how much he likes both schools.

"Yes sir it's been tough (laugh). The reason I have been switching back and forth from Ole Miss to State is when I got to Ole Miss I love it there. Then, when I go to Mississippi State I know the coaches there - I know the Ole Miss coaches as well," said Colton. "I really like (MSU offensive line) Coach (J.B.) Grimes. And I really like (MSU) Coach (Reed) Stringer, the tight ends coach there."

Although he grew up rooting for Mississippi State, that will probably not play a factor in his decision.

"Whatever school I go to, I will play wherever they put me and will wear whatever jersey they wear," said Colton.

And he plans on making his decision during the season if all goes according to plan.

"I am taking my official visits to their games," said Colton. "I will probably make my decision sometime during the football season. It's going to be hard to do."

Will he stick with the colors that he grew up loving, Mississippi State, or will he wind up wearing blue and red, the colors of Ole Miss? Keep it tuned right here on to find out.

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