Jenkins Aims to Impress at Camp

Although LaMarcus Jenkins is the lesser known of the trio of prospects found on Ahoskie (N.C.) Hertford County's roster, the jumbo athlete should end up with his fair share of scholarship offers when all is said and done.

Just like Tydreke Powell and Danny Dembry, Jenkins is in constant contact with North Carolina assistant, Kenny Browning, his primary recruiter.

"I talk to Coach [Kenny] Browning – I just talked to him the other day," said Jenkins. "He was just talking to me about camp; asking me if I'm going to make it [to a camp]."

Along with his teammates, Jenkins will attend North Carolina's three-day camp starting on June 12th. The 6-foot-4, 235-pounder will workout at both tight end and defensive end.

"When I go to Carolina [for camp], they want me to play tight end and run me at defensive end," said Jenkins. "I've been playing tight end the longest so I'd like to play tight end."

According to Hertford County head football coach Greg Watford, Jenkins might be better suited as a defensive end.

"In talking with [Virginia] Tech and UVa and [North] Carolina, they think he's going to be a defensive player," said Watford. "Maybe he'll grow into a ‘hands down' guy."

In addition to UNC's camp, Jenkins is looking to camp at South Carolina (June 10th), East Carolina, and Virginia Tech.

Like his teammates, Jenkins has his eye on the Tar Heels, but will wait until later in the process to officially name a leader.

"I don't really [have any favorites], but probably UNC," said Jenkins. "I like the coaching staff and just the whole program."

During his junior season, Jenkins caught 16 passes including two touchdowns on offense, and recorded nine sacks on defense. For his accomplishments, Jenkins earned all-conference recognition.

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