Picture is Clearer for Jenkins

Before attending North Carolina's three-day camp early last week, LaMarcus Jenkins was unsure of his recruiting position and the status of a possible scholarship offer. The 6-foot-4, 235-pound jumbo athlete now has a good idea of both following the camp.

"They wanted me to work at tight end with Coach [John Gutekunst]," said Jenkins. "He's a cool coach."

By working with Gutekunst exclusively, Jenkins felt he made positive progressions during the three days.

"I felt like I got better as time went on," said Jenkins. "They made everything real easy. It was easy off the bump and running the routes."

Although he didn't leave with a scholarship offer, Jenkins has a better understanding of the Tar Heels' recruiting situation at tight end after talking to his primary recruiter.

"I talked to Coach [Kenny] Browning a little bit," said Jenkins. "He said he has to wait [to offer], because he has three tight ends coming in with this class but he doesn't know if they are going to stay at that position."

While he awaits his first offer, Jenkins continues to keep his options open, but admits UNC has a slight edge.

"I'm still liking Carolina," said Jenkins. "I'm still open, but they're still ahead of everyone else."

On July 8th, Jenkins will attend his last college camp – Virginia Tech.

During his junior season at Ahoskie (N.C.) Hertford County, 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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