UNC Looking for Room for Jenkins

While LaMarcus Jenkins still has yet to land his first scholarship offer, the 6-foot-4, 235-pound jumbo athlete has received plenty of phone calls the past few weeks.

"I've talked to Penn State [and] I talked to Coach [Kenny] Browning, he called me about a week ago," said Jenkins.

While talking to Browning, Jenkins' primary recruiter at UNC, he discussed North Carolina's recruiting situation regarding Jenkins.

"He asked me how my season was going and how things were going with me," said Jenkins. "He said they signed three tight ends last year, so he told me we'll see what happens [with a possible offer]. He said they'll see if they need me at tight end, or they might move me to another position."

Jenkins admitted that North Carolina is his leader, but he wouldn't immediately commit to the Tar Heels upon receiving a scholarship offer.

Last week, Jenkins joined teammate and major UNC target Tydreke Powell in Chapel Hill for the Tar Heels' ACC opener against Virginia Tech.

"I think they played a really good team in Virginia Tech and they made a couple of mistakes," said Jenkins. "[After the game] I spoke to some of the coaches a little bit, but really not a deep conversation."

While Jenkins is being recruiting for tight end, his primary duty on Ahoskie (N.C.) Hertford County is on the defensive line.

"We're not really a throwing team, so I'm used mostly for defense," said Jenkins. "I like tight end better than defense, though."

This past Friday, Hertford County suffered their first loss of the season – a 24-22 nail-biter at the hands of Rocky Mount (N.C.) Senior.

"I don't know what happened," said Jenkins. "We played bad, but only lost by two. We could have won that."

This coming Friday, Hertford County opens up their conference schedule when they lost Elizabeth City (N.C.) Northeastern.

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