Jennings Considering UNC Visit

Darius Jennings would have liked to visit North Carolina for either of its upcoming junior day events. However, his hectic schedule will prevent the 5-foot-11, 175-pound Baltimore athlete from making any visits until the summer.

"[UNC] is on my list [to possibly visit]," Jennings said. "It's going to be hard right now because I'm running track and a lot of my Saturdays are taken by meets. I also have a lot going on with school."

Jennings' hectic schedule has only allowed him to visit Maryland, Rutgers, and Virginia, thus far. He is hoping to make several visits over the summer, but doesn't have any definite destinations.

Meanwhile, Jennings has collected two dozen scholarship offers. Georgia Tech, Iowa, Mississippi, Nebraska, UNC, Ohio State, Oregon, Penn State, Stanford, and Virginia Tech are among the scholarship offering schools.

Jennings stars at quarterback at the Gilman School, where he passed for 748 yards and ten touchdowns and rushed for 2,028 yards and 25 scores last season.

However, Jennings is being recruited for just about every skill position on offense and defense.

"It varies with each school, because I'm in the ‘athlete' category," Jennings said. "Some schools have me as a slot receiver. Some schools have me as a combination slot receiver and outside receiver. Some want to give me the option to come in and try offense and defense. Some schools don't know what they want me to be, so they're recruiting me as an athlete and they'll decide once I get on campus. Some schools see me as an all-purpose ‘back… All the schools, basically, see me as a return man."

Jennings doesn't have a position preference.

"I'm leaning towards offense right now," Jennings said. "But the position really isn't too big of a deal. I like having the ball in my hands, but I think I could be a real good cornerback."

UNC, in particular, is recruiting Jennings as a cornerback.

"They said they like my speed and my change-of-direction," Jennings said.

Jennings isn't favoring any schools and doesn't expect to have a favorites list until the football season, at the earliest.

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