Jennings Tours UNC

North Carolina was the first stop of Darius Jennings' southern trip last week.

"It was pretty good," Jennings said. "I got a chance to tour the campus, like the football fields, stadiums, and training rooms – everything to do with academics and athletics."

Jennings, a 5-foot-11, 175-pound athlete, was accompanied on his southern tour by Baltimore (Md.) Gilman teammate Mike Savage and assistant coach Henry Russell. The trio spent 2-3 hours at UNC before continuing on their travels.

"There was a lot of touring with Marcus Berry," Jennings said of his UNC stay. "There was a camp going on at the same time, so it was hard to sit down and chat with the coaches."

Jennings was introduced to most of UNC's assistant coaches and quickly spoke to Butch Davis while he was on the practice field.

"[Davis] was just saying it was good that I did come down, because it shows that I'm interested in them and he said that he's interested in me, as well, on the defensive side of the ball," Jennings said. "He said he saw my film and he liked what he saw."

Jennings' southern school tour continued with stops at Wake Forest, South Carolina, and Georgia Tech.

Last fall, Jennings visited Maryland, Rutgers, and Virginia

Despite his travels, Jennings isn't prepared to name favorite schools.

"I've only seen seven-eight schools and I have more than that on my list," Jennings said. "This summer is big for me to try to get out to see more schools and try to shorten my list."

By the end of the summer, Jennings, who has received 27 scholarship offers, plans to narrow his list of schools under contention to 12 or 15. He'll further cut that list to six or eight at the end of the football season.

On Friday, Jennings will visit Ohio State. He'll also visit Virginia and Virginia Tech in July, and several others before the end of the summer.

"The schools out west, who offered me, it's going to be kind of hard [to visit]," Jennings said. "If they make it to my top six or eight, then I'll probably visit those with officials.

"With my parents, I'll probably go up north a little bit; check out schools like Penn State, Pittsburgh, West Virginia, probably check out BC, UConn, [and] maybe some other schools."

Jennings is being recruited as a cornerback, running back, wide receiver, and even a quarterback in a run spread offense. Additionally, just about every school has mentioned using him as a return man.

UNC is in the group that likes Jennings as a cornerback.

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