Two-way 2015 athlete adds Notre Dame offer

2015 athlete Gary Jennings of Stafford (Va.) Colonial School talks about why Notre Dame is worthy of being added to his top six despite receiving an offer relatively late in the recruiting process.

Notre Dame continued its pursuit of adding a third safety in the 2015 class when it extended an offer on Tuesday to three-star athlete Gary Jennings of Stafford (Va.) Colonial Forge.

"I guess it was about two weeks ago that I first heard from Notre Dame," Jennings said. "Coach (Scott) Booker told me that he really liked my build. And, when Notre Dame offered, he said they were offering me as an athlete, but that I would probably end up on the defensive side of the ball at safety."

Jennings currently has a top five of Boston College, Vanderbilt, Virginia, West Virginia and Wisconsin, but Notre Dame has now jumped into the mix.

"Yeah, I guess you could say that I have a top six now," Jennings said. "Notre Dame is a very prestigious school, and they are very selective in who they offer, so I'm definitely going to look into them more in-depth."

Part of that research will include taking a visit to Notre Dame.

"I have to get the date down for sure, but it will be either Dec. 6 or Dec. 13," Jennings said.

So far, the 6-foot-2, 205-pound prospect has visited (unofficially) every school in his top five except for Wisconsin. The Badgers will get his first official visit on Oct. 11.

"I will take all of my official visits if I can fit it into my schedule and if I feel like I need to in order to make a decision," Jennings said. "I'll cross that bridge of who (in top six) doesn't get one when it comes."

"How I fit into the program will ultimately matter most," Jennings added. "I want a place where I can flourish athletically and academically."

Through five games in his senior season, Jennings has posted five interceptions on defense and 10 touchdown receptions on offense.

Jennings is a three-star prospect and is ranked as the No. 131 wide receiver in the class of 2015.


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