Jenkins Set To Visit After Winning Jersey Title

Piscataway, N.J., defensive back Malcolm Jenkins, fresh off his team's 12-0 season and a championship run, will make his official visit to Ohio State this weekend. Click here for more.

OSU verbal commitment Malcolm Jenkins of Piscataway, N.J., was busy helping his team win a championship this past weekend.

Piscataway took a 27-26 overtime victory over Phillipsburg in the NJSIAA North Jersey, Section 2, Group 4 championship game at Rutgers Stadium. Jenkins, who splits time between wide receiver and defensive back, had two catches for 43 yards and three tackles in his team's win. The team ended the season 12-0.

"It was incredible," Jenkins said. "Our class has been playing together since Pop Warner ball. As soon as last year was over, we dedicated ourselves to going undefeated in our senior year. For it to actually happen is like getting paid for all that hard work."

For a team that had dominated many of its opponents, Piscataway had to earn the championship win.

"Yeah, we didn't play as good as we could have," Jenkins said. "They capitalized on our mistakes. The game was just incredible. We've never played in a game that was that close and for it to happen in the championship game, that was a great way for us to go out."

For the year, Jenkins (6-1, 190, 4.43) had 28 catches for 500 yards and seven touchdowns. He also had one interception as a corner on defense. He committed to the Buckeyes in August, picking OSU over Virginia Tech and Rutgers. He had attended OSU's camp over the summer. That's where he caught the eye of OSU secondary coach Mel Tucker.

Jenkins, who had eight interceptions as a junior, said he is looking forward to his official visit to OSU this coming weekend.

"I loved playing high school football, but now I know have to let that go and start all over again as a college player," he said. "I want to go out there and see the players and coaches and see how I like it."

OSU assistant Darrell Hazell made an in-home visit with Jenkins last Monday and he and head coach Jim Tressel were due in for a visit today, Jenkins said.

Jenkins is a B-student and holds a 980 on the SAT.

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Jenkins Video

Another Big Weekend

Jenkins is one of several prospects due in for official visits. The tentative schedule for the weekend of Dec. 10 also includes verbals Rob Schoenhoft, Todd Denlinger, Jamario O'Neal and Austin Spitler as well as Georgia defensive back Anderson Russell and Minnesota linebacker Jim Laurinaitis.


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