Jenkins Plans Columbus Trip

West Virginia commit Josh Jenkins was trying to attend camp at Ohio State, but a problem with his car prevented it. Will Jenkins still make a return trip to Columbus to visit the Buckeyes?

Parkersburg, W.Va., five-star offensive guard and West Virginia commit Josh Jenkins did not make it to the Ohio State Senior Camp last weekend, due to car trouble.

"My transmission went out in my car and I could not make it," Jenkins said. "I get it back this week."

The talented lineman made it to Morgantown for the Mountaineers camp. He informed Scout.com that he did not work out, but he watched.

"I watched the camp," Jenkins explained. "It was an alright time. There was some decent talent there. I didn't get to talk to the coaches a lot."

Jenkins holds offers from more than 30 schools including BCS powers like Ohio State, Florida, Florida State, Notre Dame and Michigan. Jenkins is planning at least two more trips this summer.

"I think we're going down to Florida State right around the 18th of July," Jenkins said of his travel plans.

"I have been to Ohio State four times and me and my mom are going back up I believe on July 19th," he said. "This will be the first time that she will be able to meet the coaching staff. Coach (Jim) Bollman and my mom are both from Ashtabula, Ohio, so they'll have lots to talk about."

Jenkins has developed a strong bond with Bollman and some of the mebers of the Ohio State 2008 recruiting class.

"Me and Coach Bollman text back and forth almost every night," Jenkins said."I hear from (Mike) Brewster every few days we are always texting or talking on instant messenger."

Jenkins and his Parkersburg teammates have been doing stringent workouts in preparation for the upcoming season.

"We workout everyday," Jenkins explained. "Monday, Wednesday and Friday we lift and then on Tuesday and Thursday we run. We run 24 110-yard sprints. The linemen have to finish them in under 18 seconds and I have been getting mine right around 16 seconds, so I feel pretty good about it."

The important question is when will the nation find out where the 6-foot-4, 300-pound lineman will go to school for sure?

"I'm planning on taking some official visits and then I will decide for certian where I am going to end up."


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