Jenkins Closer To Committing?

After his last attempt to visit Ohio State ended with rumors swirling of his non-desire to become a Buckeye, Josh Jenkins took a trip to Columbus Thursday morning. Find out how the trip went, who accompanied him and when he might be making a final decision.

With mom in tow, Josh Jenkins took another unofficial visit to Columbus this morning to take in the Buckeyes' campus. By his account, it was a whirlwind of a day that saw the duo seemingly take in every single part of the college experience.

After arriving from Parkersburg, W.Va. around 10 a.m., Jenkins and his mother arrived at the Woody Hayes Athletic Center and met up with the coaching staff as well as the strength and conditioning staff.

Then the tour began.

"They all showed my mom what they had to offer, and they showed us the academic advisors," Jenkins told "She met all of them. Then we toured the campus and saw a lot of things on the campus and went to the rec center, went to the dorms and ate lunch down there.

"Then we went back to the main facilities for a while and chilled and met with everyone individually. I watched their running and their workouts for awhile while my mom hung out with Coach (Jim) Bollman and Coach (Jim) Tressel."

The time spent with both the o-line and the head coaches left a favorable impression on Jenkins' mother.

"She liked them all a lot," he said. "She liked Coach Bollman and Coach Tressel a great deal."

While watching players work out at the WHAC, Jenkins saw former Buckeyes Kenny Peterson, Anthony Gonzalez and Michael Jenkins. He also got to spend time with a friend and verbal member of OSU's class of 2008 – Dublin (Ohio) Coffman's Mike Adams.

"It's just normal," he said of his interaction with Adams. "We just hung out, talked, watched the workout a little bit and all that."

As he prepares to take a vacation before fall camp starts, rumors have circulated that Jenkins could be closer to becoming the fourth offensive lineman to verbally join OSU's class.

If he does elect to do so, it appears that will not become public for some time – a fact he said the OSU coaching staff fully supports.

"I don't have a time limit," he said. "I can take my time. I've talked to the coaches up at Ohio State. Either way, I don't have to sign anything until February. I have plenty of time to make my decision."

Along those lines, Jenkins said he plans to take at least one official visit this fall. He will be coming to Columbus during the first weekend in December for his official visit.

Between now and then, though, he said he will probably be at "a couple" of OSU games this season, although he added that "nothing is for sure."

The recruiting saga of Josh Jenkins, then, does not appear to be over any time soon.

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