Jenkins Has Plenty To Say About OSU

Junior college standout defensive tackle Jonathan Jenkins out of Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College, and originally out of Meriden, Conn., said he had a great visit this weekend to Oklahoma State. The 6-4, 343-pound Jenkins was speaking to Go Pokes from the Will Rogers World Airport as he waited for a flight back to the Gulfport area.

"The visit to Oklahoma State was good. No, it was great," said Jenkins.

"I had a great time and I really liked my host, number 99, Richetti (Jones). He knew everything and everybody. The game was great, really exciting and even though they lost, they have a really good team. Just like everybody says the facilties are the best. I liked the whole visit – the school, the town, the people."

Jenkins had told us previously the Oklahoma State and Mississippi were recruiting him the hardest and he said those two are still in it.

"I told Oklahoma State that I was definitely considering them," said Jenkins. "They are right up there. I am hearing a lot from Penn State right now. They are trying to recruit me and calling and sending emails."

Auburn, Mississippi State, Syracuse, Texas Tech, Tulsa, and Southern Miss were other schools that Jenkins had previously mentioned.

Jenkins will return to action for Gulf Coast this Saturday when they take on Hinds Community College.

Jenkins said he had a lot to tell his mother, but he told us that Stillwater, Oklahoma wasn't really a comparison to Meriden, Connecticut. He did say previously that he didn't need to be closer to home as he had already become accustomed to being away. It helps when the food is good.

"The food was really good," said Jenkins. "Last night I ate with Coach (Mike) Gundy and his family at Eskimo Joe's. It was so good that Coach Gundy said I could take a (to-go box) for later. The food was good everywhere we ate.

"Today (Sunday), I spent most of my time with Coach (Bill) Young and Coach Gundy. They showed me everything I could ever need to see."

Jenkins is a December grad from Gulf Coast and the former wing-T fullback in high school is all set to find a home and begin vying for playing time in the spring.

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