Jenkins Likes What He Saw In OSU's Bowl Win

Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College defensive tackle Jonathan Jenkins got some good news while spending time at home with his family in Meriden, Conn. The NJCAA announced its All-American honorees and Jenkins was named honorable mention All-American for his efforts in helping Gulf Coast to a strong season and a bowl win, including his touchdown run on a "Fridge" like play in the bowl.

Jenkins finished with 41 tackles (32 unassisted) to go with two tackles for loss and two sacks.

He also is now pondering his future college and football home after making a verbal commitment to Oklahoma State following an October visit. He is getting the full-court press from several SEC schools, including Georgia.

Jenkins did say he liked what he saw in Oklahoma State's 36-10 win over Arizona in the Alamo Bowl.

"Yes, I saw it," said Jenkins of the bowl game for the Cowboys. "I was pretty impressed with the defensive line. I saw something I liked and I saw a few things I didn't.

"I liked the sacks and all the pressure they created. Coach (Bill) Young had told me about the new thing with the defensive linemen standing up in a two-point stance. I liked that a lot. You know when you are standing up with your hands up if a lineman tries to engage you by going for your legs, you are more ready for him because your hands are up."

Jenkins said he is expecting several home visits this week before he returns to Mississippi Gulf Coast next week to finish up this semester.

"Yes sir, I have some home visits this week and then I have my official visit to Georgia on January 21st," said Jenkins. "I have two more official visits I can take, but I'm not sure where I would go right now."

Jenkins said he isn't sure about a final decision. He is still committed to Oklahoma State but he is open to these other schools as well. That commitment is flimsy until Jenkins makes a final decision and he isn't sure when that will happen.

It is expected that Young will make an official visit to Meriden, Conn., early in the week as recruiting opens up again with a contact period starting on Monday. That will be the Cowboys second trip to see Jenkins at home with his mother, who is believed to be an important factor in the decision.


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