Recruiting: Jenkins Becomes Hot Prospect

Oklahoma State will be looking for a center prospect in this recruiting class and the top name on the list now just might be Jacob Jenkins of Gilmer, Texas. The 6-3, 255-pound Jenkins has great feet and quickness with a 4.9 forty. He may only be 255 right now, but he has a frame to get bigger.

It is his athleticism that really makes him stand out on the field as he gets to the second level to block linebackers and has the quickness to set up blocks in space. He is a little off the radar screen but that shouldn't matter as he has blocked for several standouts at Texas Class 3A powerhouse Gilmer in East Texas. His brother Daniel is a 6-4, 290-pound redshirt freshman offensive lineman at Missouri.

Jacob Jenkins has offers from Missouri, Houston, TCU, Northwestern State, in addition to the offer from the Cowboys.

"I was at the Oklahoma State camp over at Trinity Valley and that apparently went well," said Jenkins. "I got an offer out of the deal as they offered me the next week."

Jenkins, who is working out with his Gilmer teammates this summer and also working for a paint contractor as a summer job, said he also made a Baylor camp too. As for his connection with his brother to Missouri, the Tigers offered early, but he is not locked in to following his brother.

"It would be nice to be together at the same school," said Jacob. "Missouri is a good school and a good football program, but I still want to make my own decision. I don't want to end up at a place just because my brother is there. I'm going to look at the other schools."

His plan for the remainder of the summer before football gets underway is to keep working and check out some schools. He said he was planning on going to Missouri and also TCU.

"I have been on the OSU campus and it is pretty nice," he said. "I saw the facilities but they weren't finished yet."

Jenkins said he is looking at civil engineering as a major which would put Oklahoma State in a good position. Of course, with his older brother already there, Missouri is in a good position too.

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