Recruiting: Jenkins, Gilmer Go For Title

Offensive tackle and Oklahoma State 2010 football commitment Jacob Jenkins of Gilmer, Texas, has one more week of high school football to take care of this season. The Gilmer Buckeyes made their way into the Division I Texas Class 3A Championship Game with a 42-36 win over another traditional power Cuero in the semifinal on Saturday at Sam Houston State University in Huntsville.

"Yes sir, the game was great," said the often quiet Jenkins. "We faced a lot of adversity early in the game but it was fun. It certainly wasn't boring. We were balanced on offense the entire game and were able to run the ball and throw it. Their defense was decent. I think we faced better during the season, but they were pretty good."

Gilmer is used to being around for football playoffs in December, but it is always special to make a championship game and the Buckeyes will travel to the Dallas area for the championship game against Abilene Wylie High School.

Asked about how the feeling is around Gilmer, a nice sized town located in the piney woods of East Texas, Jenkins reverted back to the game and his feelings.

"It felt like a college game," he said. "It was really exciting to play in and I am looking forward to this next one."

Jenkins had been committed to Missouri, where his older brother is a redshirt freshman offensive lineman, but Jacob apparently had doubts in his decision and de-committed from the Tigers.

He later made a trip to an Oklahoma State game this season and then shortly after that trip made a commitment to the Cowboys. He is projected as a center or guard prospect.

"I don't know where or when yet," said the 6-3, 270-pound Jenkins of the state championship game. "I don't think it is Cowboys Stadium because they have something in there."

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