Interest In Jenkins At High Level

Sterling Jenkins has offers and interest from all over the country. A four-star prospect in the Class of 2015, Jenkins is getting some heavy interest from a few key schools in the region, a few schools at this point, may be tough to beat out.

Things have been picking up, yet maintaining the same for 2015 offensive tackle, Sterling Jenkins. Jenkins is already a four-star prospect in the Class of 2015, and could also make a push for being the state's top overall player.

Maintaining the same is still a pretty high level of interest. Just ask Baldwin head coach Pete Wagner, who also gets visits from multiple coaches every week.

"Nothing too different," Wagner said. "The main ones have been Michigan, Ohio State, Pitt and Penn State. Tennessee has also come in. Florida State has shown some interest.

Though nothing official, it does sound like those four--Michigan, Ohio State, Pittsburgh, Penn State--are in good shape with Jenkins. It's almost to the point where Jenkins would like to take a few schools, possibly these four, and strictly focus on developing relationships with the coaching staffs.

"He's pretty good with telling people, 'thanks, but no thanks,'" Wagner said. "I don't think he's going to wait that long (to make a decision). We've had some good discussions with his folks. They're very in tuned with the process. They want the timing to be right. The spring will tell a lot for him.

"He doesn't want this to be a recruiting road show with different coaches coming in. He's got a good hold on the task at hand."

One of those schools heavily in the mix, is Penn State. That was the case when Bill O'Brien was head coach. Interest certainly didn't waver despite a coaching change.

"It's been phenomenal," Wagner said of Penn State's recruiting effort. "Coach [James] Franklin was in the first week, as well as was in in the first week, as well as Coach [Bob] Shoop. Then yesterday, Coach Shoop, Coach [Herb] Hand, Coach [Terry] Smith stopped by. As all these schools come by, they stress the importance of getting him on campus for a visit."

Jenkins was also at Pitt over the weekend, and could possibly be back this coming weekend. Even before Jenkins became known prospect, Wagner had good dealings with the Pitt staff as they began working their way through the local schools.

"Tremendous," Wagner said of the Pitt coaching staff. "They had him up there over the weekend. They'd like to have him back again. For Sterling, it will be about if he sees himself fitting in there. The good thing is that they're local, so he can go there and develop a relationship with that staff, to see if they're the right fit."

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