Jenkins Focusing On Two

Sterling Jenkins is hoping a couple of unofficial visits will help him solidify his college decision.

It's down to Penn State and Ohio State for Sterling Jenkins.

Pitt was in the mix for awhile. Looking to stay on track with a June decision date, Jenkins reached out to all the schools in his top list. Even for Pitt, while he appreciated the interest, the Panthers did not make the final cut.

"He contacted all the coaches, saying he appreciated the contact," Baldwin head coach Pete Wagner said. "Right now, it's not of interest to him. It's probably a multitude of things, but for him, it comes down to relationships."

As for relationships, the best ones Jenkins has are with Penn State and Ohio State. Jenkins has an upcoming visit to Penn State planned for May 5.

"It's been phenomenal, to bring the entire staff with them," Wagner said. "Coach (Bob) Shoop and Coach (Terry) Smith are two very good people, they're on a roll. That's very evident by the recruiting class they have.

"For Sterling, it's just an opportuniy to get out there. Just an overall extremely positive environment to be around."

As for Ohio State, same thing. A solid relationship with assistant coach Luke Fickel.

"Coach Fickel has done a great job, Coach (Ed) Warinner has been great," Wagner added. "They're Ohio State for a reason. They just continue to build relationships.

"Basically, Sterling is going to go and watch practice at each school, an opportunity to know those coaches a little better. An opportunity to know those coaches a little better. Quite frankly, this is the first time he's had to take a step back. It's been a good couple weeks for him, a little more relaxed atmosphere for him. He would like to stay on a June timeline."

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