Jennings adds new offers

When it comes to the recruitment of Gilman School (MD) receiver Darius Jennings, there's a variety of schools that have offered him at a variety of positions. His three most recent offers certainly prove nothing different.

"The last schools to offer were UCLA, Cincinnati and Wisconsin," Jennings said. "I think UCLA, they're recruiting me as an athlete. I think they're leaning towards corner. Wisconsin, it's at corner. Cincinnati, they're giving me the option to try offense and defense."

Even though Jennings, who has been timed as low as 4.46 in the forty, ran for over 2,000 yards as a junior, scored 25 touchdowns on the ground and another 10 through the air, he says his college choice won't come down to whether he‘s being recruited for offense or defense.

"Right now, I'm just trying to keep my options open," Jennings added. "Coaches said they like my defensive style, that would be good at the next level. Others have said I have the skills to do both. I don't know right now. I'm just trying to do what I can do."

With a number of offers from schools from around the country, Jennings said every school is wide open. He did say that Pitt is on his list of schools he would like to get to this summer.

"Actually, Coach (Scott) Turner, the receivers coach, he's my recruiter, and he came down to the school last week," Jennings said of Pitt's recruitment of him. "I have talked to him a little bit. He said that I'm really high on that board. It's good to be there.

"I have also spoken with Coach Wannstedt. Hopefully, I'll get a chance to get down there this summer to check out the campus."

One thing is for sure, is that Jennings won't be at any prospect camps. With the number of offers he has, his focus will be on getting a look at as many of the schools that have offered him, as possible.

"I don't think I'm going to be going too many camps," Jennings said. "We had talked about it, my parents and I. We're going to try and focus on the recruiting process more, as much as possible. I just want to finish the school year strong. After track, I'll see some campuses, visit some schools, and cut some things down."

Jennings has no idea when a top ten or even top five list will come about, or even a timetable for a decision. He hopes to spend the summer taking some unofficial visits. This spring in track, though his school is a private school and does not compete for a state championship, Gilman is one of the premier track programs in the Baltimore metro area. Jennings has hit a 10.7 in the 100, a 21.9 time in the 200 and a 49.8 in the 400. With that kind of speed, he'd be a great fit at any position.


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