JuCo LB Jenkins-Moore Holds Rutgers Offer

Pierce Junior College (Los Angeles) linebacker Marcus Jenkins-Moore holds double-digit scholarship offers from schools in the Big East, SEC, Big Ten and more. Jenkins-Moore caught up with ScarletReport.com to discuss his interest level in Rutgers, one of his 13 offers.

Pierce outside linebacker Marcus Jenkins-Moore has not always been a California kid. Before enrolling a Pierce, the JuCo talent spent time in Georgia and Kentucky and watched plenty of college football in both areas.

From his time living in Louisville, Jenkins-Moore said he became very familiar with Big East schools like Rutgers.

"I know a lot about Rutgers," Jenkins-Moore said. "I follow the Big East and saw them a lot. Their defense is really good. I like how they play."

With linebacker being a top position of need for Rutgers in 2012, Jenkins-Moore said he is excited about the possibilities the school can offer.

"I've spoken with [linebackers coach Dave Cohen] a few times," he said. "I like him. All of my options are open. It would be good to get up there, so I can get to know the staff a little bit more. ... I want to go to a place where I have a chance to play. I want to go where I'm going to play and I want to win games."

Jenkins-Moore holds 13 scholarship offers from schools including Arkansas, Kansas State, Purdue, San Diego State and Texas Tech and is in touch with more than 20 schools, he said.

"I'm really looking at every school," Jenkins-Moore said. "I'm doing my research and seeing what they have. I don't know enough about all of the schools, so I'm still looking all around."

Jenkins-Moore said he plans to take visits after his semester at Pierce and he knows what he is looking for.

"I'm searching for a home away from home," he said. "I've been in a lot of places, now I'm in [California] and the college I choose will be a my new home. I want a place that feels right."

Offered as an outside linebacker, Jenkins-Moore said he could play multiple defensive positions.

"In a good scheme, I'm very versatile," he said. "I'm a linebacker, but I can maybe pass rush in a 3-3-4 or play up in the box or anything. I used to play safety."

He plans to decide in late summer, before the start of his season at Pierce.

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