Jenkins' 4.43-second 40-yard time was one of the fastest during that second four-day camp session at OSU, rivalring Cleveland Glenville's Freddie Lenix -- one of the state's top sprinters -- for top honors. He also displayed a 31-inch vertical leap at the OSU camp.
"It is one of the strong points for Rutgers that I would be able to play here at home, basically," Jenkins said. "That would be a good thing. But I don't think that's the biggest factor in my decision.
"I also liked the campus at Virginia Tech. Their business school is also really good and I like where their program is headed."
"I think I'm pretty close," he said. "I want to try and make a decision before my season starts. I think a few weeks before the season I will narrow it down even more. My first game is Sept. 17. I'm pretty sure I want to have this done by late August."
As a junior, Jenkins split time between wide receiver and cornerback. On defense, he had 26 solo tackles and eight interceptions. One of those picks he returned 80 yards for a score. Offensively, he had 17 catches for 178 yards and a touchdown. He also returns punts and kicks, bringing a kick back for a score.
"I think the biggest thing for me is my ability to learn and the technique I use in man-to-man coverage," Jenkins said. "I think I'm good at man-to-man coverage and the bump-and-run. I'm aggressive and I have the ability to recover and stay with the receiver. I want to get stronger and I'd like to work on my cover skills too."
Jenkins holds a 3.2 GPA and scored a 980 on the SAT. He is ranked as New Jersey's No. 26 senior prospect this year by TheInsidersRecruiting.com.
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