Gilman School Standout Updates Recruitment

Rutgers offered Gilman School (Baltimore, Md.) standout Darius Jennings in the fall, and now he has nearly two dozen offers. He talks about whether he has trimmed any from his list, where Rutgers stands, and whether he has developed a relationship with anyone on the Scarlet Knights staff. He also gives an update on his positions of preference in college.

Gilman School (Baltimore) athlete Darius Jennings holds nearly two dozen scholarship offers, but he is not even close to cutting his list.

That is a decision that will take place after the school year because he is focused on school and running track.

However, Jennings was recently on the Rutgers campus for the BadgerSport 7-on-7, which gave him a chance to see the facilities and get a feel for part of the campus. He also has been building a relationship with receivers coach P.J. Fleck, and plans to give the Scarlet Knights a hard look when trims his list.

"I'm getting to know coach Fleck,'' Jennings said Tuesday night. "We've been in contact. I'm definitely going to call him. I'm keeping my options open right now. They're just as equal as anyone else right now. I'm keeping all my options open and trying to learn as much as I can about each school.''

Jennings said he will trim his list "once the school year ends,'' and added he is enjoying the recruiting process.

But when he eventually decides on finalists, it may come after he decides which position he wants to play in college.

For as vast as his offer list is, so too, are the positions he is being recruited to play. The 5-foot-11, 175-pound Jennings stars as the Gilman quarterback, where he runs the Wildcat package. He rushed for 2,028 yards and 25 touchdowns as a junior, and added 748 passing yards and 10 touchdowns.

Schools are recruiting him to play slot receiver, wide receiver, running back, all-purpose back, cornerback and Wildcat quarterback.

"Some schools have me as a corner and some schools say they will let me try offense or defense, whichever I want,'' Jennings said. "I don't have a preference of position, but I would probably say I like offense more. But I think I have the skills to play both.

"I would definitely say I prefer a position where I get the ball in my hands, whether that be as a running back or receiver, inside or outside, or as a quarterback in the Wildcat because that's what I do in high school.''

Jennings also played basketball in the winter, so he didn't have the opportunity to visit schools. His spring track schedule is also making it difficult to trip anywhere, but he may visit Penn State to watch the spring game.

"My schedule is pretty booked,'' Jennings said. "There's a slight chance I might make it up to Penn State's spring game because it's kind of close. Hopefully, it will be on a day where I have an open date, but I haven't decided yet.''

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