Adrian Jenkins, the 6-foot-3, 195 pound Jefferson wide receiver was one of USF Junior Day attendees this past weekend. The local product came with his younger brother and teammate, WR Aaron Jenkins, and WR Charles Booth Jr. and enjoyed the visit.
"It was pretty good. We toured the facilities, saw the new practice fields, and got to meet with the coaching staff, and talk with some of the players," said Jenkins. ""Everything looked top of the line. The new fields looked real nice and they have an artificial turf that looked sweet."
"I got to talk with the head coach and the receiver coach," said Jenkins. "They told me they liked me and were interested me, and were going to continue to recruit me."
"They let us talk and ask questions with the players and that was cool. They all seem to really like it there.," said Jenkins. "I asked the quarter back Bobby Eveld about the recruiting process, and about walking on. He said they treated him just like all the other payers, and didn't have to do anything extra, and that he was very happy with his choice."
Jenkins played on the Jefferson State Champion team last season, and while playing behind star receivers Andre Davis and Chris Moore, but still caught 18 passes for 243 yards and scored 2 touchdowns. Schools are beginning to show interest in the big receiver.
"Things are going good, and schools are showing interest in me, they're just waiting to see how I perform in the spring game," said Jenkins. "I currently have an offer from Bethune Cookman, and schools showing me interest are USF, Cincinnati, Rutgers, Iowa State and FSU. I expect things to heat up in the next few weeks."
The local product said he doesn't have a leader and is open to all schools, but does favor the hometown Bulls, a team he grew up watching.
"USF is close to the top, they're one of my favorites, said Jenkins. "They're close to home, the program is growing and I like the new coaching staff, and they seem like they do a good job with the players."
When it comes down to making a choice Jenkins said there are a few factors that could play a roll.
"First of all its academics," said Jenkins. "Then location could play a roll so my family could come see me play in games, and I also like playing in warm weather."
After USF junior day, the 6-foot-3, 195-pound receiver attended Team Tampa's practice for the upcoming Badger elite 7-on-7 tournament.
"That was good and. I felt a little rusty so it felt good to get back on the field and catch some passes, "said Jenkins. "There was a lot of competition out there. The quarterback from Tarpon, Louis Pappas surprised me out there."
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