CB Enjoys Visit, Talks About Coaching Change

Commit Jacquez Jenkins was on an official visit this weekend when he learned his recruiting coach, Coach Gregory, would not return next season. Read on to find out how the visit went and how Coach Gregory's dismissal will affect Jenkins recruitment.

"My visit was great." Said Jenkins, "It was more than I expected. They showed me a great time. I loved the visit."

Lakewood's Jacquez Jenkins committed to the Bulls back in June, days after attending the SuperBull camp at Raymond James Stadium. Since then Jenkins has been to several USF home games and has been actively recruiting local prospects to come to USF, including Julius Forte.

"The players showed me a lot of love. They interacted with me a lot and they made me feel like I'm already a part of the team. We just had fun."

Jenkins host for the weekend was another former south-Pinellas recruit, Jerrell Young. Young attended Gibbs high school, which is only minutes from Jenkins current school, Lakewood.

"I knew Jerrell from when he played at Gibbs. It was good hanging out with him, we're like the same person. I've known him for a few years and he's been someone I look up to and I know I can be honest with."

While on the visit Jenkins learned that his main recruiter, Coach Greg Gregory would not return to the team next year.

"I think I was probably the first recruit to hear about it. I was actually in the room with B.J. Daniels when we heard the news. I think it was a shock, but those are the types of things that happen in college football and you have to be prepared for it. It's a part of life."

Jenkins said the coaching staff didn't get into details, but they did address the situation.

"They didn't tell us why, but I think I know what it's about. They didn't give us too much info, I just know that Coach Canales might have a shot at being the offensive coordinator."

Besides hearing the news of Coach Gregory's firing, Jenkins said the rest of the visit went off without a hitch and he's anxious to get to signing day and make it official by faxing in his LOI.

"It's an honor just to get a scholarship to go to college and to be able to go to a big time program like USF, it is a dream for me. It will be an honor for me to say I go to South Florida."

Jenkins played both offense and defense in high school, but the 6-foot-2, 180 pound ATH will play safety when he gets to USF. He's fully qualified and considers himself ahead of schedule in his rehab of a torn knee ligament.

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