Junior report: Ennis WR/DB Anthony Jenkins

Another wide receiver/defensive back out there that could earn a spot in the state's top 100 is Ennis' <B>Anthony Jenkins</B>. IT's reported on several ('04) wideout/athlete/defensive backs thus far and we caught up Ennis head coach Sam Harrell to add Jenkins to that list.

"He's 6-1, 180/185 pounds and can run a 4.5 forty," Sam Harrell told IT. "He can play wide receiver, free safety, strong safety and corner."

His future destination will probably be as a DB, particularly safety, but he could stay at wide receiver depending on what school he chooses (i.e. one with a pass-happy offense).

As a sophomore, Jenkins was good enough to merit a spot on the all-district team as defensive back.

"Yes, he started the whole year for us at strong safety," Harrell said. "We had two really good receivers that year so he stayed on the defense."

As a junior, Jenkins moved back to offense to play wideout and didn't play defense very often.

"We didn't want to wear him out," Ennis' head man explained.

Looks as if it was a smart move -- Jenkins grabbed all-district and all-area honors along with a 2nd-team spot on the all-state list.

"He caught 76 passes for 1,164 yards and 18 TDs," Harrell said. "He even punted and was also our kick returner."

"He's multi-talented and we could play him almost anywhere," Harrell continued.

And just where does the Ennis head coach see his gifted athlete playing during his senior season?

"We plan on playing him both ways," Harrell said, "He'll play wideout and lock down one of the corner spots this year; we're going to need him there too."

As for track, Jenkins participates in the high-jump, triple-jump and long-jump events and also runs on the sprint-relay team and competes in the individual 200 meters.

Schools showing interest: TCU, A&M, Oregon and Texas Tech.

We'll have a little more 411 on Anthony Jenkins in this week's edition of the Inside Scoop.


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