Jennings Remains Unfocused

The elite Maryland athlete, Darius Jennings, still hasn't narrowed his list to the five schools that he intends to visit, but he does know about UCLA...

Darius Jennings, the 5-foot-11, 175-pound four-star athlete (wide receiver/cornerback/quarterback) from Gilman High School in Baltimore, Md., still has not narrowed his list of schools to five and says UCLA, Ohio State, Boston College, Connecticut, Pittsburgh, Penn State, Maryland, Virginia, Virginia Tech and Wake Forest remain his favorites. All have offered.

"I don't have a leader out of these schools – that's just really hard to say because I haven't been thinking about it or letting it consume my time," said Scout.com's No. 15 wide receiver. "I'm just trying to stay focused on enjoying my senior season.

"But this is my solid top 10 list of schools and I'm just not focusing on too much else," he said. "I think I should have a top five by the end of this month though. And by then, hopefully I can start to schedule my official visits."

Jennings was busy over the summer getting out to all the schools in his list for unofficial visits – all but one.

"I know for sure that I'll get out to UCLA for an official just because I've never been there," he said. "But at this point I really have no idea where I'll go for the other four visits.

"And right now I'd say that Maryland, Virginia and UCLA are the three schools recruiting me the hardest," he said. "It's a combination of mail, email and phone calls that I get from all three. Maryland is especially pushing hard to keep me in state.

"But location really isn't going to play a part in my decision," he said. "I'm going to go wherever feels the most comfortable, and wherever is the best fit for me – it doesn't matter where."

All of the schools in Jennings' top 10 are looking at him as either a wide receiver or cornerback, though Jennings has not played much wide receiver this season due to the fact that he's his team's quarterback in its wildcat offense.

"I'll also get in there as cornerback for certain defensive packages and schemes," he said. "But I'm not sure what I prefer to play in college. As long as I get the ball in my hands at some point that's all that matters. I think I could also be a good cornerback as well. But I'm really just considering all my options."

Gilman (4-2) plays Loyola on Saturday.

This season at quarterback Jennings says he's rushed for 1,000 yards, totaled 12 rushing touchdowns, passed for 250 yards with one touchdown through the air, and also had two kick returns for touchdowns and one punt return for a score.

On defense, he claims six tackles and three pass breakups.

He reports a 3.1 GPA and an 1120 SAT with no plans to retake the test.


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