The Time Has Come for Jenkins

Wide receiver prospect Ryan Jenkins is one of the fastest prospects in the state of Georgia and offers have been coming in at a fast pace recently...

It has been a big last couple of weeks for Ryan Jenkins. The wide receiver from Lassiter High School in Marietta, Georgia, was wondering when his time would come in recruiting, and it finally has.

Clemson offered last year after his camp performance. Louisville then pulled the trigger a little later, but then it got quiet.

Something then changed.

"I think my performance at the MVP Camp, the NIKE Camp, and the VTO Camp really helped me and I think it showed all the hard work I have put in this off-season," said Jenkins.

"I think I am one of the best receivers in the 2013 class, so I am going out to all the camps to show that."

He has shown multiple schools what they wanted to see.

Mississippi State, Missouri, UCLA, Vanderbilt, and Wake Forest have offered the 5-foot-10, 191-pound playmaker recently.

He said: "I think the mix of my size and the way I played in a run-heavy offense slowed things down for me. I did not have as many highlights as some other receivers, so I think me getting out to these camps, making plays against top defensive backs, and showcasing my ability has opened some eyes."

Many more eyes will be on him in the coming weeks and more offers will likely be put on his list too.

"A lot of schools have been telling me they will be by next week to see me during spring practice and they could offer. Alabama, Georgia, Oklahoma State, and many other schools are telling me that," Jenkins said.

Clemson was first to offer and they also have his brother Martin Jenkins on their team, but that doesn't seem to weigh too heavily in Jenkins' mind right now.

"It doesn't effect me in a positive or negative way because I am going to have to be the one that lives with the decision. I just want to go to the school that best fits me."

While he waits to see who offers next, he will be forming a list of favorites in his mind this spring before committing in July.

"I am going to narrow things down to a top five after spring practice, then I will be committing at The Opening out in Oregon this summer."

Chad Simmons is currently a National Recruiting Analyst for FOX Sports/Scout. He started with Scout in 2003 and then moved on to another Recruiting Service from 2004-2008 before returning to Scout the first of 2009 to become South Recruiting Manager.
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