Jenkins Hoping For Solid Camp

Moreno Valley (Calif.) Rancho Verde four-star running back Daniel Jenkins will camp at UCLA this weekend and he hopes a good performance there can help him add to his offer sheet...

Moreno Valley (Calif.) Rancho Verde running back Daniel Jenkins (5-10, 177) is sitting on four offers, with a Mountain West school close to offering and, he hopes, a good performance at a Pac-10 school's camp next week making another offer happen.

"I think Colorado State is on the verge of offering," said Jenkins. "Tthey've been calling my coach and talking to him."

And on Sunday, Jenkins will be camping at UCLA, in hopes that a good showing in Westwood could make the Bruin staff offer him.

"UCLA is a high possibility" said Jenkins. "Coach (Wayne) Moses and my dad have been in contact via e-mail and Coach Moses said I only need to come one day to show what I can do. I'm ready for it. And they'll be really high on my list if they offer."

Jenkins has offers from Arizona, Nevada, New Mexico and Washington State and Cal has recently gotten more involved.

"The Cal coaches have been asking my coach for film and my transcripts and I know there is interest in me from them," said Jenkins.

Jenkins said that several schools stopped by Rancho Verde during the spring to check him and three teammates out (four Mustangs have offers from BCS programs) and each were impressed with what they saw from him.

"A few want to watch me my senior year and see what I can do, but I'm confident in my abilities," said Jenkins.

With a handful of offers, and more potential offers coming, Jenkins isn't rushing himself to make a decision.

"I'll probably make a decision before the season is over," said Jenkins. "Right now, my favorites are all the schools that have offered, but I can't make a decision based on today. I want to see what my options are."

Jenkins was the RB MVP at the Los Angeles Nike Camp and knows what he's capable of doing. A minor leg injury sidelined him for some of the spring, but he said he's recovered and ready to camp next week.

During his junior season, Jenkins rushed for nearly 1,200 yards on only 79 carries and scored 26 touchdowns.

Academically, he is carrying a 2.9 GPA and scored a 1280 on the SAT.


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