Elite Prospect Sets Date to Announce

Austin Seferian-Jenkins, the 6-6, 247-pounder from Gig Harbor, Washington, is the 4th-ranked tight end in the nation, and has countless scholarship offers. He says he's going to make an announcement fairly soon, and has a bit of work to put in before that...

One of the premier players in the country is Gig Harbor (Wash.) tight end Austin Seferian-Jenkins (6-6, 247), who was recently listed among the nation's top 50 players by Scout.com.

With more scholarship offers than he count, Seferian-Jenkins is getting closer to winding down his recruitment.

Seferian-Jenkins has targeted June 1st as the date he'll announce his decision, with plans to whittle down his list in the time leading up to his announcement.

"I'll narrow it down to ten, then to about five or three," said Seferian-Jenkins. "Schools that I know will make the cut are Florida, UCLA, Washington and California. Those are the only ones I know of that will make it for sure."

Seferian-Jenkins has been on Washington's campus numerous times during the spring, camped at UCLA last summer and was at Florida earlier this month, while also visiting Miami.

"I'm still considering Miami somewhat, but I don't know if they'll make my top ten," said Seferian-Jenkins. "But I liked Florida a lot."

Seferian-Jenkins said that three schools ae probably recruiting him the hardest.

"I'd say that Florida is recruiting me the hardest, then UCLA and Washington are recruiting me the hardest after that," said Seferian-Jenkins.

Seferian-Jenkins has a few more visits he'd like to make before deciding.

"I'll be going down to Berkeley to visit Cal and I'll be in L.A. for AAU basketball and I'll be stopping by UCLA," said Seferian-Jenkins.

Seferian-Jenkins said he wants to play strictly tight end in college. With some schools recruiting him on defense, or at offensive tackle, Seferian-Jenkins said his interest in them isn't very high.

"USC wants me to play defensive end and another school wants me to play offensive tackle, so they're really not on my list," said Seferian-Jenkins. "Any school that wants me to play anything other than tight end, they're off my list."

Recently named to the Top 50, Seferian-Jenkins said he's excited by the honor.

"It feels really good to be considered one of the top fifty players in the country," said Seferian-Jenkins. "It's an honor and a privilege. I'm excited to get to some camps and show I'm worthy of that."

Seferian-Jenkins is solid academically, with a 3.3 GPA and plans to take the SAT and ACT later this spring.

The fourth-ranked tight end nationally, Seferian-Jenkins has committed to playing in the U.S. Army All-American Game next January.


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