Texas defenseman w/ Leach offer high on Cougs

WASHINGTON STATE is squarely on the radar of a linebacker/defensive end-type out of Texas who has a penchant for sacks and is serious about his academics.

Malik Jenkins (6-3, 210) out of Ennis, about 30 minutes outside of Dallas, has always placed a premium on academics.

He carries a 3.6 GPA and recently scored a 1320 on the SAT.

Out on the field, he recorded 47 tackles and 10 sacks his junior season.

"Washington State said they like the way I run to the ball -- I want to say it's my speed but I think it's also my eyes," said Jenkins.

JENKINS HOLDS offers from WSU, Rice, Houston, North Texas and Stephen F. Austin, with Oklahoma State and Arkansas also showing interest.

Jenkins said Washington State and Rice are piquing his interest most right now.

"After the season starts, I'm going to visit Washington State," said Jenkins. "And then close to home Rice and Houston are trying to get me out to visit ASAP this summer."

SOME SCHOOLS SEE Jenkins growing into a d-end role, others see him as a linebacker, BUCK and otherwise.

"Distance really isn't a big deal to me, I think it's probably a bigger deal to my family… with Washington State though, I really like Coach Leach, and I really like coach Choate and Coach Morris," said Jenkins.

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