Jennings Serious About WVU

The state of Virginia has been favorable to West Virginia in recruiting over the years, and the Mountaineers have returned to the Commonwealth with their latest offer.

Gary Jennings' reaction to receiving his latest offer, from West Virginia, was full of emotion. While the Mountaineers had been on his radar from sometime, receiving official word was a bit surprising.

"I'm excited about the offer," Jennings explained. "They've been on my radar for schools that are close to offering for quite some time. I think it was only a matter of time before they did it. I'll be looking more into them during the summer."

Jennings admits he's not too familiar with the overall Mountaineer program. However, being a wide receiver himself, he understands the program's history at the position and is intrigued about the possibility of being next in line.

"I know they had a couple of good receivers coming out the past few years," Jennings laughed. "It factors a lot into my decision because the coaching staff has worked with a lot of great receivers over the years. They've coached guys like Justin Blackmon and Dez Bryant. I think it would be a good fit."

Jennings (6'2, 190 lbs.) holds seven offers from a wide variety of programs, includingMarshall, Virginia and Wisconsin.

The Scout.com three-star insists his recruitment is in the early stages, thus allowing new programs entering the mix and opportunity to still land his services.

"Right now I'm just taking everything in," Jennings said. "I'm not drawing any conclusions right now, just taking it all in. I'm taking in the pros and cons of each school. Everyone is doing a good job of recruiting me so right now everyone is kind of there. I don't want to single anyone out."

"I would say there's still time for schools, especially West Virginia, to get involved," Jennings continued. "They're close by so I would say yes."

Despite taking his time and allowing all programs to have a shot, Jennings has identified a target date to make a final commitment.

"I would like to make my decision by the end of my senior year," Jennings said. "It's a very important decision so I'd like to have it done by end of football season."


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