Derell Jenkins Impressing Coaches

Derell Jenkins puts on an air show. His coach talks about which school would fit his talents and Derell talks offers.

Derell Jenkins put his talents on display this past Friday at an afternoon practice. Several college coaches were also on hand to check out Jenkins and a slew of Raider D-1 prospects.

Jenkins threw darts for about an hour and then had the college recruiters shaking their heads when he took off running with the ball.

Jenkins is a dual-threat quarterback that's going to make a coaching staff very happy come February. Jenkins threw for 2,000 yards as a junior and he's looking to equal that mark in 2001. Derell says he still doesn't have a leader.

I'm open right now." Jenkins said. Northwestern, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Bowling Green and Western Michigan have offered me a scholarship.

Michigan, Northwestern and Wisconsin are my top three. I'm also looking at Notre Dame and Michigan. I don't have any of my visits yet.

Assistant coach and offensive coordinator, Gordon Acton knows where his prized quarterback would be a good fit.

"I think Derell is taylor made to run the Northwestern offense. Plus Northwestern has a great education." Acton said.

Notre Dame is rumored to be close to offering a scholarship. Clemson is now interested in Jenkins and several other schools will make a bid soon.

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