Four Offers And Counting For Jenkins

An emerging star among JUCO tight end prospects is Laney TE Darneail Jenkins (6-5, 240). As a freshman last season, the versatile playmaker showed the ability to be a multi-dimensional player and that has led four schools to extend offers and more schools could be joining the fray very soon...

"Right now Toledo, Utah, Colorado State and Illinois have offered," Jenkins told recently. "I talked to Nebraska and USC recorded me at practice. They both like me."

With his ideal size and athleticism, Jenkins was used in different ways by the Laney coaches who did what they could to put him in position to make plays and he rewarded them by finishing second on the team with 33 receptions for 497 yards and three touchdowns.

"I got used alot in different ways," Jenkins noted. "I played on the line (as a tight end) and I got flexed out a lot as one of the starting wide receivers and sometimes at the tight end spot," Jenkins said. "I was also the backup punter and kicker."

As a prep, Jenkins enjoyed a solid career at Diablo High School in nearby Concord, California, but he was unable to qualify for a scholarship to a four-year program, so he decided to give a look to some JUCO programs and Laney seemed like the ideal fit.

"They gave me the most support and they recruited me hard," Jenkins said.

As far as visits are concerned, Jenkins has been talking to Utah about making a trip to Salt Lake City, but that hasn't been scheduled to this point.

Jenkins will finish up his academic work next May and he will have three years to play two following the 2015 football season.

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