JUCO TE Chooses Colorado State

Laney TE Darneail Jenkins (6-5, 240) committed to Colorado State while on his official visit this past weekend...



"Yes sir, I committed (to Colorado State) on my official visit this weekend," a happy Jenkins told JCFootball.com Monday morning. "I loved the environment and the people there are really cool. The school has what I'm looking for and the coaches were really excited to hear about my decision."

Jenkins was the second tight end to commit to CSU this weekend, joining fellow JUCO prospect Dalton Fackrell from Snow College who also made his decision.

"We hung out the whole time," Jenkins noted.

Jenkins chose Colorado State over offers from UNLV, Iowa State, Illinois, Toledo and Utah.

As far as future visits, Jenkins is pretty sure that he's through with the recruiting process.

"I don't think (I will take any more visits). I am pretty happy with my decision," Jenkins said matter-of-factly.

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 told JCFootball.com back in May. "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.

Jenkins is on pace to finish up his two-year degree this December and he will have three years to play two following the 2015 football season.


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