"I thought about taking the Nevada offer, but I wanted to play another year of JC so that I can see what other schools are after me and what they have to offer before I choose a school."
As a freshman at Citrus last season, Jimenez played both nose tackle and defensive tackle and finished with 25 tackles, three tackles-for-loss and 1.5 sacks.
"Honestly, I played both, but I'm mainly at three-tech (defensive tackle)," Jimenez noted. "I consider my explosion off the line as what I do best. It helps me stop the run and clog up the line of scrimmage.
"I consider myself a run-stopper, but I can definitely get after the quarterback as well."
As a prep at Los Altos (Hacienda Heights, Ca.) High School, Jimenez was lightly recruited and he decided to go the JC route in order to garner more attention. After a year at Citrus, he opted to move to Mt. San Antonio, hoping to get more exposure.
"I chose Mt. SAC because of the rich history the football program has had. Also, their coaches have provided an excellent foundation for my overall improvement as a man and a football player."
Jimenez could leave at any time since he was a full-qualifier, but he plans to finish up his two-year degree in December and he will have three years to play two following the 2016 football season.