The Colony (Texas) linebacker Justin Jinning recently made his decision to commit to the Iowa Hawkeyes, and became the 11th member of the Hawkeyes' 2015 recruiting class.
The 6-foot-1, 210-pound standout caught the attention of Iowa and others after recording a team leading 73 tackles on one of the top defensive in the Dallas-Fort Worth metro area. As the 2014 season approaches, the 2015 prospect is not the only Jinning drawing notice with younger brother Josh Jinning catching attention of his own.
Josh Jinning is a 6-foot-2, 180-pound 2017 linebacker/wide receiver who will be making his varsity debut as a sophomore in 2014. Like his brother, Josh is already receiving interest from Iowa.
"They said they would come back and look at me starting this upcoming year so that's the only thing," Jinning said.
The younger Jinning plans to attend an Oklahoma camp in July, and he prides himself of a few abilities on the football field.
"Speed, knowledge - I learn fast - and I work hard," Jinning said.
During the summer months he has been working hard all summer to ensure he is ready to go when the football season rolls around.
"I haven't been doing many camps but I have been with the workouts and stuff," Jinning said. "So I have been trying to stay as active as possible with football."
Like his brother, Josh Jinning has big plans in store when it is time to put on the pads and hit the field.
"Well, it has a lot in store because it's going to be my first varsity year and my brother's last because he's going to be a senior," Jinning said. "I think it will be a real special year for me to play alongside my brother so I really want to work hard and show everybody what I have."
In addition to playing football Josh Jinning also runs track and plays basketball. As a freshman Jinning competed in both hurdle events, the high jump, and the 4x400m on the track and he hopes to run track on the varsity level in 2015. On the basketball court, Jinning was a center for The Colony's freshman squad, but he believes he will be more of a small forward as he makes the move up in competition.