Jacquez Jenkins is a very good safety prospect from St. Petersburg (Fla.) Lakewood High School. Jenkins, 6-2 and 181 pounds, recently make his decision, as he has decided to stay close to home.
"I committed to South Florida on Monday," Jenkins said. "The location is great because it's close to home and my family can come see me play. They are an up and coming program. You also know that coach (Jim) Leavitt is not going anywhere."
Jenkins was in Tampa on Saturday for USF's camp, "the Super Bull", at Raymond James Stadium. He couldn't participate due to a hamstring injury but he did watch and was very impressed.
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"That sealed the deal for me."
Despite his recent decision Jenkins says he would still like to make some official visits this fall. Schools like South Carolina, Wake Forest, Illinois and Indiana are being considered.
Jenkins is a multi-faceted athlete that played running back, quarterback, wide receiver and safety last season. He finished with over 700 passing yards, 400 rushing yards, 300 receiving yards, 50 tackles and one interception.
"I feel I am more of a free safety. I have good anticipation, I cover well and I like to bring the wood."