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Four-star athlete with one visit left

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LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. -- Four-star athlete Darius Jennings was all set to play in this week's Under Armour All-America Game, but then something unexpected -- and unfortunate -- happened to him.
He got hurt.
"I played in a regional all-star game last Thursday and I suffered a concussion," Jennings said. "I was going to play cornerback [this week]."
Despite that bit of bad luck, Jennings nonetheless made the trip to central Florida. He won't play in Wednesday's game, and isn't practicing, but the Rivals250 prospect and native of Baltimore, Md., is tying hard to make the best of the situation.
"It's very disappointing," Jennings said. "But I'm on the sidelines watching. I'm not on the field too much, but I'm definitely watching. I've been paying attention to the receivers and [defensive backs]. I really haven't been watching one group."
Jennings is among the top uncommitted players on hand.
On Monday, he said he was down to three schools -- Ohio State, Virginia and Wake Forest. He already has taken official visits to Ohio State and Virginia, and will check out Wake Forest on Jan. 14.
According to Jennings, none of the three leads the others.
Now for the interesting part.
"All three schools are recruiting me for different positions," Jennings said. "Ohio State -- they're kind of recruiting me as an athlete. They're not really sure what I'll play. I'd be in the slot at Virginia. At Wake, they're going to try to start me out at quarterback. They kind of do a lot of the stuff I've done [in high school]."
Which position does Jennings prefer?
"I'm really not sure what I want to play [in college], you know?" Jennings said.
According to Jennings, position will be important, but it won't be the biggest factor in his decision-making process.
"The school definitely is the most important thing," Jennings said. "Books are first."
As far as making a commitment goes, he said that will come "whenever I feel comfortable."
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