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Jennings staying busy this spring

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Dewitt Jennings of Bixby, Okla., is one of the top players in Oklahoma. The 5-foot-11, 191-pound prospect already has landed an offer from Tulsa, but he expects more and more to come during the spring.
"KU assistant Bill Miller came down (Monday)," Jennings said. "They want me to come up to their camp in June, but I'm supposed to go to Tulsa that day and also take the ACT. So we'll see what happens, but I know Kansas is a very good program, and it would be exciting to see what they have to offer."
Jennings said KU's in-state rival Kansas State is also a factor.
"They're coming down (Tuesday)," Jennings said. "I've been talking to Joe Bob Clements. He used to be recruiting me at Kansas, but he's now over there. It's interesting to see how much he likes it back at K-State."
Jennings said Tulsa is definitely a school high on his list. The early TU offer definitely caught his eye.
"A $250,000 scholarship sounds pretty good to me," Jennings said. "They have a good education at TU. I know they have an 80 percent passing rate for their players."
Jennings has built a good relationship with Tulsa assistant Bill Blankenship. Even though he's listed as a safety, Jennings could also play running back in college.
"Most schools are saying defense, but TU said something about playing me on offense," Jennings said. "Coach Blankenship is now going to coach the running backs there. He said he might start recruiting me at running back because he likes me so much. I don't care what position I play. I like them both. I just want an opportunity to play."
Missouri has also called Jennings this spring. He said K-State seems the most likely school to offer him next.
"It's been really exciting," Jennings said.
"I've enjoyed everything that's been happening. I'm also really focused on track right now. I've got state track coming up, and I want to win the long jump. I think I should win that easy. I'm trying to get 22 feet, 6 inches to win it. I jumped 22 feet the other day, so I should be able to hit the mark in the state meet."
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