Piscataway (N.J) cornerback Malcolm Jenkins does not have a lot of experience at the high school level, but the times he has seen on the field have been enough to turn the heads of college recruiters. Several schools are already on his trail, but does he want to leave the region?
Jenkins stands 6-foot-0, weighs 180 pounds, and runs the 40-yard dash in 4.6 seconds. In his first year as a starter, he has recorded four career interceptions, 20 tackles, and two touchdowns -- one by kickoff return and one through the air.
He is also a star on the track team in the 400 meter dash. He ran on the school’s record setting 4X400 relay team as a freshman, but was forced to sit out last year with a pulled hamstring.
Due to his injury, Malcolm was not able to attend any camps this summer. He was able to make it to the Rutgers - Virginia Tech game this fall though. His injury is fully healed now, and he is back to full strength.
Malcolm has grown up cheering for Tennessee, and still lists the Vols, along with Auburn and in-state Rutgers as his top schools. Rutgers, Penn State, and Boston College, however, are the schools showing the most early interest. He said he really just wants to go to a school where he can show coaches what he can do.
“I am unselfish,” he commented on how he approaches the game of football. “I just want to get better and help team get better.” He patterns his style of play after Pitt sophomore wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald.
“He is just unselfish,” Malcolm explained. “When his number is called, he makes the play.”
Malcolm maintains a B average, and plans to major in business.