Piscataway (N.J.) cornerback Malcolm Jenkins has one scholarship offer in hand. Jenkins, one of the top defensive backs in New Jersey, expects many more to come soon. What schools are hot on the trail of the shutdown corner?
“I have an offer from Rutgers right now, but other schools are showing a lot of interest and have said that offers are on the way,” said the 6-foot-0, 180-pound cornerback who runs the 40-yard dash in 4.5 seconds.
What schools are recruiting Jenkins the hardest?
“Rutgers, Ohio State, Syracuse, Virginia, West Virginia, and Virginia Tech are the schools that are recruiting me the hardest.”
Although Jenkins has no favorites at this time, he knows what he is looking for in a school.
“Academics are important to me. I want to major in business so that is something that I look at. I would like to have the opportunity to play early, but not necessarily as a true freshman. It might be in my best interest to redshirt. I think my overall decision will be based on my comfort level.”
Last season, Jenkins tallied eight interceptions, four pass break-ups, 40 tackles, three tackles for a loss, and one forced fumble. Jenkins is focused on improving those numbers this season.
“I am committed to being the best player I can be. I am in the weight room daily. I am trying to get my 40-yard dash time down to 4.4 seconds and I am always working on improving my technique. I also plan to camp at Ohio State and Rutgers.”
Jenkins currently maintains a 3.0 GPA and is scheduled to take the SAT in June.