Score one for the Red Raiders and Texas Tech. The Red Raiders have landed their second commitment for the Class of 2004 and the newest pledge is from one of the state of Texas’ top overall athletes.
Ennis, Texas, coach Sam Harrell confirmed that his star receiver/cornerback Anthony Jenkins had committed to Tech on Friday, picking the Red Raiders over offers from Boston College, Kansas State, Tulane, Wisconsin and TCU.
“He told me yesterday that he committed on Friday,” Harrell said about Jenkins. “I heard about it on Friday and then got a chance to sit down and talk to A.J. on Monday about it. He said he thought it would be a great fit for him and that he’s happy about his decision.
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“I told him that if he’s happy with his decision, then we’ll be happy with it.”
Jenkins is 6-foot and 180 pounds. He had 1,125 yards receiving last season, rushed for 30 yards on two attempts and had three interceptions on defense. Jenkins earned second-team all-district honors as a sophomore and first team honors as a junior.
Jenkins is also the teammate of one of the nation’s top quarterback prospects – Graham Harrell. Sam Harrell, Graham’s father and coach, said that he’s sure that Jenkins’ decision will have some sort of factor in his son’s decision. How big of a factor, he’s not quite sure.
“I know that he’s still very open, but has been very high on Texas Tech,” Harrell said about Graham.
“I think also any time that you have teammates or people you know when you look at a school, it gives you a certain comfort zone. He now has two teammates that are out there and A.J. will just give him another person that he knows.”