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Recruiting Spotlight: Jelani Jenkins, Good Counsel

This week's recruiting spotlight features Good Counsel All-Met linebacker sittng down with Man About Town B.J. Koubaroulis. Jenkins, who also was Maryland's Gatorade Player of the Year this past season as a junior, is considered one of the nation's top prospects. The 16-year-old already has more than 25 official offers from the likes of UCLA, Stanford, USC, LSU, West Virginia, Virginia Tech, Maryland, Virginia, Penn State, Michigan, Florida and Ohio State.

By Sports Editor  | March 26, 2008; 9:11 PM ET
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If your reading this mr jenkins PLEASE COME TO MD and bring all the other in state guys with you.

Posted by: mark | March 27, 2008 9:13 AM | Report abuse

Here's hoping that the best of the best football players in Maryland show pride in showing the country how good we are and get determined to bring a championship home. After all, if the best high school football is supposed to be in Florida, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Texas, etc., then it sure is odd that their state schools are here trying to get our players so their state can have that pride. Thirty years ago I turned down Bear Bryant at Alabama and Woody Hayes at Ohio State to represent Maryland. ACC CHAMPS GO MARYLAND!!

Posted by: Wyatt | March 27, 2008 7:45 PM | Report abuse

Seriously, look at all those offers. He shouldn't waste his time or efforts even considering Maryland. With such good facilities and fanbase, and some better talent coming in, why do the Terps still struggle in a relatively weak conference?

Posted by: jeff | March 28, 2008 5:42 AM | Report abuse

Here's hoping the kid will come play for a Legacy!!! Go Penn State!!!

Posted by: Hott | March 28, 2008 12:05 PM | Report abuse

"Thirty years ago I turned down Bear Bryant at Alabama and Woody Hayes at Ohio State to represent Maryland. ACC CHAMPS GO MARYLAND!!"

What a dumb-@$$

Posted by: Anonymous | March 28, 2008 2:10 PM | Report abuse

You cannot go wrong at Linebacker U!
We Are!

Posted by: Rick | March 29, 2008 8:51 PM | Report abuse

Would love to see him suit up for the HOOS!

Posted by: Anonymous | March 31, 2008 12:06 PM | Report abuse

Come play in front of 110,000 people (Presently the largest stadium with repairs to michigan)..Let me say we're not cocky, but confident when it comes to making claims that Penn State is home to the best student section in the coutnry. Penn State is about pride, tradition, integrity, and honor(values that have been lost at some of the major universities). To Jelani Jenkins, a man with your talent will, God willing, eventually make it to the next level. The college experience should is short and should be as memorable as possible. At least visit during the upcoming seaon's two night games, and you will not be let down. You will be utilized to exploit your rare speed to play a variety of positons. JoePa already told Dorian Bell that we need linebackers that are willing to play early as a running back. We could also use you at safety. Eventually, your time will come to make a name for yourself as another solidified great linebacker of Linebacker U!

In response to Rick's post (We Are!)


Posted by: Andrew | April 23, 2008 10:30 AM | Report abuse

please come to WVU.we have the best fans in the world.we already have a top offense coming in and we are contenders every year for the title.3-3-5 would be perfect for you.we are on a's not to far from MD.big east,tv exposure,offense that can put up points.we need you.great coaches.mortty ivy,reed williams are seniors,it is perfect for a brother a favor and come to morgantown.your highlights are deserve every star.god bless you.

Posted by: j joyce | April 30, 2008 2:02 PM | Report abuse

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