GA cornerback takes in Tigertown

GA cornerback takes in Tigertown

One of Clemson's top verbal commitments in the defensive backfield was on hand Saturday for the annual Beanie Bowl.

CB Martin Jenkins Profile

Roswell, Ga. native and Clemson verbal commitment Martin Jenkins has been sold on the Tigers since making his verbal commitment public back on July 27.

And for the most part, he's not missing all the attention from recruiters since he pledged for the orange and purple.

"I'm sold on what the Tigers are doing," Jenkins told CUTigers in an interview Sunday night. "Everything has really slowed down a lot since I committed. I'm not receiving all that mail anymore and all the phone calls.

"It's good. I know that made the right decision with Clemson and it allows me to focus on my senior season and everything else."

Jenkins, who started his senior season Friday with a 38-0 win over Northview, had a busy weekend after taking an unofficial visit to Clemson to check out the Tigers' annual Beanie Bowl Saturday.

"Defensively, they [Northview] threw the ball maybe two times the whole game. Neither one was thrown to my side so that was kind of dull but I did catch three passes for about 80 yards on offense," he said. "Then Saturday we went up for practice at Clemson. That was the first time I had been since I committed.

"We just went up there and talked to Coach Steele and Coach Harbison for a little bit then took in practice. Afterwards, we just kind of toured the place again. We were able to meet a couple of the players. Chris Chancellor - he was cool and everything."


Martin Jenkins, Clemson's 11th commitment in the 2010 recruiting class, is currently rated as a three-star cornerback according to Scout.com.
Jenkins also said it was obvious the first game is on the horizon based off what he saw Saturday.

"I could definitely tell the intensity was definitely higher because they were getting ready for the game this weekend and everything," he said.

"They were pretty much going over everything you could think of. You know, like what to do if a player goes down to an injury- who his backup would be on special teams? Every possible scenario was covered."

Jenkins, who also runs track and has been clocked as fast as 4.3 seconds in the 40-yard dash.

He said that is because of his talents in track and field as to why he's ruling out enrolling early at Clemson.

"I'm going to finish out everything here and then I'll be up there next summer," he said. "But I also plan on checking out some games this fall. I'll be at the Georgia Tech game next week then at the Clemson/Florida State game and maybe a few others.

"I'm looking forward to it. Those should be some great games. It was good to be back at Clemson this weekend and I'm looking forward to coming back this season."

A three-star prospect, Jenkins is expected to play cornerback when he arrives on campus next summer.

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