- United States
- Piscataway, NJ
- High School
- Past Teams
- Ohio State
- 2005, 2006
Major: Communications (2006)
Weight: 202 (2006), 180 (2005)
2006 Media Guide: Expected to step in at boundary corner in place of last year’s graduated starter Tyler Everett … lettered last year as a true freshman and was one of the most pleasant surprises of the season … played in 10 games last year and finished the season with 37 tackles and is the Buckeyes’ leading returning tackler … also had two passes broken-up … began last season as the nickel back, but started three games at boundary corner after Everett suffered a neck injury … missed the final two games of the regular season with an injury of his own (knee sprain), but returned to action against Notre Dame in the Fiesta Bowl and had a career-high nine tackles … is a natural corner with great instincts and outstanding speed and quickness … excels at man-to-man coverage … has been timed at 4.3 in the 40-yard dash.
2005: Earned his first letter as a true freshman … worked his way into the rotation at nickel back … started the Indiana, Minnesota and Illinois games at boundary corner in the place of injured Tyler Everett … made his collegiate debut in the season opener against Miami (Ohio) and had three tackles … had seven stops at Minnesota, including four solo tackles … six solos and three assists against Notre Dame.
High School: Rated the No. 28 safety in the country by Scout.com … excels at man-to-man coverage and was rarely tested by opposing quarterbacks his senior year … led his high school team to the state championship as a junior and senior … all-state defensive back as a senior … totaled more than 300 yards receiving and scored seven touchdowns on offense as a senior … has been timed at 4.43 seconds in the 40-yard dash … had 65 tackles, eight interceptions and four pass break-ups as a junior and also 178 yards receiving … recent Buckeyes from New Jersey include David Thompson (1999-02) and Drew Elford (1996-99) … also a track and field standout, winning the state title in the 400-meter dash and placing third in the 200-meter dash as a junior … played for Daniel Higgins.
Personal: Is the son of W. Lee and Gwendolyn Jenkins … has two younger brothers, Martin and Myles … enjoys writing poetry and watching movies … wants to be in contention for the Thorpe Award this year (2006) because it means he will be helping the Buckeyes win.
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