No offer from Florida for Centennial CB Jenkins

I talked to Centennial cornerback Martin Jenkins this afternoon and he updated me on his trip to Florida this past weekend for the Friday Night Lights camp.

Jenkins, you’ll recall, is a lightning fast prospect whose recruiting star has been on the rise ever since he received a scholarship offer from Clemson last week.

Jenkins said he thoroughly enjoyed the camp and getting a brief tour of Florida’s campus and facilities.

“It went great,” he said. “There was a lot of competition down there and that’s the way I like it. I talked to one of their defensive backs coaches (Vance Bedford) afterwards and he said I did a good job. We exchanged some information and then we left.”

Alas, Jenkins didn’t get what he really wanted. “I didn’t get an offer out of it, at least not yet,” he said with a laugh.

Even if Jenkins doesn’t hear back from the Gators, he’s getting more and more notice from major D-I programs. Ole Miss and North Carolina are just the latest to contact him. The majority of interest he’s been getting is from schools in the MAC. . . .

In other recruiting news:

  • Cedar Grove defensive tackle Jamel Dobbs (6-1, 255) accepted a scholarship offer from Tulane;
  • Auburn got its 14th commitment from defensive lineman Kenneth Carter (6-5, 270) of Greenville, Ala., according to;
  • Arkansas has offered a scholarship to junior college defensive end Brandon Mosely, according Mosely is a huge player (6-6, 285) that started out at Georgia Military College but transferred to Coffeyville (Kan.) Community College. He says he favors UGA but he hasn’t gotten an offer from the Bulldogs;
  • Apparently Georgia’s commitment from linebacker B.J. Butler got a little shaky there for a while but Chad Simmons of reports that has now passed. “I am still committed to Georgia and I am still solid to Georgia,” Butler told Simmons. “I have Georgia in my mind and my mind is made up. That is where I am going.”
  • On the basketball front, Wheeler point guard Phil Taylor recently committed to play basketball at Florida International for new coach Isaiah Thomas.

5 comments Add your comment


July 27th, 2009
4:07 pm

Tank god fo tou chip my love fo 17 year olds get takin ca uve ebery day becuz uve you. GO DAWGS We be gona wins it alls dis years. Gators are gona get takin out!!!! WAIT dat be what I says last years sorry!!!! What I means to says was we gonna comes in 2nd in da east YEAH!!!!!!


July 27th, 2009
4:26 pm

Hopefully we offer Brandon Mosely. 6-6 285. Thats hard to turn down when you need defensive linemen!!!!


July 27th, 2009
4:43 pm

Even though Martin Jenkins sounds like a very talented CB, I doubt he will be getting a scholarship offer since the Gators already have 7 top rated secondary 2010 commits (4 safeties and 3 CBs) and one or two more highly ranked secondary players that already have offers and are leaning Gator. But you never know since, barring injuries, the Gators will likely have at least 3 NFL secondary first round draft picks in 2010 draft.


July 27th, 2009
5:03 pm

Hey Chip, man it’s good to have you back! I know I got on your case at times but you were a real bird dog when it came to getting a story. Now we get very little info on these blogs. I read The Senator’s blog about the scouting services over the weekend and how all pervasive they have become. These scouting sites rake in big bucks. I think their rankings can be usefull as a rule of thumb, but I have seen to many 3 star athletes go on to great success at UGA and many four star players are no longer with the team. You also have to wonder about all those top five classes at Notre Dame. I wish you would check them out now that you cover recruiting. It seems that Tom Lemming isn’t the only snake in the grass out there.

Ali Akbar Allah

July 27th, 2009
5:37 pm

Time for Martin to jump on the Gold Train coming back down from the tracks of Athens. Look for two or three Ugag commits to switch to the Jackets after back to back beatdowns.