One of the state’s top wide receivers will be following in his brother’s footsteps.
Ryan Jenkins, a 5-foot-10, 180-pounder from Lassiter High School, committed to Clemson over Oklahoma State on Sunday night. Jenkins is the younger brother of Clemson defensive back Marty Jenkins.
“Having talked with his parents, they like what is going on at Clemson,” Lassiter coach Jep Irwin said. “His brother is at Clemson, and Ryan was exposed early to that environment. His family has a lot of respect for Coach [Dabo Swinney]. I think they feel very comfortable there with the family atmosphere.
“Ryan handled the recruiting process very well, as did Clemson. They are really doing well this year, especially in the state of Georgia with guys like [Robert Nkemdiche].”
On Sunday, Jenkins made his announcement from The Opening, the all-star camp at Nike Headquarters which featured around 150 of the nation’s top college football prospects. Jenkins transferred from Milton to Lassiter after his junior season.
His father played college football at Tennessee.
“I think Clemson is getting someone who develops into a very good wide receiver, probably at the slot,” Irwin said. “The sky is the limit for him.”
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