Versatile player who has played on defense as a cornerback and nickel back along with special teams...has 36 tackles, one tackle for loss, and seven pass breakups in 366 snaps over 25 games (three starts)...changed his jersey from #27 to #14 prior to the 2011 season.
2011: Had 27 tackles, one tackle for loss, and six pass breakups in 304 snaps over 14 games (three starts)...had two tackles in eight snaps at #10 Virginia Tech on Oct. 1...had one tackle in 13 snaps against Boston College on Oct. 8...had three tackles and two pass breakups in 60 snaps at Maryland on Oct. 15...had four tackles and a team-high two pass breakups in 51 snaps against Wake Forest on Nov. 12...had three tackles, a tackle for loss, and pass breakup in 25 snaps in his first career start at N.C. State on Nov. 19...had five tackles in 44 snaps at #13 South Carolina on Nov. 26...had five tackles and a pass breakup in 44 snaps against #3 Virginia Tech in the ACC Championship game on Dec. 3...had three tackles in 47 snaps against #22 West Virginia in the Orange Bowl on Jan. 4.
2010: Had nine tackles and a pass breakup in 62 snaps over 11 games...played in four games on defense and contributed on special teams...had a tackle in his first career game against North Texas...had three tackles in 30 snaps against Presbyterian College...had a tackle in 12 snaps against Maryland...had three tackles and a pass breakup in 11 snaps at Wake Forest.
Before Clemson: Rated as the #93 cornerback in the nation by Scout.com...#38 cornerback in the nation by ESPN.com...All-Southeast Region pick by PrepStars...arguably the fastest player to sign with Clemson in 2010 scored 12 touchdowns in five different ways as a senior; he had three on interception returns, two on punt returns, one on a kickoff return, three receiving, and three rushing...had 750 rushing yards and 450 yards in returns as a junior...finished fourth in the state at the AAAAA level in the 100m and 200m, but had a terrific senior track season...won state title in the 100m dash as a senior, posting a solid time of 10.59 in the AAAAA final...had career-best time of 21.43 in the 200m and was AAAAA runner-up as a senior...coached by Jeff Measor at Roswell High School...recruited by Charlie Harbison and Kevin Steele...chose Clemson over Syracuse.
Personal: His father, Lee, was a standout cornerback at Tennessee and then played for a year with the New York Giants; his career overlapped with the playing career of current Tiger Defensive Coordinator Kevin Steele at Tennessee; Steele was then on the coaching staff during Jenkins’ senior year...member of the ACC Academic Honor Roll in 2010-11...majoring in sociology...born Feb. 14, 1992.