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Jenkins details reasons for decommitment


  by - Senior Writer - Monday, January 7, 2013 12:23 PM
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Clemson’s 2013 wide receiver recruiting class took a couple of hits Monday morning when DeMarcus Robinson Marcus Robinson
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announced he was headed to Florida and longtime Clemson commit Ryan Jenkins Ryan Jenkins
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de-committed from Clemson and announced he was headed to Tennessee.

Robinson’s announcement wasn’t too much of a surprise – he has been full of drama for weeks – but Jenkins committed to Clemson back in July and his brother is current Clemson defensive back Martin Jenkins.

However, Jenkins’ father played at Tennessee and new Volunteer head coach Butch Jones turned the 3-star prospect.

Shortly after his decision, TigerNet spoke with Jenkins and he talked about what led to the decision, and declined to comment on his conversation with Clemson’s coaches.


“My conversation with the Clemson coaches is private, and I don’t want to get into that,” Jenkins said. “My decision really has nothing to do with Clemson, or nothing that detracts from Clemson per se. My dad played at Tennessee and he used to take me to games there and we went up there for my birthdays. It means a lot to me to play in place that my dad played in as well.”

Jenkins took a visit to Knoxville this past weekend.

“I visited Tennessee on Friday and Saturday,” he said. “Walking around the campus and meeting with the coaches, I knew it was the place I wanted to be in my heart. I have a really great relationship with Coach Jones, and we are really close. He and my dad are close as well and it helped us build a great relationship.”

He said that his brother Martin is happy for him as well, even though the two won’t get to play together.

“My brother, he was happy for me,” Jenkins said. “He wants me to be happy and go to the place that best fits me. He is my brother. “

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Subject (Replies: 41) Author
Front Page Story: Jenkins details reasons on why he chose Tennessee
B-Meist®
MJ don't sound "happy" to me...***
TigerGrad11
LOL. Do tell how you figgar, Miss Cleo.***
David78®
Re: LOL. Do tell how you figgar, Miss Cleo.***
PenthouseTiger
Maybe I misunderstood him. Thought he meant MJ wasn't
David78®
Why is he wearing a london guard hat in that pic?***
wob123
Is that Jamie Fox with R. Jenkins?***
Prime T. Tiger
Re: Front Page Story: Jenkins details reasons on why he chose Tennessee
Melclem
my goodness our WR class has fallen apart in a few hrs***
Tigerfansince1972®
I disagree with "fallen apart". So does Mike Williams******
BigDan
Baaaa-hahahaha
Prime T. Tiger
Re: my goodness our WR class has fallen apart in a few hrs***
allorangeallthetime52®
Did UT not offer until recently?***
acevans
Re: Did UT not offer until recently?***
PenthouseTiger
I can sort of understand that. Sounds like it's really where
acevans
Translation: We too deep ***
BigCUFan®
Re: Translation: We too deep***
hinds1962®
Correction: We WERE too deep
hleapha®
Re: Front Page Story: Jenkins details reasons on why he chose Tennessee
92TigerJohn
Re: Front Page Story: Jenkins details reasons on why he chose Tennessee
Batie Tiger
Where is the part about Nuk staying in school?***
jtiger1®
Good luck with UT--you will need it
TigerzzRoar®
Not to take anything away from Jenkins.....
jch81
Re: Not to take anything away from Jenkins.....
hinds1962®
In order to sign Martin, of course!
David78®
Best of Luck to him....
ClemfanWV
It happens. Go Get NORTH***
ColaTownTiger
NORTH and CLARK!!!***
Prime T. Tiger
Re: NORTH and CLARK!!!***
Butchb
Clark
Prime T. Tiger
CONGRATS JENKINS YULE ALWAYS BE A TIGER!!!***
deleted
Misspelled "I might get to play early at UcheaT."***
ClemsonTiger1988®
You gotta B Freakin Kidding me
martelapts
Re: Front Page Story: Jenkins details reasons on why he chose Tennessee
ziggy_1118
I pitty the fool***
pcjordan82
Bye Bye Ryan
blackrivertiger®
Its NO BIG DEAL,really
Prime T. Tiger
Re: Front Page Story: Jenkins details reasons on why he chose Tennessee
IBeWriteGood®
Re: Prolly had something to do when Dabo/Blabo has a
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Coot.***
Clemson13
Put the egos aside and just wish Ryan the best. Clemson....
SolidOrange007
I am disappointed but I wish Ryan tghe best of luck!***
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