Jenkins details reasons for decommitment


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Jenkins details reasons for decommitment

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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Alpharetta, GA

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