Star Athlete Ready For Busy Summer

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Gilman (Baltimore, MD) athlete Darius Jennings boasts 27 official scholarship offers including Maryland, Michigan, Nebraska, North Carolina, Ohio State, Oregon, Penn State, Pitt, Rutgers, South Carolina, Virginia and Virginia Tech, among others. How does the 5-11, 170-pound prospect, one of top rising senior prospects in the state of Maryland, plan on picking one school out of so many options?

“It’s going to be hard,” admits Jennings, who would like to play early at whatever school he chooses. He claims no favorites right now. “I’m in the process now of, hopefully within the next few weeks, knocking some schools off my list. I’m going to take a lot of college tours this summer. I want to see as many schools as possible. Hopefully, I’ll be able to get it down to 12 or 15 before the season starts.”

Jennings says he is “pretty sure” he won’t commit before or during his senior season, though has not ruled out taking an official visit or two this fall. So far, Jennings has only taken unofficial visits to Maryland, Rutgers and Virginia. No visit dates have been set for the summer, but he does have an idea of where he’ll likely go.

“Right now, I’m planning on touring through the south,” Jennings said. “I’m going to go through and visit UNC, South Carolina and Georgia in the next week or two. Later on, I’m going to go up north with my family and then I’ll go to Penn State, Pitt, Boston College and U-Conn. I’m going to go to Ohio State this summer. My coach goes up there every summer, so I’ll go with him.”

In July, Jennings says his family will vacation in the state of Virginia and he plans on stopping by Virginia and Virginia Tech at that time. Both programs are being considered by the standout prospect, who is being recruited by Virginia as an athlete and Virginia Tech as a wide receiver.

“Virginia stays in contact through a lot of mail. Coach Dex and I e-mail back and forth,” Jennings said. I’ve talked to Coach Mike London a few times. He doesn’t guarantee anything. Nothing will be given to me. I’d have to come in and work and compete.

“Virginia Tech is definitely keeping in touch, but the guy recruiting me, Kevin Sherman, doesn’t want to put pressure on me. He doesn’t want to force