As of now, the recruitment of Landstown (Va.) 2019 cornerback Jalen Jennings is still a bit idle. His first offer, however, could be what really kicks it in gear.
Jennings (6-1, 160) was offered Nov. 30 by Virginia Tech. That came just after the conclusion to his junior season, in which Landstown finished 12-1. Other schools have been in contact, too, but Jennings is still doing some waiting while searching for his future home.
“I look at the atmosphere and mainly, academics,” he said. “But I also want to make sure I get along with the coaches as well.”
Jennings has yet to visit Blacksburg. He’s already heard plenty of positives, however, from what he’s seen online and from friends who have gone there.
“I love the fan base,” Jennings said. “It’s a cool school. I need to take a visit. The coaching staff is cool. I talk to them, but that’s pretty much what I know. I just need to visit out there.”
Assistant coach Zohn Burden has been Jennings’ primary recruiter and the one who made the offer. While they haven’t stayed in steady contact, Jennings said that should change soon. He hasn’t ruled out a possible upcoming junior day.
“He wanted me to come to a team camp in the summer to meet up and have a conversation,” Jennings said. “He hasn’t talked to me a ton. He seems like a pretty cool dude, though. I went to a few (satellite) camps before. I know he’s all about his word. He’s a businessman.”
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