It's all about atmosphere for Jenkins
Gary PInkel
Gary PInkel
Sr. Writer Inside Mizzou
Posted Jul 29, 2009


The commitments keep on rolling in for the Missouri Tigers. Jacob Jenkins, an offensive guard prospect from Gilmer, Texas made the pledge to be a Tiger today. Go inside for this FREE READ to see what he had to say about his decision.

There is obviously something in the water in Gilmer, Texas that makes football players want to play for the University of Missouri. The Tigers got their 13th commitment overall and their 3rd commitment from Gilmer High School today, offensive guard Jacob Jenkins.

An interesting aspect to this commitment is the fact that Jacob's brother Daniel will be a redshirt freshman offensive tackle for Mizzou this season. He is listed 2nd on the depth chart at right tackle.

"I'll be able to play with [Tristan Holt and Braylon Webb] and my brother, which is an opportunity that not many people get," Jenkins told InsideMizzou on Thursday.

Even though the family atmosphere will be a welcome thing for Jenkins, the deciding factor was his visit to the Mizzou campus, a common thing we hear from recent recruits.

"It was mostly the visit," Jenkins said. "I got a chance to see the school and it was a really good environment."

The offensive guard prospect sounded like he made his decision pretty easily based on which schools he visited and which schools had offered. For Jenkins, Mizzou was no doubt the best fit for him.

"It was kind of easy because I saw all of the schools that I was offered by and Mizzou had it all," Jenkins said.

The Gilmer High School product told me that he is thinking about redshirting just like his brother did, but will he said he will no doubt practice and compete hard for playing time as a Tiger.

Stay with InsideMizzou.com for all your recruiting updates and more!



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