2009 four-star prospect John Jenkins scored the basketball in bunches during the July evaluation period. After further evaluation this fall the 6-foot-4, 175-pound shooting guard from Gallatin (Tenn.) Station Camp High School has picked up two SEC offers.
Alabama and Mississippi State are the first high-major schools to officially offer the high rising scorer.
"Alabama offered after they came up to see me this fall," said Jenkins. "I don't know a lot about the program, but I've watched them some on television. From what I can tell, they are as good as any team in the SEC.
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"Mississippi State offered a couple weeks ago, and I went down there this past weekend to visit them out of respect for the offer. It was a really nice visit. I toured a lot of the academic buildings and spent some time in the weight room and shooting in the gym but didn't get a chance to play with the players."
Jenkins is working on a potential October 20 visit to Alabama while also trying to schedule an unofficial visit to Tennessee this fall.
Vanderbilt, UAB, Cincinnati and USC have also picked up their recruiting efforts with Jenkins. All four schools have visited Jenkins this fall and are showing serious interest.
Tennessee and Kentucky are also expected at Station Camp High School either this week or the next week.
Jenkins is the No. 96 ranked prospect in the class of 2009.
John Jenkins scouting report:
A prototypical high-major shooting guard, Jenkins shoots the ball with the best of them. He also compliments his deep shooting ability with a deceptive shot fake and strong two dribble game. Not the quickest player, Jenkins does use his length and intelligence to defend and rebound. Improving his strength and improving his ball handling are key areas where Jenkins can expand his game.