June 20, 2012

CB, Josh Jenkins is ready to wear the Black & Gold

For corneback Josh Jenkins out of De La Salle High School in Concord (Calif.), making his way to West Point to start his career with the Black Knights of Army can't get here soon enough.

So much so, that the 6-foot-0, 183 pounder is working hard to get to current members of the De La Salle squad to seriously consider their offer from Army.

There is little doubt of Jenkins growing passion for Army football and he has continued to current De La Salle from the 2013 class, who also have offers from Army.

"I talked definitely talked to Egu (Victor) and Hooper (Austin)," shares a laughing Jenkins, when discussing his 3-star former teammates, who line up at linebacker and defensive end respectfully. "I'm definitely in their ear a little bit, about how good it is and what a great opportunity, great school it is. I'm at their football practice every day.

But in the meantime, Jenkins has been working diligently to get ready for the next step in his football career, as the USMAPS bound defender wants to make an immediate impact.

"Yes, I'm all set and getting ready for it," declares Jenkins, who is scheduled to arrive July 21st. "I've been working out at school, running, lifting weights, along with running track for my school.

During the "outdoor" season, he ran 4x100m and 4x400m, as well as participating in the long jump and triple jump.

The latter is where Jenkins performed the best overall, where he made it to the state championships and placed 15th overall with a 45'2".

Like the majority of incoming prospects from the 2012 recruiting class, Jenkins has stayed connected and informed via Facebook. "I have kept in touch with Lofi Tamasese and Gervon Simone.

"Actually just met my squad leader for my prep tenure ... he seems pretty cool. I'm can't wait to get there and get ready to work."

But Jenkins did admit that he has taken a bit of friendly teasing from some of his buddies for what will be an abbreviated summer. "A little bit, but that's what I signed up for and knew what I was getting into, so this will be home for me now," offers Jenkins, who is also a big basketball fan and has kept his eyes on the NBA Final, despite the fact that his home town favorite Los Angeles Lakers were eliminated in the 2nd round of the playoffs.

"I'm rooting for the Thunder, but it would be nice for the Heat to win with LeBron, but I'm actually rooting for the Thunder because they beat my Lakers," says Jenkins.

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