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Jennings up to 16
"It's up to 16 offers now," said Anthony Jennings earlier this week. "Boston College, Syracuse, the University of Ohio, Virginia Tech, Colorado, Cincinnati, Kentucky, Ole Miss, Mississippi State, SMU, USF, West Virginia, Arkansas State, Arkansas, Illinois and North Carolina." With so many schools already pulling the trigger and more likely on the way, the Marietta (GA) quarterback - who is participating in Friday's Atlanta-area Elite 11 tryout - remains humble and focused on finding out more about each school on his ever-expending list. "It's a great experience because everybody doesn't get this opportunity, so I'm thankful for my coaches and teammates and their help in the process," said Jennings. "Now I'm just trying to get to know the coaching staffs and players at these colleges. " One of the schools on his radar and recent to offer, Arkansas, is a unique situation considering what happened with Bobby Petrino just days after the Hogs offered the 6-foot-2, 190-pound signal-caller. "They are still an SEC school that has been doing good the last couple of years," said Jennings. "It's a really shocking thing…so I really don't know what to say – I haven't really talked to coaches after what happened." On the flip side, the school latest to offer the dual-threat athlete is on the heels of a transition. "Illinois is a great program, got to talk to them on the phone, I like the offense they run up there," he said. "It's a big-time offer, I'm humbled by the offer and I'm happy to have another option to play football." And a school the Illini compete with in the Big Ten - Iowa - may be next in line to offer Jennings. "That's a big-time school, they have players come out of there every year so it's a great program to be in because you know they are going to get exposure," he admitted. "It's a great fit, a great offense and great players up there. "Hopefully I'll get that offer." Whether he does or not, Jennings will plan visits after spring football – which begins May 1. He is still far from trimming his list. Jennings add more offers to his list with a good showing at the Elite 11 camp – his first public exposure since undergoing knee surgery in February - so stay on FOX Sports and Scout.com for the latest.
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