Jennings Drawing First Looks

Scout.com
Posted Apr 11, 2010


Mississippi High School football fans got their first glimpse of J.R. Jennings two years ago as he led his team to the 1A state title game. The final seconds ticked away after Jennings was tripped up trying to score the game and championship winning score. Two years later, fans of Calhoun City are hopeful their capable signal caller can lead them back to promised land.

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Expectations were high heading into the 2009, but with the loss of a talented group of seniors Jennings and his teammates had their work cut out for them.

"We started off slow," said J.R. "We were kind of up and down most of the season. I feel like I did a whole better than my sophomore year, but we lost some games we shouldn't have.

"I got hurt the first game of the season. I had an AC sprain and I played with that all year, but I still had a good year."

College recruiters are beginning to gather information about J.R. before they make their rounds in the spring evaluation period.

"I am going to junior day at Louisiana Tech on the 24th. I got my first letter from them last week," said Jennings. "I filled out some paperwork for Mississippi State and Samford. They had sent me some things."

This summer J.R. will look to show college recruiters first hand just what he is capable of once he takes part in their summer camps.

"I am going to try to go to Ole Miss and Florida for their camps," said Jennings. "I am going to try to go to Southern Miss too. We're going to Mississippi State too for their 7-on-7 camp."

On the prep level, J.R. is taking all of his snaps from behind center, but he is open to a position change once his high school days are done.

"I can play other positions," said Jennings. "I could play reciever or safety. I play that in practice now, so I could do it if I needed to. So far nobody has asked me to."

At this point in his recruitment, J.R. is open to all of the possibilites.

"I want to go to a school with good academics," said Jennings. "I will go anywhere. I don't have to stay close to home. I just want to go somewhere I can play and get my education."



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