Defensive line target has high praise after official visit

Jan 23, 2022 | 0 comments


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Trenton (N.J.) Notre Dame defensive lineman Jayson Jenkins‍ made his way down to Gainesville to meet with Coach Billy Napier and staff for a weekend official visit.

While on campus the 6-foot-6, 255-pounder was hosted Gator’s linebacker Antwaun Powell.

Jenkins said Powell told him the new staff has already made major changes.


“He said with Napier, and the rest of the staff coming in, is just totally different,” Jenkins said, “Within two weeks of them being here getting treated better as players, and that they’re really going to turn up next year.”

Jenkins said coaches showed him the same thing and said that this staff in Gainesville is preparing for something special.

“They’re taking the program in a totally different direction and just elevating it any way possible,” he said, “All the staff they’re bringing from the NFL and other great colleges, was just very cool to see the program going in such a good direction.”

One of those NFL additions is co-defensive coordinator and defensive line coach Sean Spencer.

Jenkins got to first meet with Spencer on Wednesday during an in-home visit.

“Coach Spencer, he’s just a great guy in general,” Jenkins said, “He’s very energetic, trying to get a laugh in and everything like that. He knows a lot about the game and has a lot of knowledge. Just a great coach overall.”

Jenkins said the Florida staff sees him playing at defensive end and being the one to hold the edge.

“They broke everything down to a T with the stance,” he said, “The coaches they have set in place know a lot about the game, just great teachers overall of the game. Coming from them and hearing what they have to say about what I can offer is just a very great thing.”

Jenkins will head to Tennessee next week and said he will make a decision on National Signing Day.

Although he does not yet hold an official offer from Florida, Jenkins said Florida, Tennessee, West Virginia, and Missouri round out his top-four.

Jenkins is unranked in the 247 Sports Composite but is a three-star on both 247 Sports and Rivals.

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