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2018 4* OG Tank Jenkins

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ellitor    4,707

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Montgomery, AL (Park Crossing)

Ht 6-2.5 Wt 325

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Offers include AU, UGA, Bama, Clemson, Florida, FSU, LSU, Michigan, & OU

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ellitor    4,707

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An in-state offensive lineman to build around

Auburn has a tendency to build its recruiting class around big, physical offensive linemen. Last year, it was Calvin Ashley. Tank Jenkins is a name to watch in the 2018 recruiting cycle.

The 6-foot-4, 326-pound offensive guard has starred for Park Crossing in Montgomery, Ala., since his freshman year in high school, which is about as long as Auburn has been recruiting him. Jenkins made his most recent trip to Auburn for junior day, and he’ll be back throughout the spring and summer as he zeroes in on a decision.

When asked, he can’t even tally how many visits he’s made to the Plains.

“It’s really a lot,” Jenkins said. “I’ve been coming up here since my ninth-grade year. … It’s just Auburn. It’s just a good school to go to.”

Jenkins holds offers from 22 schools, almost exclusively from Power 5 programs, including Auburn, Florida, Clemson, Michigan, LSU, Louisville, Florida State, LSU, Oklahoma and most recently Miami. The 4-star offensive lineman — who ranks No. 5 overall in Alabama — doesn’t have a timeline or a top list of schools.

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Auburn OL target Tank Jenkins (Jeff Sentell/SEC Country)

But he’s starting to get a better feeling for what schools will become his leaders.

“It’ll just pop. I don’t know when, but it’ll be soon,” Jenkins said.

Auburn already has a quarterback and running back commitment. The Tigers have plenty of options at wide receiver. Now, it’ll be time to set a base on the offensive line. This will be offensive line coach Herb Hand’s first start-to-finish recruiting cycle since joining Gus Malzahn’s staff.

Jenkins has already created a close bond with Hand, which — along with the proximity to home factor — should be a major selling point for Auburn.

“He’s a good guy. He’s cool. He’s a real cool offensive line coach,” Jenkins said. “He told me to keep grinding and don’t let everything get to your head. They tell me I’d come to fit in well.”

 

 

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lionheartkc    4,028

A swear, we're trying to build an All Name team in 2018... Tank, Master, Monday, you can even throw in Worm if nicknames count.

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16 hours ago, milehighfan said:

I hope he wants Auburn as much as Auburn wants him.

Me too. 

I didn't get warm fuzzies from that article. I'm hoping he is just playing it close to the vest for now. Idk. 

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milehighfan    429
6 hours ago, AUpreacherman22 said:

Me too. 

I didn't get warm fuzzies from that article. I'm hoping he is just playing it close to the vest for now. Idk. 

I totally agree with yòu.

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lionheartkc    4,028
6 hours ago, AUpreacherman22 said:

Me too. 

I didn't get warm fuzzies from that article. I'm hoping he is just playing it close to the vest for now. Idk. 

Looking at his picture, I'm not sure he's capable of warm fuzzies.

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DAG    2,625

Haha he is just a chill guy. I wouldn't take too much from his quotes. Park Crossing has a lot of talent. I hope we actually start pulling from there more often.

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auburn4ever    315

I love a lineman name Tank. His names just rings out as a Tank playing for Auburn.

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ellitor    4,707

 

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Top OL in Alabama talks Auburn

MONTGOMERY, Ala. — Marcus Jenkins — his birth name — earned his nickname well before anyone knew what he’d become.

Better known in the recruiting world as “Tank,” Jenkins’ mother started calling him that as a kid. It derived from a variation of nicknames his father had and it stuck throughout his childhood. By the time Jenkins became a 4-star football prospect, it was a logical nickname for the 6-foot-3, 320-pound prospect.

“I turned into a Tank, so it fits,” Jenkins said. “My dad is like 6-foot-3, about 280, a real big dude.”

Jenkins has lived up to the billing, especially in recent weeks.

As the No. 10 offensive guard in the nation, Jenkins is listed as the top offensive lineman in the state of Alabama. Last weekend, Jenkins put on a show at the Nike Opening regional in Charlotte. His performance received OL MVP honors at the camp.

Those accolades are forcing top programs to put on the recruiting pressure. He’s receiving most of that attention from Oklahoma, Missouri, Florida, Auburn, Louisville, Mississippi State, Miami, Arkansas and a few others.

Expect to see a complete list in the near future.

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4-star OL Tank Jenkins lists Auburn among the programs that are giving him the most attention. (Chris Kirschner/SEC Country)

“I’ll make a top 10 [soon],” Jenkins said. “[I’ll have a decision] probably at the end of May. I’m going to go visit some more schools and talk to more coaches. For now, I think they’re all recruiting me the same. I just want to get it out of the way since I plan to enroll early.”

Jenkins projects as a guard at the next level.

For Auburn purposes, that adds some intrigue to his recruitment. So far, the Tigers have two offensive linemen committed in the class — Jalil Irvin and Kameron Stutts — who are both expected to be interior linemen, likely guards. Irvin could play center, which means the Tigers could plan to take another guard.

It’s still up in the air whether Auburn hopes to take four or five offensive linemen. With other guards such as Trey Hill out there, the Tigers’ priority figures to focus on tackles going forward.

Still, Jenkins feels like Auburn wants him. The presence of two other guards in the class doesn’t scare him away.

“It doesn’t play a role, for real. It all depends who would go there and get the spot and grind for it,” Jenkins said. “They love me. They want me to come play and be their best guy. It’s a good school. It’s a good in-state school.”

Most, if not all, of Jenkins’ communication runs through offensive line coach Herb Hand.

“He’s a real cool guy. He’s just like my offensive line coach at Park Crossing,” Jenkins said. “He’s real cool and laid-back. I just have a good relationship with Coach Hand. He always says real good stuff to me.”

 

 

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ellitor    4,707
6 minutes ago, The Plainsman said:

Is E in the barn?  Kidding my brother!  

Well now I'm seeing conflicting stuff so IDK.

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7 minutes ago, War to the Eagle said:

I'm stunned that he wouldn't have a CO @ this point.

He does. Somebody had something completely wrong on something I saw today & it confused me.

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15 minutes ago, The Plainsman said:

Here we go again on commitable offer.  ...    If the tank is ready, so are we ...

Yes I deleted the wrong post earlier & WTTE was responding to it.

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JDUBB4AU    327

Thanks for the neck photo Tank . Look at the camera bro.. that's awful ... I hope ur better at blocking than taking pics lol

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WFE12    730
4 minutes ago, JDUBB4AU said:

Thanks for the neck photo Tank . Look at the camera bro.. that's awful ... I hope ur better at blocking than taking pics lol

Bet you wouldn't say that to his face lol.

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JDUBB4AU    327
1 hour ago, WFE12 said:

Bet you wouldn't say that to his face lol.

Bet ur a$$ I would to. 

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thaitopher    559

I expect Tank to be our next commit. Could happen soon. Mayb Saturday. Maybe Mathew Hill too and Zakoby McClain and Micheal Harris. 

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WFE12    730
1 hour ago, thaitopher said:

I expect Tank to be our next commit. Could happen soon. Mayb Saturday. Maybe Mathew Hill too and Zakoby McClain and Micheal Harris. 

Yeah I believe all of them will commit soon but l think E was the one that said that it is unlikely all of them commit that day because they want separate attention for the recruits' commitments.

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