Add another Division I prospect to Park Crossing’s roster.
Standout offensive lineman Marcus “Tank” Jenkins transferred to the Thunderbirds from Robert E. Lee. It had been a waiting game the past couple of weeks, but Jenkins said the move was officially approved on Thursday, and he will be eligible to play this season.
“It’s an improvement for me to move over there, I made a great decision. It feels good to be a Park Crossing Thunderbird now,” Jenkins said. “With all of the hype over there, everybody’s up, and I fit in very well.”
Jenkins played left tackle for the Generals, but said he will likely play right tackle for Park Crossing.
The 6-foot-4, 330-pounder is heading into his sophomore year, and has been racking up offers from Auburn, LSU, Florida, Florida State and Kentucky this offseason. A lifelong Alabama fan, he’s still awaiting an offer from the Tide.
“I feel awesome and blessed because I started getting offers early,” Jenkins said. “It feels good, but you’ve got to take it all in and perform out on the field.”
Park Crossing coach Smitty Grider said Jenkins has transitioned well with his new team and has the ability to play across the line.
“Obviously he adds a lot of size and personality to our offensive line. He’s got a great attitude, and he’s got the aggressive demeanor that that you want out of an offensive lineman,” Grider said. “Either left or right tackle. We’re not 100 percent sure right now. He may even play a little guard, you never know. He’s got good fundamentals for a 10th-grader, and he’s a smart kid, so learning those different positions isn’t difficult for him. It gives us a lot of flexibility with what we can do with our personnel.”