Brad Lambert and the Charlotte 49ers football staff continue their recruiting in the state of Florida. Earlier this month, according to the Orlando Sentinel, they offered athlete C.J. Jennings from Jones High School in Orlando, the 5’10″, 175-pounder’s second offer (he’s also been offered by Illinois State).
Jennings, while being recruited as an athlete, has primarily played defensive back and is actually listed as that on some websites. Rivals.com has him as a three-star recruit, and he’s ranked among the top players in Central Florida. What does Niners ILB coach Drew Dayton think of him?
“He said he likes my versatility and how I can move from corner to safety. He also said he likes my speed and loves the way I attack the ball out of my breaks and he likes my footwork,” Jennings said. “He said I’m a competitor and he loves my aggressive style of play, and being physical at the line of scrimmage with the receivers.”
Despite the praise he’s garnered, not only from Dayton but from a local standpoint, the offers haven’t come as quickly as Jennings would have hoped. But he believes that things are about to turn.
(Jennings has) been in communication with Bowling Green, Wake Forest, South Alabama, Florida, Northwestern, Syracuse, Michigan, Iowa State, Georgia Tech and FAU.
“I feel like some big offers are getting closer to coming,” he said. “Bowling Green, Wake and South Alabama are probably the three schools showing the most interest in me right now. I hope they’re going to offer me. I feel like they are the way they have been talking to me.
We’ll see what happens. Either way, it looks like the recruiting in Florida has heated up for the Niners, who have also offered Denzel Irvin from Foundation Academy. Don’t be surprised to see some players from the Sunshine State wearing Niner green in 2014.