The No. 1 prospect in the state of Alabama doesn’t see himself playing college football in the Yellowhammer State.
Tank Jenkins, a 2018 four-star offensive tackle from Park Crossing High School (Montgomery, Ala.), told SEC Country that he doesn’t want to be one of those in-state athletes that automatically go to either Alabama or Auburn.
“I’m not trying to be that type of person that people say ‘everybody from Alabama goes to Alabama or Auburn,”’ Jenkins said. “I’m not trying to be that type of person to just go to Alabama or Auburn.”
The 6-foot-4, 315-pounder believes that leaving the state would be “best for his life” so he could find a place that fits him best and not just a school that other people want him to attend.
“Alabama and Auburn are good schools, and I have a great time when I go down there, but I want to take my talent and take it far away from Alabama and get out of Alabama,” he said. “I think that would be best for my life.”
Though he currently does have desires of leaving the state, Jenkins mentions Alabama and Auburn as two schools he is most interested in, along with Florida, Georgia and Florida State.
There’s one problem with his interest in Alabama right now, though. He currently does not hold a scholarship offer from the Crimson Tide. He admits that at one point not having an offer from the Tide did frustrate him.
“It did upset me, but I just look past it now,” Jenkins said. “I’m now focused on getting better and just taking all of the recruiting process in. I just thought that I was going to get that offer soon. I know it’ll be coming sooner or later, though. It is what it is. I know I’ll get it soon.”
Jenkins said Alabama coaches have assured him that he will get that scholarship offer soon, but just how soon remains unclear.