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Alpharetta, Georgia Wideout Ryan Jenkins chooses Clemson

Dabo Swinney continues to assemble a 2013 recruiting class that could jump into one of the nation’s best.  The latest prospect to say “I do” to the Tigers is 5’11” Alpharetta, Georgia wide receiver Ryan Jenkins.  Jenkins made it official on ESPNU at “The Opening”, a celebration of talent so to speak.

The Opening, is a national recruiting event in which over 150 of the nation’s top recruits compete in skills competitions and a seven on seven passing tournament.

Jenkins was recruited to Clemson by wide receiver’s coach Tony Elliott.

“He told me they’re building a great recruiting class and he wanted me to be a part of it,” Jenkins said.

Ryan’s older brother Martin Jenkins, is a junior defensive back on the Tiger football team and had a good hand in ensuring Ryan became a Tiger.  The younger Jenkins told ESPN, that he had a good familiarity with the Clemson program due to the fact his brother is already there.  “I’ve visited there so many times, it’s just a natural fit.”

Jenkins is also excited about playing in offensive coordinator Chad Morris’ uptempo offensive system, saying “it’s the type of offense that fits my skill set, my ability to run with the ball, my hands and my route running is up there with anyone in the country.”

As a junior at Milton High School, Jenkins caught 24 passes for 415 yards and six touchdowns.  Jenkins had narrowed his choices down to Clemson and Oklahoma State, but also had offers from Miss. St., UCLA, Washington, Wake Forest, Vanderbilt, Houston and Missouri.