Two months ago, Mandarin running back Terrell Jennings was helping the Mustangs win their first state title. On Wednesday, Jennings will sign a letter-of-intent to continue his football career in college at Florida A&M University.
1010XL sat down with Jennings to talk about his commitment and look back on the magical state title run for Mandarin.
“For the last couple of months in the recruiting process, I’ve been looking at a couple of schools,” Jennings told 1010XL. “Florida A&M invited me there on an official and I liked it a lot. They also run a similar offense to what I ran in high school, so it’s going to be an easy transition.”
Jennings also says it is nice to be able to remain in Florida.
“It’s very nice because my family can make that easy drive to come over and see me play.”
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What type of tailback is Florida A&M getting in Jennings? One not lacking confidence.
“I’m an every down back,” Jennings said. “I can catch out of the backfield. I can run stretch plays and I can carry a team too, so I can do it all.”
Florida A&M has made Jacksonville a priority this recruiting cycle. The Rattlers have gotten commitments from many Jacksonville prospects including Ed White linebacker Omari Fiffer.
Jennings knows Fiffer well and says Fiffer’s commitment played a role in his.
“It played in it a lot because I know he is a baller,” Jennings said. “I wanted to be surrounded by dogs when I play and he hit me up and I told him I was with him.”
Finally, Jennings was asked about his lasting memory from the state title win in December in Orlando.
“My memory of the state championship game is the last seconds going off the clock,” he said. “That was the best feeling of my life.”
Jennings plans on enrolling at Florida A&M this summer.