Sunday, May 1, 2016

Montgomery talent eluding Jenkins, ASU

MONTGOMERY, Alabama -- Tarvaris Jackson has a problem with this.

Alabama State University head football coach Brian Jenkins hasn’t signed a high school player from Montgomery in his first two recruiting classes on national signing day.

That’s a no-no to Jackson, a Montgomery native who starred at quarterback at ASU, became a second-round pick in 2006, won a Super Bowl and has played 10 NFL seasons.

“You’ve got to get the Montgomery kids,” Jackson said.

ASU has inked 32 players on NSD under Jenkins — and none have been from here. When asked how many scholarships he offered local kids, Jenkins said “20 or more” — but he’s come up empty-handed.

“Some of the things that have come into play has been grades,” Jenkins said. “We lost some guys late. We had several kids that we really liked that we lost to some bigger schools.”


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