Lorenzo Jenkins had picked up an offer from Old Dominion, where he could have played Division I football, but he also had offers from Clarion, West Liberty and Livingstone College.
Instead, he’s decided to join hometown Pitt as a preferred walk-on ahead of the 2022 season, announcing his decision via Twitter Thursday night.
you may not know my name now.. but soon enough you will know the name Lorenzo Jenkins‼️ will go down as one of the greats to put on the blue and gold .STAMPED. 💙💛 #H2P
— Lorenzo Jenkins (@cantguardzo_) April 21, 2022
“You may not know my name now.. but soon enough you will know the name Lorenzo Jenkins!! Will go down as one of the greats to put on blue and gold. STAMPED. #H2P”
Jenkins (6-foot-4, 175 pounds) starred as a wide receiver and defensive back at Blackhawk High School in Beaver Falls, Pa., racking up 689 yards and eight touchdowns on 70 receptions and 38 tackles, a tackle for loss, an interception and a pass defense as a senior.
It remains to be seen whether or not Jenkins will gravitate toward receiver or defensive back at Pitt, but he has the size to create mismatches on either side of the ball — and the time to put on additional pounds to bulk up in Pitt’s system.
Jenkins joins a WPIAL contingent that has joined Pitt as preferred walk-ons, featuring Belle Vernon’s Devin Whitlock, Chartiers Valley’s Abe Ibrahim, Kiski Area’s Brock Wilkins and Central Catholic’s Josh Altsman. And New Jersey CB Matthew Amofa and Florida OL/DL Thomas Aden have committed since the beginning of 2022.