Gilman's Jennings: College decision may take until January
After scoring four touchdowns to lead Gilman to a 42-6 win over archrival McDonogh Saturday, Darius Jennings may not make his next big move until January.
Now that the high school season has ended for the Greyhounds, Jennings' priority will be to choose one school from among his top six colleges: Maryland, Ohio State, UCLA, Virginia, Virginia Tech and Wake Forest.
Jennings said in August that he would put the decision aside to concentrate on his senior season as the Greyhounds' All-Metro quarterback. He now plans to take his official visits, including one to UCLA, the only school on his list that he has not visited.
"I'll be out there in December or January. I don't know yet," Jennings said Saturday. "Now that the season is over, I can focus more on making officials and everything. I'm taking all five official visits."
After receiving 30 initial offers, Jennings settled on a top ten, but he dropped Penn State, Pittsburgh, Boston College and Connecticut to bring his list down to six.
"It was really tough to get down to six," Jennings said. "The six that I chose, I guess I had more of a comfort level with the coaching staff and the guys who were recruiting me."
It won't be any easier to whittle his list down to one. He started with 30 initial offers and was rated No. 2 in the nation in the athlete category by Scout.com. Rivals.com rated him No. 18 as an athlete and No. 175 overall, which put him in the top 1 percent of recruits.
Jennings, who also plays basketball and runs track for the Greyhounds, will make one other football stop in January to play in the 2011 Under Armour All-America Game on Jan. 5 at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Fla. He is the only Baltimore athlete invited to the game, which will be telecast live on ESPN at 7 p.m.