Remember Jacob Jenkins? The young man from Manual High School was one of the earliest names we followed on this blog as he drew Kentucky interest early in his career. As a Sophomore in high school, Tubby Smith recruited him a bit and MANY fans were adament that Tubby didnt understand talent because he would not offer him early. He dropped a bit off the radar screen for awhile and ended up having a good career at Manual. Yesterday he committed to Bellarmine as his college choice and will be joining Scott Davenport’s team in the fall.
The lesson here…sometimes coaches know more than we think about who they offer and the perils of going after players very young (you listening Billy Clyde?) are high. We wish Jacob a lot of success as he is a very good kid who I think will do quite well at Bellarmine.