Lorenzo "Doobie" Jenkins, a 6' 7" swingman from Naples, Florida, has committed to Colorado State via a post on his Twitter account. Jenkins will be the fourth acquisition this off-season for Larry Eustachy and the Rams program.
May 10, 2016
A three-star recruit coming out of high school, Jenkins originally chose the Razorbacks over scholarship offers from Chattanooga, The Citadel, Kennesaw State, Richmond, Tennessee State and VMI. In his initial recruiting process, Boise State and Fresno State has also expressed interest in Jenkins but never offered. After exercising his option to transfer out of Arkansas, Jenkins selected the Rams after visiting campus over the past weekend.
While Jenkins' productivity was fairly limited in his one season in Fayetteville, the Florida native is a long and lanky talent, who has a fairly versatile game. With a year to develop when he sits out the 2016-2017 season due to NCAA transfer rules, Jenkins could be a solid contributor for Colorado State over his three seasons of remaining eligibility.
The news is welcome sign of optomism for a Colorado State program that is still finding it's footing after the departure of two assistant coaches from the program in Steve Hodges and Leonard Perry, as well as star guard John Gillon, who transferred to Syracuse. However, head coach Larry Eustachy has compiled a solid recruiting group in the interim, adding a trio of JUCO transfers in Devocio Butler, Che Bob and Braden Koelliker to the program as well. All three of these transfers are immediately eligible.
Jenkins may not have liked how his one year stay at Arkansas went but if all goes according to plan, he'll get his chances to prove to the Razorbacks just what they missed out on. Colorado State is scheduled to visit Arkansas in 2017, with a return home matchup back in Fort Collins scheduled for 2018. If nothing else, Jenkins will get his stage to shine on against his former program.