Less than a week after decommitting from Florida State, 3-star Linebacker Bradley Jennings Jr. committed to the Canes just minutes ago.
A Jacksonville (FL) native, Jennings is a Florida State Legacy, with his father having played for the Noles from 1997-2001. While his father, a Miami native who starred at Carol City, decided to go away from South Florida for college, the younger Jennings is reversing that path, and will be taking his talents South to Coral Gables to play for the Hurricanes.
Jennings Jr. is a very good player. He has good size for a linebacker at 6’2” 218lbs. He is very athletic, and can frequently be seen chasing runners and receivers all over the field. While I tend to lean toward trusting the staff and their evaluations absent of others, the fact that Jennings was an FSU commit, and showed an official written FSU offer further support the fact that this is a talented player who can compete at a high level.
Jennings has been trending towards Miami for quite some time. Even while he was committed to FSU, the connection to the Canes grew. Jennings attended the Canes’ Spring Game in April, and the inaugural Paradise Camp in July. With hindsight as a backdrop, it’s clear that those trips were experiences Jennings obviously enjoyed. Prior to the camp, Jennings waxed poetic about the meaning of being coached by Canes legend Ray Lewis, and followed that up with a strong on-field performance.
Jennings joins Miami Central LB Waynmon Steed as the LB commits in the 2017 class. Jennings is the 18th commitment in the Canes’ 2017 recruiting class. To get a better feel for the kind of player Miami just got, you can see Jennings’ highlights by clicking this link.