Fort Worth his while: Cox High School’s Keontae Jenkins commits to TCU

Posted at 12:49 PM, Apr 25, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-25 19:39:28-04

Keontae Jenkins

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. - It's leap frog for Keontae Jenkins.

The Cox High School product is making the leap from Virginia to Texas to become a frog - a TCU Horned Frog.

Thursday, Jenkins - a 4-star recruit according to 247Sports, committed to play his college football for TCU. The Horned Frogs are members of the Big 12 Conference.

Keontae Jenkins

Jenkins, a junior in high school, is rated by 247Sports as the number five prospect in Virginia for the Class of 2020. He's the top-ranked cornerback in the state and 17th nationally.

"Coach [Gary] Patterson's personality - it's more than football," Jenkins told News 3. "He really cares about his players. And they've been recruiting me since the beginning."

According to 247Sports, Jenkins had scholarships from Auburn, Florida, Florida State, Louisville, LSU, Michigan, Nebraska, North Carolina, Penn State and Virginia Tech among his 23 offers.

"Fort Worth has a lot of stuff to do," Keontae said about pledging to play for an out-of-state school. "I didn't want to stay so close. I wanted to get out and see new things and explore new things."

Jenkins' older brother, Levonta Taylor, is entering his senior season as a defensive back at Florida State.