Decision Day: Jenkins, Wimbush

Two of the East region's top prospects will announce their decisions Tuesday evening. We break down each scenario inside.

Two of the East region's best Class of 2015 prospects is slated to decide Tuesday.

Pittsburgh Baldwin four-star offensive tackle Sterling Jenkins and Jersey City, N.J., St. Peter's Prep four-star quarterback Brandon Wimbush are each set to declare their college home. Both are expected to announce in the 6 p.m. ET hour.

Jenkins has been offered by 14 programs to date but has whittled his list to two ahead of a television segment to announce his decision. Wimbush, meanwhile, has 15 offers, the latest of which came from Alabama.

FightOnState.com previews each decision below. We will be reporting on the breaking news on our TAP fourm.


OT Sterling Jenkins, Pittsburgh Baldwin
6-foot-8, 305 pounds

Final Two: Penn State and Ohio State

The Skinny: At this time last spring, it appeared Michigan was in the driver's seat to land Pennsylvania's best player. The Wolverines faded with time, however, while the Lions and Buckeyes jumped to the top of the pack. They've been there since.

"Sterling always wanted a school that would challenge his intellectual curiosity and provide a strong support network that could help continue his pursuit of competitive excellence on the field," Baldwin coach Pete Wagner told FOS in an email. "Penn State and Ohio State offered both, and he gelled really well with the position coaches of each."

Indeed, Herb Hand at Penn State and Ed Warinner at Ohio State each showed the four-star plenty of attention, and their vision should he commit, when he visited.

Final Thoughts: Jenkins had planned to visit Ohio State and Penn State in May. Yet, he's announcing his decision just a day after visiting University Park with his family. There is no visit to Columbus scheduled.


QB Brandon Wimbush
6-foot-2, 215 pounds

The Suitors: Wimbush did not name a final five— or any trimmed group — ahead of his announcement. At a recent Nike Football Training Camp in New Jersey, the signal caller spoke about Ohio State, Penn State, Virginia Tech, Boston College and Miami. He also mentioned Michigan State and Stanford, but neither has offered.

The Skinny: The four-star has made a host of visits during the winter and spring. He made a spontaneous stop at Penn State March 22 and was supposed to visit Ohio State April 18, but it never materialized. Wimbush has visited Miami, but not of late.

Final Thoughts: It would be a surprise to see Wimbush end up anywhere that isn't Penn State, Miami or Ohio State.

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