December 10, 2008

Jennert facing choices

Former Glenwood Springs (Co.) wide receiver Donnie Jennert is making quite a name for himself in Central Florida as a pass catcher for St. Cloud High School. This season Jennert was part of a turnaround that saw St. Cloud go from 2-8 overall to 9-2 and the schools first playoff appearance in nearly two decades.

Jennert caught 40 passes for 638 yards and nine scores. St. Cloud was eliminated from the The result has been a scholarship offer from Florida Atlantic as well as interest from

"It was mostly when I lived in Colorado," Jennert said. "I still talk to them and I think the last time I talked to them they had all their offers out for wide receivers. I know they still have some interest, probably if one of their receiver offers drops."

Jennert's family moved with a job to Glenwood Springs while he was in high school and Jennert said he has been to a couple Colorado State games and attended their camp before his sophomore and junior years. His family move back to Florida before this season.

"I went here (St. Cloud) my freshman and sophomore year and then left and came back," Jennert said. "My quarterback here tore his ACL while I was gone. He came back for his senior year and I came back for my senior year pretty much for him."

Despite being out of the state, Jennert said he did manage to keep track of his old mates at Glenwood Springs as they won a state title a week ago.

"I called the quarterback and left him a voicemail," Jennert said. "It was the day of the game so I didn't talk to him, but I did talk to the running back up there. I watched them on TV win it. They are still my team at heart, but down here is my love."

The Colorado State connections don't stop there. Jennert said he has played Pop Warner football with MoMo Thomas for about six years and was recently fielding questions about Colorado State from current Rams commit, Jansen Watson during a meeting for the Central Florida East-West All-Star Game Sunday.

The 6-foot-6, 192-pound Jennert may be playing another position in college. Jennert said some schools have talked to him about playing tight end. Among the schools beginning to show interest are Iowa, Nebraska, Kansas and Purdue.

"I want to play wide receiver and put on 10 pounds or so," he said. "I want to bulk up and keep my speed. A lot of schools are talking about putting 30-40 pounds and putting me down at tight end or flexing me out in the slot."

"Right now my top two are FAU and KU," Jennert said. "I like the location of Kansas, I used to live in Colorado and it is the same thing just more flat. FAU is so close to being home. My mom wouldn't want to miss a game and she wouldn't miss any of my games if I was that close. The thing about KU is it is big-time football. I'd like to go there and play, but FAU, I could almost go and play my freshman year instead of redshirting for a couple years and trying to play."

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