Maryland Tracking In-State Defensive Back

Good Counsel’s 2024 class is loaded as they’ve helped the Falcons become arguably the WCAC’s top team this season. Three-star cornerback Judah Jenkins is one of the players that has stuck out next cycle as the 5-foot-11, 175-pound defensive back saw several schools hit him up.

It was Wisconsin who was first to give him a call, but Terps’ outside linebacker coach James Thomas was also among the coaches to reach out shortly after midnight. “He’s a good coach. He always shows interest in our guys,” Jenkins said of Thomas’s recruiting efforts at Good Counsel. Jenkins also made the trip to Maryland back in the spring, one of two visits to College Park this year. “I’ve been able to see the facilities. I met one person.”

What does Jenkins think of the Terps? “It’s home so I’ll always give them a look. And they’ve got some folks up there that I know. Like Mason Lunsford, I know of him but heard he likes it up there.”

Jenkins added that “Virginia, Ole Miss talks to me a lot” while Cincinnati, West Virginia and Penn State have also initiated contact early. Duke, Coastal Carolina and Wake Forest have prioritized Jenkins, but for now, he’s just soaking in the attention.

Jenkins kicked off the season as a starting cornerback but pitched in a pair of punt returns for touchdowns. “I feel like this is my breakout year.”

Jenkins is rated a three-star and an 85 overall by On3, sitting as the 18th-best prospect in Maryland next cycle.

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