Adonis Jennings recruit scouting report: Vertical receiver threat

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Adonis Jennings is one of the top Northeast prospects; the wide receiver figures to attract plenty of local and national attention this recruiting cycle.

Wide receiver Adonis Jennings is one of the top prospects in the northeast, and he will be highly coveted by the local schools to try and get him to stay in the area. Jennings currently attends school at Haddonfield (N.J.) Timber Creek High. He stands around 6'3 and weighs 185 pounds and has plenty of ability to be a number one receiver for the right program. Jennings is a consensus four-star recruit.

247Sports ranks Jennings as the 163rd best overall recruit and pegs him as the 31st overall wide reciever in this class and the 5th best prospect in the state of New Jersey. Jennings is also ranked as the 62nd best overall wide reciever by Scout. Jennings currently holds offers from schools like Arizona, UConn, Clemson, Delaware, Pitt, Rutgers, Temple, UCF, Massachusetts and Old Dominion.

Bud Elliott, National Recruiting Analyst: Jennings has good, but not great overall speed for his height and size, and doesn't take forever to get going. He also has some ability to make defenders miss, and could be an asset early on in his career on bubble and quick screens.

Jennings has a few nice routes in his film, including some in which he runs off the defender, plants, comes back and gives the QB room to make the throw.

His hands look fine, and he shows the ability to go up and compete for the football. Several times he shows the ability to box out a defensive back.

Another thing to like about Jennings is his mentality. He plays hard, is physical and is willing to compete. That's refreshing at a position that features a lot of primadonnas. And it will only help him as he continues to fill out his frame.

I would like to see Jennings dance less and work on getting into his route quicker. He sometimes lets defenders get into his body, and that should not happen, given his length.

You can follow Jennings on Twitter at @All_Eyes_On_18.

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