February 1, 2011

Jinkens discusses junior day

Dallas Skyline has featured numerous four star caliber linebackers in recent years that have often been rated the best on the state of Texas at their position. The latest is junior linebacker Peter Jinkens, who may well be the most athletic linebacker that Skyline has produced.

The 6 foot, 1 inch, 208-lb. Jinkens actually had a bigger impact on the offensive side of the ball as he provided a struggling Skyline offense with a running game late in the 2010 season, running for 234 yards in a district- clinching win over Lake Highlands. Despite his heroics on offense and even despite an injury to his right knee in the finale that required surgery, interest in Jinkens on that side of the ball hasn't waned at all. He's already gotten an offer from Texas A&M and he actually visited A&M for a game last year. He made a return trip to College Station on Saturday for A&M's most recent junior day.

"It went real good," said Jinkens. "I spent most of my time with coach Toth and coach Nguyen. They talked to me about how they could use me in their defense and how I could contribute in it."

What was the best part?

"Talking to the position coaches," he said. "I learned a lot more about their defense and understood it better. They are recruiting me for Sam."

Academics was also top priority for Jinkens going into the visit.

"They just don't want me to be good at football," said Jinkens. "They want me to excel at academics and become successful in life too."

Overall, Jinkens descrived his experience as "awesome" and talked about how the A&M staff made him "feel so welcome". Even so, it's early in the process for the highly sought-after linebacker and he stated that he would like to attend junior days at Texas and LSU.

Jinkens injured his right meniscus in his last game of the season against DeSoto and had surgery on it Dec. 10 to repair it. He is currently in the process of rehabilitation.

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