JUCO defensive end Laine Jenkins commits to the Oklahoma Sooners
The Oklahoma Sooners have added another player to their 2023 class with the commitment of junior college transfer Laine Jenkins.
As a true freshman in 2022, Jenkins played for Butler Community College in El Dorado, Kansas. An edge player, he logged eight tackles, 2.5 tackles for loss and 1.5 sacks.
At 6 feet, 6 inches and 255 pounds, Jenkins provides a frame ready immediately to compete for snaps at defensive end.
He joins an edge group that has added a great deal of talent this offseason. The Sooners brought in Trace Ford, Rondell Bothroyd and Adepoju Adebawore and will add Jenkins and Taylor Wein this summer as they hope to bolster their pass rush.
Their pass rush started strongly in nonconference play last season, but struggled in Big 12 play to get effective pressure on opposing quarterbacks.
Jenkins is still a young prospect with substantial eligibility remaining. Arriving in Norman after the spring, it’ll be interesting to see how quickly he can get up to speed and get on the field. Though there’s time to get the mental reps in to get acclimated with the defense, the only on-field work comes with fall camp.
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