Villanova's pursuit of Jenkins pays off 

August, 27, 2012
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They never waivered. The Villanova Wildcats watched No. 70 Kris Jenkins (Washington, D.C./Gonzaga) last spring, saw him erupt over the winter and then sustain a summer-ending injury in June. Through it all, Jay Wright and his staff were locked on the power forward from one of Washington D.C.’s top basketball powerhouses.

When it was time to decide, Jenkins heard Wright loud and clear. The combo-forward was indeed Villanova’s type of guy and he knew it.

“I think it started last spring when they started recruiting me extremely hard,” Jenkins said. “They kept telling me that ‘you’re our guy and we want you at Villanova.’ It started to hit home as they kept recruiting me.”