MORGANTOWN, W.Va.–Gary Jennings Jr. is one of West Virginia’s most dangerous targets but last season he scored just one touchdown.
In 2017 he recorded 1,096 receiving yards, finishing No. 18 in the nation and
fourth in the Big 12.
However, Jennings failed to find the end zone on numerous occasions after the season opener against Virginia Tech.
“We have to get Gary in more – we were in the end zone more this year,” offensive coordinator Jake Spavital said. “I was laughing because yesterday at practice he makes a phenomenal play – catches it and goes out at the half yard line. Gary’s got a ton of catches. We just have to get him in the end zone.”
While the Mountaineers would love more scoring from the 6-foot-2, 215-pound wideout, he would rather sacrifice that if it helps his team.
“I think he’s one of the more selfless kids we’ve got on our team,” Spavital said of Jennings. “He’s played four different positions in practice, and he didn’t say one thing about it. He didn’t complain; he went out there and did his job to the best of his ability.”
The Stafford, Va. native truly has WVU’S best interest at heart.
“A lot of receivers have that ‘me’ mentality,” Spavital added. “But he’s all about the team.”
With the season right around the corner, Jennings is ready to make it count.
“I feel pretty good. Fourth year doing it, so I kind of know how and everything goes,” he said. “But everything is rolling smoothly.”
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