Will provide a solid backup to starter Trevor Wooden ... Had a solid spring campaign, completing 29-of-57 passes in four scrimmages for 200 yards and no interceptions.
2010: Redshirted as a true freshman at MSU ... Earned MSU Offensive Scout Team Player of the Week for win over No. 18 Western Illinois (10/23/10) ... Named to MVFC Honor Roll in 2010 with a 3.46 GPA during his first semester.
High School: Guided Springfield's Hillcrest High to its first-ever playoff victory and a 7-5 overall record in 2009 ... Threw for 2,775 yards and 35 touchdowns to earn Class 4 consensus all-state honors, along with all-Ozark Conference and all-Southwest Missouri distinction ... Fiinished senior year 156-of-299 passing, while rushing for 570 yards and 7 touchdowns for Coach John Beckham ... Named team captain and Hillcrest Offensive Player of the Year ... Posted a 3.9 grade-point average and was chosen to three first-team all-state football academic teams ... Also played 2 years of baseball and basketball.
Personal: Mitchell Douglas Jenkins was born 10/23/91 in Adrian, Mich. ... Son of Douglas and Bonnie Jenkins of Springfield, Mo. ... Has one sibling, Deja ... Majoring in Cell and Molecular Biology (3.83).