March 3, 2011

Notebook: Jenkins on the mend, newcomers impress

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- The best sight at Florida State's offseason conditioning workouts is a healthy and slightly bigger Brandon Jenkins.

Just two months ago, Florida State's star defensive end had shoulder surgery and his arm was immobilized in a sling But, on a sunny Thursday afternoon, Jenkins was not only participating in FSU's 11th conditioning workout - the NCAA allows each team 16 this time of year - on the band's artificial turf field, but doing so with a noticeably larger frame.

That's great news for FSU and bad news for the rest of the ACC considering Jenkins emerged as a pass-rushing nightmare for opponents last season, racking up 13.5 sacks on his way to earning first-team All-ACC honors.

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