Williston-Elko’s Jarius Jenkins, one of the area’s best high school running backs, will now be playing against the Blue Devils.
Jenkins has transferred to Hunter-Kinard-Tyler, another South Carolina High School League Region 4-A school, Blue Devils coach Dwayne Garrick confirmed. Jenkins had to play for a different school because he moved into his new school’s zone.
As a freshman at Williston-Elko in 2011, Jenkins rushed for more than 1,000 yards as expected star Kendric Salley got injured. In 2012, Jenkins ran for almost 1,600 yards. He was named to
The Augusta Chronicle’s All-Area Second Team Offense in South Carolina as a sophomore.
But instead of expressing only worry about losing Jenkins, Garrick rattled off the names of Faheem Richburg, Antonio Coleman, Andrew Milligan, Nate Cunningham and Christian Sapp as players expected to handle rushing duties this season.
“We’ve always had good running backs here — we’ve got four or five more,” Garrick said. “It’ll be plenty of kids in those half back slots.”