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La Salle defensive end Paul Jennings puts his recruitment in the bag, commits to the Penn Quakers @paul7jennings @LaSalle_Sports

Written by: on Saturday, May 23rd, 2020


Standing 6-4, 240 pounds, La Salle defensive end Paul Jennings  has seen enough on the recruiting trail. With offers from the likes of Yale, Bucknell and Cornell he was guaranteed a great education. But ultimately it came down the combination of academics and athletics.  Earlier today Jennings announced on twitter that he’ll be joining the Quakers of the University of Pennsylvania.

We caught up to Paul to ask him about his decision:

PFN: How long have you played football?

Paul: I’ve played since 4th grade

PFN: Why did you choose to commit to the UPenn?

Paul: I chose Penn because of the incredible combination of athletics and academics

PFN: Why commit early?

Paul: I committed early because I knew Penn was the perfect place for me to reach my potential as a player and person

PFN: Who was your biggest influence at UPenn, who recruited you?

Paul: The entire staff influenced my decision, but most of my contact was with Coach Benson

PFN: What are they getting in player like you?

Paul: Someone who wants to be the best and compete in every aspect of the game

PFN: What was the recruiting process like for you?

Paul: It was very difficult for me to make a decision because of the many great opportunities that I had, but Penn was the perfect choice for me

PFN: How did the Covid 19 pandemic affect your decision?

Paul: Covid made it impossible to visit schools over the past few months, but I’m thankful that everything worked out in the end

PFN: What position were you recruited for?

Paul: Defensive End

PFN: Do you know what you’d like to study?

Paul: I’m undecided as of right now

PFN: What role did your parents play in your decision?

Paul: My parents were extremely supportive throughout the process and I wouldn’t be in the position I am today without them

PFN: What do you think is the most exciting thing about the Quaker program?

Paul: In my opinion the most exciting part of the program is the brotherhood

PFN: What are you most looking forward to while playing for the UPenn?

Paul: I’m excited to represent the such a great place by playing the game I love

PFN: Who is the person who most influenced you in your football career?

Paul: I have had many great coaches and teammates throughout my career but Coach Steinmetz has been an extremely important influence


PFN: What is it you’d like all your high school teammates and fans to know about your decision that you might have a hard time saying in person?

Paul: I’m extremely grateful for the support of my family, coaches, and friends throughout the process


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