Poised to take over leadership of the field cornerback position as a senior after patiently waiting for full-time opportunity ... Battled junior college transfer Adonis Armstrong during the spring, but versatility could also allow move to a top boundary slot if necessary ... A converted wide receiver who has quickly developed into one of the program's top pass defenders over the past two seasons since move to secondary ... Possesses plenty of speed and physicality, along with a mature team-first mentality, which allowed for a smooth transition from offense to defense during second year on the active roster and continued stellar contributions to special teams play ... Booked three tackles in the spring's first scrimmage (March 31) before adding a pair of stops in the second contest on April 7 and a single hit during the Purple-Gold Game a week later ... An "elite" performer in ECU's strength and conditioning program with a power clean of 289 pounds, a jerk of 1,085 watts and vertical leap of 34" and broad jump of 10'2 ... Also turned in one of the unit's top long shuttle and three-cone drill times of 11.3 and 6.85, respectively.
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2008: Redshirted during initial season in ECU program ... Officially signed with the Pirates in February.
High School: A multi-dimensional standout who played three different positions and handled additional special teams work for coach B.W. Holt at Rocky Mount High School ... In addition to wide receiver, also played defensive back, wingback and returned kicks for the Gryphons ... A four-year letterman and two-time all-state selection ... Was a primary contributor for a RMHS program that rolled to a combined 47-6 record in 2004, 2005, 2006 and 2007 ... Completed career with 17 interceptions and 10 blocked kicks ... Earned all-state honors as a sophomore with nine interceptions before following with four each as a junior and senior .... Posted 47 stops, recorded touchdown returns on a pair of interceptions and averaged 27.9 yards per reception (15) on offense during senior campaign ... Netted 46 tackles on defense and tallied 10 catches for 176 yards and a TD as a junior ... Was also a noted track athlete at Rocky Mount, competing in the 55-meter dash, 55-meter hurdles, 100-meter dash, 110-meter hurdles, 200-meter dash, 300-meter dash, 300-meter hurdles, 4x100 relay, 4x200 relay and the 4x400 relay events ... Turned in a state runner-up finish in the 110-meter high hurdles and a fifth-place standing in the 300-meter hurdles as a junior ... Also qualified for state competition in the 4x100 and 4x200 relays ... Registered personal-best times of 14.4 in the 110-meter high hurdles and 10.5 in the 100-meter dash ... Ranked among nation's top wide receivers by scout.com ... Also recruited by North Carolina, Virginia Tech and Wake Forest.
Personal: Full name is Byron Jacobi Jenkins ... Prefers to go by nickname of Cobi ... Born December 17, 1988 at Rocky Mount, N.C. ... Son of Carl and Erma Jenkins ... Earned a bachelor's degree in communications during spring commencement exercises (May, 2012) ... Currently pursuing a second undergraduate degree as a family community services major ... Member of ECU's Honor Roll (3.0 grade point average or higher) for classroom work during the spring and fall semesters of 2011 ... Older brother Marcus, who is listed as the person most influential on his career, played collegiate football at Norfolk State and Shaw.