Jenkins said on Thursday that she made her decision after visiting the school on Wednesday.
“Coach (Brooks Donald) Williams, I adore her,” Jenkins said. “I think she’s going to be really good for me.”
This is Jenkins’ second verbal commitment. She originally agreed to attend North Texas but opened her options back up when Mean Green coach Karen Aston was hired by Texas.
Verbal commitments are non-binding until an athlete signs a National Letter of Intent. McNeese cannot comment on recruits until it receives the letter.
Jenkins picked McNeese over a variety of schools including Lamar, Rice, SMU, Arkansas-Little Rock, Tulane, San Francisco and Lipscomb.
Jenkins said McNeese’s back-to-back trips to the NCAA Tournament were a big draw.
“We’ve been to the (high school) state championship the past seven years,” Jenkins said. “If we weren’t winning I wouldn’t know what to do. That’s what I’ve always known. It stuck out so much.”
Jenkins was named to the Texas state all-tournament team for her role in leading Martin’s Mill to the Class 1A finals this March.
Like many of her future teammates, she is from a town John Mellencamp would sing about — she said Martin’s Mill’s downtown is the school and a gas station. There are 38 students in her graduating class.
“Coming from a small town, being able to relate to someone from small town helps,” Jenkins said. “They are all from a small town just like myself. I felt more comfortable coming from the same background.”