Jaray Jenkins

New LSU wide receiver Jaray Jenkins

Provided photo via LSU

Jaray Jenkins rarely left the field for Jena High School in North Louisiana, playing both ways and on special teams.

Now he'll take that energy to Baton Rouge next season.

The first wide receiver to commit to LSU for the 2018 class officially signed with the Tigers on Wednesday, giving LSU another score out of the rich wide receiver group in the state.

At 6 foot 1, 175 pounds, Jenkins isn't the biggest receiver, but his high school coach described him to 247Sports as a player who can get off the line and pancake cornerbacks.

Jenkins missed the majority of his senior season with a fractured tibia before electing to undergo surgery to insert a rod into his leg to help expedite recovery. Jena coach Jay Roark he's been steadily progressing in his rehab.

Jenkins picked LSU over offers from Mississippi State and Louisiana-Lafayette, among others.

Name: Jaray Jenkins

Position: Wide Receiver

Measurables: 6-foot-1, 175 pounds

High School: Jena

Hometown: Jena, Louisiana

Committed: March 13, 2017

247Sports Position Rank: No. 63

247 Composite rating: 4 stars

At a Glance: LSU scores another one from the state's deep group of receivers in the 2018 class with Jenkins. Out of small-town Jena, Louisiana, Jenkins played both ways in high school and was the team's primary return man, as well.

What They’re Saying: “He always has a good attitude and is a hard worker. He got injured in Week 1 and sat out the entire season, but stuck it out with us and showed great leadership in the locker room and on the sideline Friday nights even though he couldn’t play. He has a natural ability to lead and he’s going to be an instant impact." - Jena coach Jay Roark

Follow Mike Gegenheimer on Twitter, @Mike_Gegs.