Jennings became a Mountaineer as a three-star 247Sports Composite recruit in the Class of 2015 from Stafford (Va.) Colonial Forge. He enters his senior season with 1,377 yards from scrimmage and four touchdowns.
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Today, the wishbone / option offense is still used by some high school and smaller college teams, but it is much less common in major college football, where teams tend to employ more pass-oriented attacks. The United States Air Force Academy (aka Air Force), the United States Naval Academy (Navy) and Georgia Tech are among the few NCAA FBS teams that commonly use the wishbone and its variations. Ironically, because it is now rare in the college game, its effectiveness has increased, as defenses are no longer accustomed to defending against it.
The wishbone has very rarely been used in professional football, as it was developed after passing quarterbacks became the norm. NFL quarterbacks are not necessarily good runners, and are in any case too valuable to the offense to risk injury by regularly running with the football. During the strike season of 1987, the San Francisco 49ers used the wishbone successfully against the New York Giants to win 41-21. Coach Bill Walsh used the wishbone because of his replacement quarterback's familiarity with a similar formation in college.