In a surprising move Harris County linebacker/defensive end Jordan Jenkins committed to Georgia tonight over offers from Alabama, Auburn, and Florida. It was a shocking development for a recruit who seemed at one time or another to be favoring any number of schools besides Georgia. Perhaps Jenkins' commitment goes to show that when the recruitment of a bigtime player goes into January, it's perilous to bet against the homestate school. Jenkins is a military brat whose father Ronald moved the family to Hamilton, located on the Alabama line, when his son was in the 7th grade and the elder Jenkins was stationed at Fort Benning. He summed up his decision by saying:
"I really like what Coach Grantham's done with Jarvis Jones and Justin Houston last year . . .Coach Richt is a good man, a Christian man."
At 6'3 and 245 pounds right now, Jenkins may grow into a defensive end by the time his collegiate career is over. Most recently he was dominant in the U.S. Army All-American Game at that position notching 8 tackles, including 2 sacks.
We'll have more on this huge pickup for the Bulldogs later. But for now, kudos to Coach Todd Grantham who spearheaded Jenkins recruitment and likely made the difference in the end as both a defensive coordinator and position coach. This is a real feather in his hat. Until later. . .