Jordan Jenkins Not A Stranger To Georgia Tech

Harris County defensive end Jordan Jenkins is considered by many to be one of the top, if not the top, player in the state of Georgia. Jenkins and his parents made a return trip to Atlanta this past weekend for Georgia Tech's Junior Day.

Jordan Jenkins described this trip as being great. "I used the time on this visit to check out the dorms, classrooms, and many other aspects of campus life that aren't related to football." The trip gave Jenkins a complete view of what Georgia Tech has to offer. "I also had a chance to speak to the coaches."

Outside linebackers Coach Joe Speed was one of the first coaches to speak with Jenkins. "He said that it looked like I put on some weight and that it looked good on me. Jenkins now weights 240. Jordan also talked to defensive line Coach Andy McCollum and defensive coordinator Al Groh. "I think both of them want me at their positions." Finally, Jordan had a chance to speak with Coach Paul Johnson.

Seeing the dorms, the academic facilities, and the CRC building were the highlights of the trip for Jenkins. "The dorms were super nice and the academic offering from Georgia Tech is tremendous as well as the CRC building."

To date Jenkins has thirteen offers including one from Georgia Tech. His offers have come from schools that play both the 4-3 and the 3-4 defense. Jenkins doesn't have a preference for either one. "It doesn't matter at all as long as I get a chance to play and get out there and sack the quarterback."

Jenkins has additional visits planned following his trip to Georgia Tech. "I plan on going to Tennessee, Alabama, Georgia, and Florida." Jordan has already been to Auburn and visited Alabama, Florida, and Georgia last year.

While all these schools are in the SEC with the exception of Georgia Tech, Jenkins doesn't have a conference preference. "I will go to the school that I think is the best fit and conference affiliation isn't a big thing for me." Jordan doesn't have a leader at this time.

Jordan will be looking at several things in making his choice. "I will look at the depth chart and see how I fit and the relationships I have with the coaches will also be very important to me." Location and the majors available at the school will also be factors in his decision.

His trip to Georgia Tech showed Jordan that they have those things that he's looking for in making his choice. "I feel that my relationship with the staff is strong and I always felt I would want to go to a small town type school but Georgia Tech is a school that makes me realize sometimes things are not what they seem from a distance." Georgia Tech also has engineering and computer majors which are the two areas that Jenkins is looking at for possible majors.

The new trend in recruiting is early commitments. Jenkins is not one that will follow that trend. "Most likely I will be waiting until signing day or right before it."


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