Profile - Jansen King
Chamblee High School (GA) recruit Jansen King is only finishing his sophomore year but he is already getting attention from some of the top programs around the South. Saturday King visited one of those schools to watch their morning scrimmage.
Jansen made the trip to Georgia Tech with three of his teammates. All four had a great time. “I’m interested in Georgia Tech because of their academic reputation and for the way they play defense.” As a defensive back, King likes Tech’s aggressive style of play.
The way Tech conducted their practice caught Jansen’s eye. He liked watching the coaches push the defensive backs to play hard. He also liked seeing the young players getting a chance to play with the veterans. “Coach (Joe) Speed said that if a player can prove he belongs on the field, they will play him no matter what his class status.”
King got to talk with Coach Paul Johnson and Coach Speed. Coach Speed let Jansen know that he would be coming to his spring practices. “Coach Johnson invited me back for the spring game which I will make.”
The coaches asked for King’s transcripts and he was invited to attend summer camp. Jansen feels that Florida and Georgia are showing similar interest that could lead to offers.
Coach Speed likes King as a nickel back but feels that if he continues to grow he could be an every down corner. “I know Tech plays a lot of nickel so that would be something that I would like.”
Jansen has two brothers that have or are playing college ball as well as a cousin that has also played. “All three told me that I should look for a school that values academics as much as they do football.” Tech’s academic reputation and their football program makes them a school that Jansen likes a lot.
Georgia was a recent visit for King and he plans to reschedule a visit to Alabama. King will be returning to Tech on April 17th, Auburn the 18th and Tennessee the following week. Jansen is still trying to decide whether to visit Florida or Florida State on April 12th.