Georgia's Staff Visits JUCO Nose Tackle

Rodney Garner paid JUCO nose tackle John Jenkins a visit Saturday night, adding another chapter to the story of Georgia's quest for a perfect fit it's 3-4 scheme

Jenkins, a 6-foot-4, 340-pound sophomore nose tackle out of Mississippi Gulf Coast, is thought to be the perfect body type to fit Georgia's 3-4 scheme.

Garner, Georgia's defensive line coach, let Jenkins know how much he's needed in Athens.

"The visit went well," Jenkins said. "Coach Garner told me the situation I would be in if I decided to commit to Georgia. He told me what they could offer me academically and as far as being a football player."

As far as on the field, the Bulldogs struggled to get a push from the nose tackle position this season. For most of the year, Garner was forced to use undersized converted defensive ends to play the position.

"They told me about the switch from the four man front to the three man front," Jenkins said. "They had personnel for the four man front, but since they switched they don't have the correct personnel that they needed. He told me how I could contribute, and he told me if I did decided to go there I was a good fit for that position."

The visit also solidified further communication between Georgia and Jenkins in the future.

"We set the official visit set up to Georgia for the weekend of January 14," Jenkins said. "My Mom, Pops and I are going to take that visit. Coach Richt is going to come see me and my family and people I keep close in my life January 6. We're going to take the steps. It's a process. It's a stepping stone process. Nothing is guaranteed, but we're just taking it slow."

Jenkins is currently committed to Oklahoma State, but there are many SEC schools pursuing. Auburn, Ole Miss, Arkansas and Georgia are the schools he is hearing the most from, he said.

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