There's No Place Like Home...

MERIDEN, Conn., - While Dawg Post was represented at Maloney High School Friday night, John Jenkins was still in transit to his old stomping grounds.

The last remaining target on Georgia's board--John Jenkins--is set to announce Saturday at 1:00 p.m. in the Francis T. Maloney High School cafeteria.

Jenkins, traveling from Mississippi on Friday, encountered a detour stemming from ice and snow sweeping the Midwest and beyond.

"Yeah, we've got a situation here," Jenkins said over the phone. "I'm going to have to call you back."

The situation: Jenkins' original flight plan included a stop in Dallas. The weather made that impossible.

So, Jenkins was sent scrambling to find an alternate route, settling on a late night flight taking him first to Atlanta and then toward the North.

Originally due in his hometown late Friday afternoon, Jenkins instead did not arrive until early Saturday morning.


The podium where John Jenkins will make his decision.
Opting not to sign a letter-of-intent on National SIgning Day (Feb. 2), Jenkins instead wanted to choose his college destination in front of family and friends.

He is currently enrolled at Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College, and will choose between Georgia, Florida and Oklahoma State.

As a senior at Maloney in 2008, Jenkins played defensive end and tackle. Playing as a 290-pound his final year in high school, Jenkins even carried the football on offense every now and then.

Now, after two years of Junior College preparation, Jenkins is 343-pounds and thought to be the perfect fit at nose tackle in a 3-4 defensive scheme.

Once committed to Oklahoma State, Jenkins opened his recruitment back up in early January. He visited a string of schools, including Miami, Georgia and Florida.

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