Jenkins Co. Represented in Athens Again

The highly-coveted duo from Jenkins County made the trip to Athens Thursday.

Defensive tackle Jonathan Taylor and outside linebacker James Deloach have stated the goal to play together at the college level. Thursday they travelled as a tandem to Athens to visit Georgia together.

"It went real good," Taylor said. "We did some stuff that we didn't get to do the first time. We got to see them practicing and actually watch the defense go at it."

The duo was last at Georgia February 6, but the visit Thursday offered a unique opportunity to see a spring practice and to spend extended time with potential future position coaches.

"We hadn't really been inside the facilities like we did today," Deloach, who was offered by Georgia March 4, said. "We got to talk to a lot of coaches and see some things that were new."

"The defense stood out to me because they were making a bunch of contact," Taylor said. "They're getting ready this spring. They were making contact and getting hyped out there."

Deloach spent time with Bulldogs defensive coordinator Todd Grantham, who also coaches outside linebackers.

"Most of the day I got a really good chance to sit and talk with coach Grantham," he said. "We watched some film and got to talk. I like him. He seems like a great coach."

While Deloach was with Grantham, Taylor, who holds offers to seemingly every school in the South, chatted it up with defensive line coach Rodney Garner.

"I got to spend the most time with coach Garner today than I ever have," Taylor said. "I think he's a real nice coach, and it was good to spend more time with him." Both said recruiting was wide open, and neither offered a list or even any hint of favorites.

"I don't what's next," Taylor said.

That may be the case—but whatever does come next for Taylor and Deloach will most likely be conducted together.

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