Official Visitor Profile: Jordan Jenkins

ATHENS - Dawg Post's look at one of this weekend's official visitors: Jordan Jenkins.

Prospect: Jordan Jenkins
Location: Hamilton, Ga.
High School: Harris County
Position: Defensive End/Outside Linebacker
Size: 6-3/248
Ranking on Scout: No. 36 overall prospect and No. 6 DE in America

Georgia Depth Chart

Cornelius Washington, Junior
Ray Drew, Freshman
Reuben Faloughi, RS Sophomore

Jarvis Jones, RS Sophomore
Chase Vasser, RS Sophomore

If Jarvis Jones and Cornelius Washington return for another season in Athens - and Jones has already indicated that he will - Georgia will have one of the best linebacking groups in the country headed into 2012. Jordan Jenkins, who is perfectly fitted for a 3-4 defense, would make a nice addition to the Bulldogs' defense. But is he a defensive lineman or an outside linebacker? At Georgia he would almost certainly play linebacker. In 2012 he would likley see the same sort of rotation Ray Drew has this season - starting off slow and building into significant snaps as the season progresses.

Georgia has done a good job getting Jenkins to come on campus, but they are trailing Alabama, another 3-4 school which is higher on his list. Georgia needs to wow Jenkins this weekend to have any sort of hope heading into Signing Day. - Dean Legge, Dawg Post

Prospect Breakdown

Jenkins is known as ‘The Freak' around Harris County and he played like that this year. He has really developed his game nicely over the last two years and he still has a lot of room to grow technically and physically. Last year, Jenkins played at around 225 pounds and he played at closer to 245 pounds much of this year. He has moved around a lot, played end, tackle, and fullback and tight end on offense. He will likely settle in as a rush end/outside linebacker on the next level. I expect him to be at 255-260 pounds by the time he steps on the field next fall. He is explosive off the edge, he pursues the ball well, he has great length, and he plays very disciplined. He still needs to get stronger, continue to disengage better, and master moves off the ball. He is better when working with space in front of him. Chad Simmons, Scout.com

Recruiting Report

This will be the fourth official visit for Scout's top prospect in the state of Georgia. He is coming off a visit to Alabama and he has visited Auburn and Tennessee as well. Georgia has been behind in this one since the beginning and they are still in the middle of the pack. They may actually be third on his list, but it will be tough for the Dawgs to jump ahead of Alabama and Florida. Jenkins is set to visit Florida at the end of this month. - Chad Simmons, Scout.com


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