Grantham checks on elite trio

On Wednesday, Todd Grantham checked on Jordan Jenkins, Reuben Foster, and Tray Matthews. Find out what that elite trio had to say about Grantham here.

Jordan Jenkins committed to Georgia on Monday January 9 surprising many. The Dawgs came from behind to get the top prospects in Georgia and they beat out Alabama, Auburn, and Florida for the 6-foot-3, 247 pound athlete.

A big part of UGA's success with Jenkins was Grantham and the two spoke on Wednesday.

"When I talked to Coach Grantham, he told me how excited he was to get me and he told me to get ready, because I am going to be playing against Buffalo (who UGA plays in 2012 season opener)," said Jenkins.

Some Dawg fans may still be a little worried about Jenkins, but when he committed to the Dawgs, he was fully in.

"All that is left for me now is to sign the dotted line. It feels great to have my decision overwith and it is a lot more relaxed. I am excited about my decision to go to Georgia."

Joining Jenkins in Athens will be Tray Matthews, but the 6-foot, 195 pound safety out of Newnan, Ga. is in the 2013 class.

Grantham is not able to speak to Matthews the same way he is to Jenkins due to him being a junior, but the four-star on Scout was still excited to know UGA's defensive coordinator was there to check on him.

"Georgia is where I want to be," Matthews told Scout. "Grantham has told me how he's excited about both safeties coming back for next season, but how he wants me to come in and fill one of their spots when I get there. He always tells me how he is ready for me to get there."

Matthews is ready to get to Athens to learn and play under Grantham too. He wants a close friend to join him.

That close friend is one of the top linebackers in the country regardless of class, Reuben Foster.

On the same day Grantham saw Matthews and Jenkins, he also spent time at Troup County to check on the five-star junior.

"I am going to recruit Reuben to Georgia hard," Matthews said. "We are very good friends and he knows I want him at Georgia."

So does Grantham.

"Georgia has been coming at me hard," Foster said Wednesday night. "When I say they have stepped it up, I mean they have stepped it up.

"They are recruiting me very hard right now. Coach [John] Lilly stopped by the school on Friday and then Coach Grantham came today (Wednesday). They are really coming after me."

The 6-foot-1, 240 pound phenom out of Lagrange, Ga. has spoken to Grantham since Jenkins committed and Grantham let him know who he wants to coach in Athens.

"Coach Grantham told me Jordan will be that freak on the edge playing outside linebacker and defensive end, that Tray could be behind me at safety, and that I could be that man making the middle at linebacker. He was pretty excited when talking to me about that defense if all of us was there."

Foster remains an Alabama commitment, but Georgia is still on his mind.

"I am still considering Georgia. I will be going to visit them for one of their Junior Days in February and they have really been showing me a lot of attention."

His good friend works him just as much as the Bulldog coaches.

"Tray stays on me," Foster said laughing. "He is always talking to me about Georgia. It would be cool to play with him. I know we will talk a lot about Georgia between now and next year when we sign."

On Thursday, Grantham was scheduled to visit Lowndes High School to visit with Josh Harvey-Clemons according to Josh's grandfather.

Chad Simmons is currently a National Recruiting Analyst for FOX Sports/Scout. He started with Scout in 2003 and then moved on to another Recruiting Service from 2004-2008 before returning to Scout the first of 2009 to become South Recruiting Manager.
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