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Small-town duo have big-time talent

2012 commits from Jenkins County will provide immediate help on defensive line

Updated: September 14, 2011, 2:50 PM ET
By Kipp Adams | DawgNation
MILLEN, Ga. -- Defensive tackle Jonathan Taylor and defensive end James Deloach, standouts for Jenkins County High, have captured the hearts and hopes of their community.

Millen, a town of about 3,400 in eastern Georgia, is not known for being a hotbed of gridiron talent. While most of the rest of the Peach State is booming, Millen has seen its population decrease by about 11 percent in the last 20 years. More than a third of Millen residents live below the poverty level.


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