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LB prospect Jenkins' interest renewed

Bama, UF were leading, but official to Athens makes top target waver

Updated: November 15, 2011, 7:57 PM ET
By Kipp Adams | DawgNation
ATHENS, Ga. -- The Georgia Bulldogs have faced an uphill battle from the start in their pursuit of linebacker target Jordan Jenkins (Hamilton, Ga./Harris County). But as the months went by, Georgia has stuck it out with hopes of landing the ESPNU 150 prospect.

Coming into this past weekend's official visit, Alabama and Florida were considered the front-runners for the 6-foot-3, 248-pound recruit, with Auburn and Georgia duking it out for third. Jenkins came to Athens with the plan of giving Georgia one last chance to see what it had to offer, and the early report is that the visit has helped the Bulldogs' chances of signing him.
Jordan Jenkins
Joseph Bowden/UnderArmourJordan Jenkins said the Dawgs' 3-4 defense and coming off the edge unblocked appeal to him.
"I had some great times with everyone, they showed me some good things, and that is what I wanted to see," Jenkins said. "I will wait until after my official to Florida to actually get things in a concrete order. They most likely have moved up, but it may change after my next official. Alabama and Florida were the two current leaders before the visits, but I wanted to give all of the schools another shot so I ensure I make the right decision."

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