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Saturday, February 5, 2011

Signing Day, Part Deux: John Jenkins becomes a Bulldog

1:10 p.m.: Jenkins picks Georgia

As expected, John Jenkins has opted to become a Bulldog. And Georgia presumably has its starting nose tackle for next season.

Jenkins, who played last year at Mississippi Gulf Coast Community Collegeg is listed at 6-foot-4 and 340 pounds. That's more along the lines of what Todd Grantham is looking for in a classic nose tackle.

In fact it may not be a stretch to say that DeAngelo Tyson, who started every game at nose last year, may be the happiest person in Athens today. Trust me, he will happily move to end next year.

Jenkins - once he sends in the paperwork - will be the 26th signing of Georgia's class. Since the two early enrollees count towards last year, the Bulldogs still aren't over the limit of 25. (They are projected to be a bit over the 85 scholarship limit, but that should work itself out without problem.)

Isaiah Crowell got all the attention, but Jenkins, because of the position he plays, may be the crown jewel of this recruiting class.

Noon: Jenkins prepares to announce

Didn't we just do this? Well yeah, but one of Georgia's most critical recruiting targets is announcing his decision at 1 p.m. on Saturday: That would be, in case you didn't know, John Jenkins, the junior college nose tackle.

(This continues a recent trend where there has been something football-related before every recent Georgia basketball game. Last week even Kentucky got in the act, announcing that Tee Martin was staying a few minutes before the Wildcats and Bulldogs tipped off.)

Most experts expect Jenkins to pick Georgia, but Florida is still in the running. And if he does pick the Bulldogs, I'd he shocked if he didn't start right away at Georgia, and allow DeAngelo Tyson to move out to his more natural spot at defensive end.

We'll know soon, and I'll update this space accordingly.

Also, there's a basketball game today. There will be blogging from that, as well.

Also, the situation in Egypt continues to be unresolved. There will be blogging and tweeting from that, just not from me.


Tim said...

Any info on the job posting for a DE coach rather than a LB coach to replace Belin?

Anonymous said...

Will his announcement have an internet video stream?

word ver: pullequa

Anonymous said...

With UGA's luck as of late Im afaid he may choose the Gators. Im mean coaches jumping ship and mascots dying. I mean what else could go wrong other than losing to a Mickey Mouse school in a bowl game and not even scoring a TD.

Wes said...

Here is the stream

Anonymous said...

Awesome thanks Wes

Anonymous said...

Jenkins is a Dawg!

Wade said...

John Jenkins is a Dawg! I loved watching him put that Gator hat aside, "I don't need this anymore."


Anonymous said...

man, all these recruits keep pointing to Ray Drew...He is a Damn Good Dawg!

Anonymous said...

Sic em Dawgs!!!!!!!!!
Big big man in the middle to clean somebodys clock!

Anonymous said...

That kid is MASSIVE, good lord. Forget mt. cody, like mt. jenkins

Keese said...

You should see big Johns highlight clips. He's shedding triple teams then laying pancake tackles on running backs! Can't WAIT to see him between the hedges in red and black! Go Dawgs!

Anonymous said...

Jenkins joins the Dream Team and Boom! goes the dynamite.

Anonymous said...

Anon12:32 let's stick with the Disney motif and just call you Goofy.

Billy said...

Makes me want to say "Glory, Glory to ole Georgia!"
Can't wait for September now.

Anonymous said...

Biggest piece of the puzzle.

Way bigger pick up than Isaiah.