Vols In the Heat of Things for Top 100 Defensive End
Tennessee coaches have visited Harris County (Ga) on numerous occasions to see top defensive end Jordan Jenkins. The four-star end has visited Rocky Top on many occasions as well. Jenkins has had plenty of nice things to say about his big orange suitors.
"Coach Dooley is a great guy. I feel I can trust Coach Thompson and I feel he is very truthful in what he has to say."
Jenkins has had visits from defensive line coach Lance Thompson and defensive coorinator Justin Wilcox in the last few weeks.
"The visit with Coach Wilcox went great. He was joking around about how he's from Oregon and my parents are from Washington."
The Peach State star plans on going to camps next month and said "they [Tennessee] have a real good shot."
"I want a good education along with a great feeling that I get from the coaching staff. I want to be around a nice campus also." Jenkins said about what factors go into his decision.
When I asked Jenkins what Tennessee had to bring to the table, he responded with what Vol fans are hoping to see more of--depth.
"I like the fact that if I choose to play there I can come in and play early. I also like the academics that they have along with the coaches."
The Harris County star said he likes to compare himself to Chicago Bears defensive end Julius Peppers.
Jenkins is very close to many other Vols targets as well. Along with four star cornerback Geno Smith, Jenkins is very close with Grayson Lambert, Jonathan Jones and Quayvon Hicks.
The Rivals.com top 100 player plans to make a decision closer to 2012 signing day. His top six, in no partciular order, features Tennessee, Alabama, Auburn, Geogia Tech, Florida, and Georgia.