Harris County's Jenkins verbally commits to UGA

HAMILTON, Ga. (WTVM) - Harris County defensive end Jordan Jenkins verbally committed to Georgia on Monday night.

Jenkins is widely considered to be the top prep football player in Georgia. He's ranked 30th overall nationally, and fifth among all defensive ends.

He had narrowed down his choices to Georgia, Alabama, Auburn, and Florida. The 6-3, 245 pound Jenkins said that he liked all four of his finalists, and that made the decision difficult. Family reasons, along with his rapport with the Georgia coaching staff, specifically defensive coordinator Todd Grantham, led him to choose the Bulldogs.

"I didn't feel like I could play for Georgia at first, and then it was just something about Georgia just drew me out," Jenkins said. "I loved the chance to play for Georgia on the upswing, and that's one of the things I'm really excited about.

"It's a better fit for me and my family together because I don't want to go someplace where my mom is worried about me all the time. I just want to go a place that I can feel comfortable and be able to go to the coach and just confide in him, and stuff like that. And that's why I chose them."

Scholarship signing day is Wednesday, February 1.