One of the nation’s top defensive players will announce his college of choice on Monday night. Defensive end Jordan Jenkins will make his commitment live on Fox Sports South at 7:00 PM, less than two hours before the start of the national championship game. The Florida Gators are among the finalists vying for the services of the five-star (Scout) or four-star (247Sports, ESPN, Rivals) – depending on your service of choice – prospect.
Having the Alabama Crimson Tide also among his finalists and making the announcement when he is, may lead many to believe Jenkins is Tuscaloosa bound. While that’s a definitely possibility, don’t jump to conclusions. Jenkins has been rumored to be down to the Tide and Gators for a while now, but as with anything you hear in the recruiting world, those could just be rumors. Also among his finalists are the Auburn Tigers and Georgia Bulldogs.
Jenkins developed a great relationship with Florida hybrid defender Ronald Powell early during the recruiting process. Powell took Jenkins under his ridiculously chiseled wing and joked with him as a brother might. The thought at the time was that the 6’3”, 245-pound Jenkins would fit perfectly into the buck position currently manned by Powell. The younger could learn from the older for a year or two while also providing great depth at both defensive end and outside linebacker.
Whether it’s orange and blue or another color combination, I’ll have more on Jenkins and his decision Monday night.