2012 College Football Recruiting: Jordan Jenkins Is "The Freak"

Mike PendletonCorrespondent ISeptember 30, 2010

Jenkins (90) chases down an opposing ball carrier.
Jenkins (90) chases down an opposing ball carrier.

Freak, while we all know that usually a freak refers to a person or animal that is deformed or has something different about them, this definition is how Jordan Jenkins is a freak.

Addict: someone who is so ardently devoted to something that it resembles an addiction; "a golf addict"; "a car nut"; "a bodybuilding freak"; "a news junkie". That definition taken from Google can truly describe Jordan Jenkins, a 6'3", 235-pound defensive end/outside line backer from Harris County Senior High (Hamilton, GA).

Like former NFL player Jeavon "The Freak" Kearse, Jenkins uses his speed and off the ball quickness to make himself a defensive force. Whether its at linebacker or at defensive end, Jenkins always seems to find himself in the middle of a play, or making the play.  

Although he is a great player, Jenkins isn't a selfish one. When asked what drives him to be the best he states "I would have to say my drive is to prove that Harris County doesn't suck and I'm ready to earn it the respect it deserves."

If Jenkins continues to play the way he has been, drawing comparisons from the likes of Indianapolis Colts' defensive end, Dwight Freeney, Harris County will get more then the respect it deserves. Jenkins is not a big name recruit who plays for himself,  

"At the end of the day I realize its not about the player who wears the jersey, its about who the player represents when he wears the jersey."

While Jenkins continues to dominate on the football field, if he continues to think team first the offers he already has which include: Auburn, Alabama, Georgia, Georgia Tech, Florida, UCF, South Carolina, Vanderbilt and Tennessee will increase. 

A coach's player. A young man who is not only talented but coach-able and thinks team first. Jenkins is headed towards the stop, and if you call him a freak, he may drive you straight into the ground, just ask his opposing quarterbacks. He was able to record eleven tackles in a game last season including three for a loss and two assisted, making coaches smile even more.