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Six in front for 2012 DE

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Although it's still fairly early in the recruiting process, Hamilton (Ga.) Harris County class of 2012 weakside defensive end Jordan Jenkins already has six leaders.
"Right now, it's Alabama, Florida, Georgia Tech, Tennessee, Auburn and Georgia," Jenkins said. "They're all even."
All told, the 6-foot-3, 233-pounder has 11 offers. The latest came from Kentucky and Purdue.
Of the six currently on top, Jenkins has unofficially visited all of them. Here's what he said about each …
Alabama: "I like all the coaches. I love how advanced their weight room is and all the stuff they have and the way they run things down there."
Florida: "Their stuff is all based around speed. When I went in the training and weight room, there were a whole bunch of machines designed for speed that also help you with agility. That's one thing I really like."
Georgia Tech: "They're an engineering school. If I graduated from there with an engineering degree, I could make a good bit of money."
Tennessee: "I really liked [defensive line coach] Chuck Smith. I like their philosophy, and the way they run things. He coaches them up."
Auburn: "I went over there and had a great time. I like their workout routine and that they work more lower body. That's how we do it at my school. That was one thing that stood out, along with the coaching down there."
Georgia: "I like [defensive coordinator] Todd Grantham and the way he runs things, even if this last season didn't show it. I like the way [outside linebacker] Justin Houston played for them."
Who might be next to offer?
"Maybe LSU and Florida State," Jenkins said. "They're really pushing for me. And also South Florida. They're really recruiting me as well."
In 2010, Jenkins recorded 89 tackles and 10 sacks in 10 games. He has started since his freshman year. In the next few weeks, Jenkins is planning to take in junior days at Auburn and Georgia Tech. Additionally, he might hit LSU.
When it comes to making a commitment, Jenkins is in no big hurry.
"I'm probably going to do it next winter," he said. "I don't want to rush the decision. I want to be able to make an evaluation of all the colleges."
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