Ryan Jenkins: Clemson beats out Oklahoma State for WR

Clemson-bound WR Ryan Jenkins (AJC)

Clemson-bound WR Ryan Jenkins (AJC)

One of the state’s top wide receivers will be following in his brother’s footsteps.

Ryan Jenkins, a 5-foot-10, 180-pounder from Lassiter High School, committed to Clemson over Oklahoma State on Sunday night. Jenkins is the younger brother of Clemson defensive back Marty Jenkins.

“Having talked with his parents, they like what is going on at Clemson,” Lassiter coach Jep Irwin said. “His brother is at Clemson, and Ryan was exposed early to that environment. His family has a lot of respect for Coach [Dabo Swinney]. I think they feel very comfortable there with the family atmosphere.

“Ryan handled the recruiting process very well, as did Clemson. They are really doing well this year, especially in the state of Georgia with guys like [Robert Nkemdiche].”

On Sunday, Jenkins made his announcement from The Opening, the all-star camp at Nike Headquarters which featured around 150 of the nation’s top college football prospects. Jenkins transferred from Milton to Lassiter after his junior season.

His father played college football at Tennessee.

“I think Clemson is getting someone who develops into a very good wide receiver, probably at the slot,” Irwin said. “The sky is the limit for him.”

  • RELATED: Jalen Brooks, a Central Gwinnett LB, committed to Maryland over the weekend, according to his coach.

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Game Changer

July 8th, 2012
9:54 pm

Good for Ryan Jenkins, hope he does well and has good career.

Concerning: My UGA NEEDS LINEBACKERS in the worst kind of way: Jalen Brooks is a very good player with height and could add enough weight to move inside if needed.

WHERE THE ???? IS THE UGA COACHES —–

McQuackity — you better get a handle on the UGA FOOTBALL program fast

After this past weekend, we need to be looking at a second QB for the 2013 class.

The Bear

July 8th, 2012
10:53 pm

Congrats to the young man, he should be proud.

Bitter spoiled recruit

July 8th, 2012
11:20 pm

COOL——————A PERSON SO DUMB WAS AWARDED A SCHOLLY FROM THE VARSITY

A 50$ SCHOLLY TO BE USED AT ANY TECH SCHOOL THAT TEACH’S COOKING FRENCH FRY’S

Ogeechee Dawg

July 8th, 2012
11:21 pm

Congratulations and wish you the best. Focus on that degree!!!!

Ogeechee Dawg

July 8th, 2012
11:52 pm

@Game Changer – dude,let me answer your question on “WHERE THE ????? IS THE UGA COACHES”

- UGA is having a great year recruiting and has verbal commits from 3 LB’s much higher rated than Jalen Brooks.
– Jalen is obviously a very good player – but he has ZERO SEC offers according to the recruiting sites. He has offers from Delaware, Elon, UNC Charlotte, Yale, Navy, AirForce and Maryland. There are a lot of kids that would like to be in his shoes with that list of offers and he should be proud. He is currently NOT RANKED in the sites. Again – he has opportunity from some great schools.

– More early commitments that we have ever had.
– UGA is still in the running for a couple of elite ranked LB’s
– UGA is competing against Alabama, Tennessee, Auburn, Florida, FSU and South Carolina for most of our targeted recruits – not to mention LSU, Notre Dame, USC, GT, Clemson and the countless other schools that invade the state of Georgia every year for players.

I suggest you quit bashing our coaches when you obviously do not know a dang thing your are talking about.

UGA is positioned well for this upcoming season – and the recruiting has been excellent the last few years.

William

July 9th, 2012
2:01 am

Looks like Clemson is getting a good class put together. I hope the Dawgs can do the same. We need about 30 good players in this class.

Blackoutanyone?

July 9th, 2012
6:44 am

Congrats young man!

Norte Dame met with the ACC yesterday. Would not surprise me to see that happen. Will be at the expense of several rivalry games though.

Gorilla Biscuit

July 9th, 2012
7:20 am

Notre Dame to the ACC? Who would that be an upgrade for?

Game Changer

July 9th, 2012
8:00 am

@ogeeche

Although stars are for people like you, I would like to say that the three LB commits to GA are no better than Jalen Brooks and in no way can be presented as such before any snaps in college. I would also point out that the age differential can be great entering college, RN is two years younger than RF, 17 to 19 is huge growth and strength years, but you dont think about this things.

Also, Please tell us who all these LB’s are that will commit to UGA, not seeing it anywhere. I have seen alot of the very good LB’S go elsewhere when I am comfortable with the LB’s we currently have commited but we need at minimum 6 to 8 in this 2013 class.

We really need to steal a top QB that has already commit in the 2013 class, we have got to get a QB with a spread offense passing background from high school.

Wet Willie...keep on smiling

July 9th, 2012
8:08 am

Brice should have rolled with the Tide along with Bateman. Join the best or get beat like the rest.

Cooper Bateman leads his team to The Opening 7-on-7 Title with a win in the finals against Max Browne’s team

Unodawg

July 9th, 2012
8:20 am

Well said Ogeechee Dawg. If Game Changer was a Dawg fan and had been keeping up with UGA recruiting this year, he would never have posted such an irrelevant comment.

Game Changer

July 9th, 2012
8:31 am

@unodawg UGA class of 2013 is not very strong. We have two very good recvrs committed, one very good linebacker, one very good offensive lineman, one very good defensive back commited.

One thing is for sure about JJ Green, although he is not a prototype DB in todays game because of size, he was offered by UGA, he accepted and nothing else has been heard to distract his preparation for final high school season. Congratulations JJ Green, you are one of very few that seem to do things correctly

Dawg Nite

July 9th, 2012
8:42 am

Look for the Dogs to get 3-5 commits this weekend. This is from posters I respect, and it is not from a pay site.

Dogs have our 2013 QB

July 9th, 2012
8:46 am

Just because Brice had his good and bad moments this weekend, does not distract from the tools he brings to the QB position. There is a reason Saban tried hard to land him, along with umpteen other schools. Having not played in a passing offense, Ramsey will need some grooming, and UGA has the coaches to do it.

UGA recruiting class

July 9th, 2012
8:56 am

People that rank high school recruits for a living disagree with Game Changer about UGA’s current recruiting class.

Game Changer, can you tell me what your credentials are for evaluating talent that are superior to anyone else reading this board? Why should we believe over any other Tom, Dick, or Harry with access to a computer?

A person SMART enough to know......

July 9th, 2012
8:58 am

Wow….I would have thought he was taller.
He has talent but still can he cover the 6′-3″ and taller receivers these days?

A person SMART enough to know......

July 9th, 2012
9:00 am

Hahaha it seems MC shut down the comments on his Clarification of the N………… quotes. Seems MC was getting hit hard by the posters.

Game Changer

July 9th, 2012
9:05 am

So the so called respect pay sites say UGA will get 3 to 5 commits – they have no idea if they will be desperately needed 2013 commits at crucial positions or 2014 commits that mean nothing at all. If these pay sites had a clue they would post the names of prospective players that may commit. You know why they dont post the names, they have no clue but it sure makes them happy that you pay for the lack of information.

No names, meaningless reports: Two Offensive Lineman may commit for 2013 class, Seymour and Brown, other than this, not sure if we get some unmentioned to commit, usually how it works.

Which schools have the best chance of reaching 2014 playoff? this is the first question a top recruit ask themselves today

Game Changer

July 9th, 2012
9:08 am

at person smart: he want

Game Changer

July 9th, 2012
9:21 am

7 of the current 19 commits to UGA are less than 6′ tall. HUH

A person SMART enough to know......

July 9th, 2012
9:22 am

sorry not COVER…I meant “Make Catches” like the taller WRs

Did you see the Lil League Fight in Columbus?

http://www.ledger-enquirer.com/2012/07/07/2112997/fight-at-britt-david-park-embarrassing.html

What is in the water in Columbus? Well one of the people fighting HAD to wearing a UGa shirt. Who would have ever thought that was going to happen?

Wet Willie...keep on smiling

July 9th, 2012
9:46 am

for the most part the pay sites have as much to do with the problems in college football as the street agents did up until last year! 99% of the so called analyst never played a down of anything yet you would think they’re Gil Brandt. The slant every comment by the recruit in the favor of their site hoping for the hits and the 15 bucks a month. HosForDollars.com. Information is a good thing truthful information no longer matters just sping it regardless. Sad. The New Nick Dundee generation…just some kids having some fun.

About Pay Sites

July 9th, 2012
9:51 am

I have never subscribed to a pay site. Eventually, the info winds up on the free ones, like the AJC. But, if Game Changer had read my post carefully, I pointed out that the prediction of 3-5 commits at Dawg Nite did not come from a pay site. And to clarify, the number predicted does not include 2014 commits, which may or may not happen.

Game Changer

July 9th, 2012
9:55 am

Well spoken Wetwillie;

Greasing of the palms for stories.

The only position in todays game that a 5′9 to 5′11″ player being recruited should be at is Running Back. Looked at your Alabama commit list, 3 players under 6′ and 2 are running backs, we have 7 out of 19 at UGA 2013, not sure what is going on in Butts Mehre. If DB guy has return capabilities and speed then maybe take a chance but one is enough in any class

A person SMART enough to know......

July 9th, 2012
9:57 am

pay recruiting sites are Old Fat White Men’s CRACK.

Game Changer

July 9th, 2012
10:00 am

@ Dawg Nite and about pay sites

please share the posters names so I can give more credibility to them:

how is it that 3 to 5 class of 2013 are possible but no names, you are stating that at minimum 3 commit, who are they or give us a group and say at least 3 will, I say this is total dung

kingdaddy

July 9th, 2012
10:00 am

Lol, how tall was The Honey Badger???

Wet Willie...keep on smiling

July 9th, 2012
10:07 am

what we’re seeing in the NFL with these big TE’s being split out more as receivers is coming to the SEC. Bama has a TE coming (if we can hold him of course) that is 6 6 at 225 and a 4.5 40 at the opening and the very best thing is he has great hands. Mizzou has one coming at both of us this year even though he’s a freshman and will be raw you still have to cover the guy. The NFL is going to taller DB’s if they can find them and paying big dollars for them. I read several comments by the NFL folks saying Basketball is taking some kids that should be playing DB in college so yes there is a shortage of taller recruits to counter these taller receivers. Bama had Julio but the truth is our QB’s couldn’t really take advantage of JJ due to talent and arm strength.

A person SMART enough to know......

July 9th, 2012
10:08 am

KingDaddy…..I know and same with Brent “Spud Webb of the NFL” Grimes. It is just going to be difficult for smaller DBs as ALL the WRs are getting to be 6′-4″ and bigger.

This kid is actually a WR and he is really SHORT for that position in these times.

Game Changer

July 9th, 2012
10:14 am

Smart: Reality is not something my fellow UGA alums handle well regarding football

DP

July 9th, 2012
10:15 am

Hilarious to see MC grovel today and write a PR piece for Nkemdiche today after Nkemdiche claimed he had been misquoted. Did Nkemdiche and Grayson threaten to sue the AJC, or just cut off MC’s access? Even more hilarious to see MC shut down the comment section after about 3/4 of the comments on his backtrack piece called him out on it.

MC, if you think Nkemdiche is such a great kid, why did you make him look so bad in the previous column? And why are you lecturing readers about overreacting in the most recent column instead of apologizing for the first column?

kingdaddy

July 9th, 2012
10:22 am

Game,
What excatly were your credentials that qualified you to question everyone elses opinionss? I read your post closely and choose to disagree with you because you are obviously biased against UGA. You try to act like an authority on all subjects football, but the only thing you know how to do really good is finding new ways to criticize 95% of UGAs program, give or take a couple of % points. Where did you get trained as a major high-school talent evaluator, and why don’t you start your own site. You can call it “UGA SHOULD LISTEN TO ME! “, LOL…

Wet Willie,
I don’t always agree with you but you are insightful and pretty honest in your assesments of the kids. Everyone knows you’re all Bama and I do respect that. We can agree to disagree…

kingdaddy

July 9th, 2012
10:28 am

Hey Smart
why don’t they put up signs at football tryouts like they do at the Fair: “You MUST be this high to ride this ride!”, lol…

Game Changer

July 9th, 2012
10:32 am

@kingdaddy I accept everyone and thier opinions

Yes I do seem to criticize 95% of the time and I dont like it but no one else will call out the football program for what it is and the overall athletic department. UGA football and sports has become no different than cable news broadcast, say something over and over and the masses will believe regardless. The current 2013 commits has 5 true top athletes, more may emerge once in athens but currently nothing great about this class. The depth chart was barely hanging as we move into 2012, after the past several months the depth chart is very weak on both sides of the ball. Kingdaddy, please post the 5 to 10 things regarding our football team that is a POSITIVE going into 2012 season and current recruiting process. I would like to get off of the 95% negaive, convince me?

kingdaddy

July 9th, 2012
10:35 am

Smart you should have been at Mel’s Place Sat. Night. Not only were the girls giving out pole-dancing lessons, but some of the numb-nutz in there thought they could do it better than the girls. We left when they started taking their shirts off. Damn, I never thought Savannah was safer than anywhere, lol. Never thought I would feel sorry for the Athens po-pos, but I do now…

SouthGaBrave

July 9th, 2012
10:38 am

I’ll take a stab at it GC (Gwinnett County Gamecock):

Possible Dawg Night commits: Quincy Mauger, DeVondre Seymour, Kelsey Griffin, Tim Kimbrough (highly recruited LB from Indiana). Not guarantees with all (becuase nothing is ever guaranteed), but there’s decent odds and signs pointing towards UGA leading for each.

SouthGaBrave

July 9th, 2012
10:40 am

And that’s not from any paysite, as I don’t sink my money into such things. Just info from people I trust more than you, negative Nancy.

Tampa Gator

July 9th, 2012
10:44 am

The #2 receiver in Georgia is going to Clemson……and the #1 receiver in Georgia looks like he is deciding between Notre Dame, Florida, and Clemson…….what is going on up there in Georgialand with your receivers? Your top OL? Your top DL? Your top LBs? Etc. A lot of the top players in Georgia are going out of state to play football…..when Georgia has only 70 players on scholly. Strange to say the least.

Game Changer

July 9th, 2012
10:45 am

Quincy Mauger is an attempt to get best friend, commit is very likely if offered formally. Seymour is very possible and would qualify as a top shelf. Kelsey Griffin is scheduled to visit many more schools after dawg night, Kimbrough will not commit as Ohio State is first and Florida is tied with UGA if he goes with the SEC. One other OL possible but grades are an issue. Seymour has alot of contact with local gwinnett county players that have NC RINGS from Alabama.

kingdaddy

July 9th, 2012
10:48 am

Game,
You just answered your own question bro. You for some reason, can’t see the forest for the trees. You are ignoring what we have and concentrating on what we don’t have. Any good general fights a war with what he has. He can’t afford to conplain about things out of his control and before you say Richt is at fault for everything bad, you have to give him credit for everything good. It’s only fair. A good field general fights with the troops he has. If he isn’t up to the job, he fails and the troops are defeated. I can give you plenty of positives because I can see them. You should try not being so negative because it makes you look like a Doubting Thomas…

kingdaddy

July 9th, 2012
10:51 am

Tampa G.
Thanks for John Theus, lol…

A person SMART enough to know......

July 9th, 2012
10:51 am

Pole Dancing in Athens? That has to be a mandatory freshmen class for all the girls so than can make money for books and food when they lose their HOPE.

A person SMART enough to know......

July 9th, 2012
10:53 am

John Theus……You mean Molly Ringwald on Roller Skates? :)

kingdaddy

July 9th, 2012
10:54 am

Bats. running LOOOWWWWWwwwwwww………

Game Changer

July 9th, 2012
10:54 am

Please list the top 10 positives, a generalized statement without one direct point is meaningless kingdaddy. I want to believe, give me 10 reasons you see that I should believe in the football program directly?

kingdaddy

July 9th, 2012
10:56 am

GC, let me get a charge…

The Bear

July 9th, 2012
10:58 am

@Game Changer I have a good one “Optimistic”

SouthGaBrave

July 9th, 2012
11:01 am

kingdaddy,

No reason to list what makes you feel good about your own program. Especially not to a Gamecock playing head games (that never seems to respond to that point). And I don’t care what GC says about Mauger; he was offered at the MR Camp when Langley wasn’t even there. Moreso, with the lack of bodies we have, our coaches will defnitely accept his commitment (which he already has a formal offer directly from MR) regardless of where Langley decides to go in August.

Game Changer

July 9th, 2012
11:05 am

Some funny stuff:

SGB telling Kingdaddy not to list 10 positives about the current UGA FOOTBALL program”

I will give you the first one to list Kingdaddy:

1) UGA is picked as high as number 6 in the nation starting the season

Wet Willie...keep on smiling

July 9th, 2012
11:08 am

I get on the Dawg Nation pretty good but it is all in fun. I am old and we’ve all seen the changes in college football and the folks/recruits coming along these days are a mixed bag for sure. Coaches have their hands full to manage kids of single parents almost being the norm. Robert N is a prime example of someone at home failed to get a handle early. I am sure he’s a good kid but it appears he has as much mouth as ability. I salute those players that just say I am going to …..U and see you later. The hat trick BS is so old and the clown shows at the AA games is even worse. Heck auburn even setup the Brent Calloway flip to auburn for that all star game!!! Auburn is thugsville U. I was one of those kids that was gong to play for you Bear(with respect) but in 67 I was told I wasn’t good enough. That hurt but I still played college football at a small college just South of T-town. I never stopped loving Bama or Coach Bryant. Coach Ken Donahue was my recruiter and he was a man of few words (but tickets he had..lol). UGA finds themselves in a difficult position due to lack of discipline by the HC and it didn’t start yesterday. So much money would be needed to start with a new staff at this point and based on your current staff money seems to be an issue. Bama just got lucky with Nick for we needed a coach and he needed a job! After 20 years of wondering in the darkness it took luck to get Bama fixed. Luck is not a great plan.