Earlier this week, Georgia Bulldogs linebacker Jordan Jenkins was named the third-best underclassman (including sophomores and juniors) in all of college football by ESPN analyst Mel Kiper Jr. Jenkins ranks behind South Carolina Gamecocks defensive end Jadeveon Clowney and Notre Dame Fighting Irish defensive end Stephon Tuitt in Kiper's rankings.
When interviewed by Jonathan Branch about the rankings, Jenkins said that he couldn't help but smile when he heard the news, So far this season, Jenkins has recorded 19 tackles, six for loss along with three sacks, a forced fumble and a fumble recovery. Regardless of how he has played so far, he still is not satisfied and is aiming higher:
"I'm going to have to work a little bit harder and get at least six or seven sacks," Jenkins said.
The Bulldogs are set to face the Mississippi Rebels on Saturday at 3:30 p.m. at Sanford Stadium in Athens, Ga. The game will be televised nationally on CBS. The radio broadcast of the game will be on WSB 750 AM and 95.5 FM and on other Bulldog Radio Network stations.