LB Jordan Jenkins draws praise from Herrera, Jones

Jordan Jenkins knew he had a pretty good game against Florida simply from the feedback from fellow linebacker Amarlo Herrera.

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Georgia linebacker Jordan Jenkins (59) is second on the teams with three sacks so far this season.

“I finally got praise from Amarlo and that’s a hard thing to do,” Jenkins said.

Herrera admits he’s probably Jenkins harshest critic.

“I see the potential he has and I see the plays that he makes and I just get on him about little things,” Herrera said of the freshman from Hamilton. “I just want to see him make bigger plays because he’s capable of it.”

Jones benefited from some of the pressure Jenkins brought.

Jones told him “thank you for a sack or two,” Jenkins said.

“I got him up under my wing,” linebacker Jarvis Jones said. “I told his parents I was going to take care of him if he came here and that’s what I’m trying to do.”

Jenkins was credited with two tackles, including a half tackle for loss and a quarterback hurry. He said he’s mad about one sack in particular that he let get away.

He has 19 tackles, is second on the team in sacks (three) and quarterback pressures (13).

“He’s been great at being where he’s supposed to be and he still has provided pressure coming off the edge,” Georgia coach Mark Richt said.

Jones and Jenkins started at outside linebacker and played together much more extensively than they typically have.

“I don’t know if it’s going to stay like that or not, but hopefully it does because I was doing some pretty good things,” Jenkins said.

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