Harris County football, national signing day: Jordan Jenkins signs with Georgia but delays ceremony until Friday

February 1, 2012 

Harris County had three players sign letters of intent on Wednesday, but only two took part in the ceremony at the school.

Defensive end Jordan Jenkins, ranked as the top recruit in Georgia by some experts, signed with Georgia but postponed having a ceremony until Friday so additional family members could be involved.

Jenkins, who announced in early January that he would sign with the Bulldogs, could not be reached for comment on Wednesday.

“It’s a better fit for me and my family. I don’t want my mom to worry about me all the time,” Jenkins said Jan. 9. “I want to go to a place where I can go to the coach and confide in him.”

Jenkins, the No. 5 defensive end and No. 61 player overall, according to ESPNU, is a 6-foot-3, 235-pound athlete who will most likely play a hybrid defensive lineman/linebacker position.

“Georgia and Alabama were neck-and-neck the whole time my senior year,” Jenkins said at the time.

Meanwhile, Rodquez Harris and Jalliane Coverson signed to play at Point University in West Point, Ga.

Harris, a 5-11, 175-pound receiver who could also see some time at defensive back, said he was excited about taking the next step.

“I really just wanted to go with my friend,” Harris said of the major reason for choosing Point. “We will both have something to look forward to, playing with each other and competing with each other.”

Coverson is listed as a 5-10, 208-pound athlete but played linebacker for the Tigers and worked at running back a few games his senior year. He was unconcerned with which side of the football Point wants him to play.

“I just want to play football,” Coverson said.

“It feels like home and I’m not far from home,” Coverson said about Point. “I just want to go help the program out and put Point on the map.”

The Tigers are also waiting on the decision of Jagger Buggs, who has been offered by numerous Football Championship Subdivision programs.

-- Brian Dansby and Jeff Hendrickson contributed to this report.

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