I know he’s the AJ-C‘s recruiting reporter, but this Michael Carvell observation about Todd Grantham’s recruitment of Jordan Jenkins strikes me as overly dramatic:
… However, a top assistant coach hasn’t really “arrived” as a big name until he can use his reputation to make a big splash in recruiting – either flipping a top defender committed elsewhere, or secure an elite recruit against fierce competition. Jenkins is an opportunity for Grantham to do the latter.
Really? I can think of plenty of big name coordinators who never have had much of a reputation as recruiters. There’s one coaching in the title game tonight. (Indeed, Grantham is chasing another such coach for the title of best defensive coordinator at Georgia since Erk.)
I will say I’m impressed with how much Grantham has involved himself in the recruiting process, both last year and this year. I just find it… I dunno, maybe a little creepy to suggest that his coaching reputation is so strongly tied to pulling in a particular recruit.