I've seen Jennings play twice against my sons high school , McEachern HS which is one of the top 6A programs in the state.
By comparison Marietta HS is a middle of the pack 6A school. They had some decent players around him but he was pretty much the whole show.
Both times it was clear that he was the best athlete on the field. What impressed me the most was his poise and focus. When plays broke down he was able to scramble to avoid the rush, set his feet and find a receiver down field again and again. He is a very good runner and took quite a few shots. When our players got chippy he never responded just kept playing. Nothing phased him.
In this past years game he led his team to what should have been a game winning TD drive but the Marietta defense couldn't hold and gave up the go ahead score with a min. left . In the last min, despite several OL penalties and WR drops he managed to get his team to our 40 yard line before time ran out. I have no doubt if he had another min to work with Marietta would have won that game.
My point is in addition to his obvious athletic skill this is a kid with a good head on his shoulders and a real competitor. I have to think that if you put this kid on a team with our kind of talent around him he has the chance to be a very special player. I can't wait to see him in purple and gold.
ETA: Looks like Les and Kragthorpe were in town yesterday and met with him and his family at Henry's In Acworth. Looks like his commitment is solid. Les is doin' work. Image: http://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash3/577905_558143994200402_1051580866_n.jpg Image: http://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash4/380888_558150230866445_1164668149_n.jpg
This post was edited on 12/8 at 7:45 am