Pruitt likes Jauan Jennings' competitive edge

Pruitt likes Jauan Jennings' competitive edge

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Pruitt likes Jauan Jennings' competitive edge

ATLANTA — Wide receiver Jauan Jennings has been a topic of discussion during the offseason as he was kicked off the team last November and now reinstated into Jeremy Pruitt’s program.

Pruitt likes what Jennings brings to the table with his competitive nature and the edge that he brings to the team.

“I really like Jauan,” Pruitt said at SEC Media Days. “I like his competitive edge. He wants to be good, he wants his team to be good. I’m looking for big things from him, we just have to get him well and get him out there on the practice field so he understands exactly what we are trying to get done.”

Jennings did not go through spring practices as he rehabbed a knee injury while also continuing to meet requirements of being reinstated into the program.

“Jauan did not have an opportunity to go through spring, he had a little meniscus done, so he’s working hard this summer,” Pruitt said. “He’s done exactly what I’ve asked him to do.”

As defensive coordinator, Pruitt had to game plan against Jennings twice. As Georgia’s defensive coordinator in 2015, Jennings had one reception for 13 yards against Pruitt’s defense. In 2016, Jennings reeled in three receptions for 20 yards when Pruitt coordinated Alabama’s defense.

“I know coaching against him, I think the guy was a really good competitor,” Pruitt said of Jennings. “I thought he played with toughness. He’s a big man that runs well.”

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