Owens is an offensive lineman for the Bulldogs, who after going 9-1 in the regular season continued the success going 3-1 in the state championship play-offs losing to Clay County in the semi-final round. The Bulldogs did all this while changing coaches mid-season.
"He is 6-5, 300-pounds," coach Jennings said of Jonathan Owens from Blountsville, (Ala.). "He runs somewhere around a 5.2 (40-yard dash). I guess he might be a little faster than that, but he runs at least a 5.2. He powercleans 295-pounds. He has great feet. I believe he is going to be a SEC prospect. Quiet a few people looking at him. I don't believe anybody has officially offered yet."
"There's really four people looking right now. Vanderbilt , Alabama, Ole Miss and Mississippi State."
Jennings talked about the talented Bulldog.
"You can't ask for a better kid," he said. "I know every coach says the same thing, but he's really a great kid. He's at every work-out. Any time you have kids come in voluntarily he's always here. He never misses. He's always upbeat and always ready to go. He's great. He does what you ask him to do. There is nothing bad to say about him. He's just a great kid."
ScoutSouth.com switched gears and asked coach Jennings about his team this fall.
"We don't really know," Jennings answered. "We won't really know a whole lot until after spring training. We need to get some questions answered in some key positions. We lost four or five offensive linemen. John is the only one coming back for the offensive line."
"We lost a lot of defensive players. We won't really know what we've got until we get out there in the spring, until some of these guys step up and play."
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