WKU football signs pair of JUCO defensive linemen

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. — WKU announced Thursday the signing of a pair of junior college defensive linemen, Jaylon George (Northeastern Oklahoma State A&M) and Carson Jordan (Mississippi Gulf Coast), to National Letters of Intent to begin the early signing period.

George, a 6-3, 260-pound lineman who prepped at North Clayton High School in Atlanta, was third on the Golden Norsemen with 77 tackles and 9.5 sacks, while adding a team-best 12 tackles for loss in his redshirt freshman season. George had multiple sacks in five contests and multiple tackles for loss in three, and forced three fumbles. For his performance over the course of the 10-game season, he was named Honorable Mention All-SWJC Conference. George was given a 79 overall rating by 247Sports, which ranks him as the No. 23 defensive lineman in this transfer class.

As for Jordan, he improved from 22 tackles in his freshman season to 46 as a sophomore, while adding two sacks and five tackles for loss for the Bulldogs, including at least one takedown behind the line of scrimmage in four consecutive games. The 6-3, 265-pound defensive end earned All-MACJC South Division Second Team honors in 2016. A Poplarville, Miss., native, Jordan played for head coach Rocky Gaudin at Hancock High School, where he accumulated 90 tackles, four sacks and nine tackles for loss as a senior.

Following the 2016 season, the Hilltoppers graduate defensive lineman Omarius Bryant and Nick Dawson-Brents, but return starters Chris Johnson and Derik Overstreet, among other reserves.

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