‘Boogieland’ in Athens? 4-star Texas CB Jalen Kimber excited by recent visit

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4-star Texas CB Jalen Kimber has seen is recruiting explode this month after his showing at an Opening regional.

Want to attack every day with the latest UGA football recruiting info? That’s what the Intel brings. The play call here is a visit recap from 4-star Texas CB Jalen Kimber. He just had a fruitful visit to check out the UGA campus. 

Texas cornerback Jalen Kimber is known as “Boogie” to those who know him best. That traces back to the days when he was just a lad and liked to cut loose.

Kimber has already checked off Georgia Tech, Georgia and South Carolina visits during his spring Southern tour. He’s got Clemson, Alabama and Auburn still to go.

“I’m still trying to figure things out,” he said after his first trip to Georgia. “I am going to figure all of that out after I do all these visits. I will then start to narrow things down from there.”

He said he would likely now take an official to UGA after the visit. That said, he is still using this tour as a means to figure all of that out with any certainty.

“They are in a position to get one,” he said.

That trip to Athens went quite well for the 6-foot-1 speedster. His Opening testing had him at six feet, but he stated that he was actually a little taller than that.

“I just like the communication I have with them, the bond I am starting to build and the relationship with that,” Kimber said.

 

A pretty special story about Jalen Kimber

Kimber will enroll early. He aims to make his college commitment prior to his senior season later this summer.

But there’s more here than just a mere recruiting summation with a player the well-respected 247Sports Composite tracks as the nation’s No. 17 CB and the No. 236 overall prospect for 2020.

He feels like he has to “make it” in football. A lot of his peers will say they feel the same way, but it is different here. It is personal.

“Boogie” has a promise to keep. It goes back to his roots in Chicago and a very special lady. That would be his grandmother Renee Kimber.

“For my grandmother,” he said. “She passed three years ago right before I moved down to Texas. I made a promise to her. I am going to keep it. That is the main reason why I play football.”

He grew up in an environment that wasn’t so good. That was the description he used. Football was seen as a way out. That’s what his grandmother wanted it to be for “Boogie” when he grew up.

She wasn’t a football fan but simply favored a way for “Boogie” to escape those circumstances.

“She passed but I am still going to uphold that promise and do everything I can,” he said. “That’s my family and my grandfather still lives out there.”

He will say a prayer before every game.

“Then I will look up to the sky and talk to her,” he said.

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