5-star Blaylock commits to playing in Georgia Elite Classic

Three of the top Junior players in the state have committed to play in December’s Georgia Elite Classic, including one who will wear a Georgia Bulldogs jersey in 2019 and two with multiple major college offers.  Walton receiver Dominick Blaylock and North Gwinnett defensive backs D.J. Turner II and Warren Burrell will play in the Elite Junior game on Dec. 28 at McEachern High School, which will also include an eighth-grade B2C All-Star game and matchups for freshmen, sophomores and seniors. Blaylock has committed to play for head coach Kirby Smart and the Bulldogs while Turner and Burrell both have an offer from Nick Saban and the University of Alabama. Also, quarterbacks Jake Smith from Blessed Trinity and Austin Kirksey from Walton have confirmed they will participate in the Junior Game as well as Walton running back Malik Adams and teammate Luke Payne, one of the top long snapping prospects in the country. Brookwood starting center Aidan Perkins will be in the Sophomore game and linebacker/running back James Wood from Jeff Davis High has said he will play in the Freshman game. Also, the Classic is excited to announce its first five head coaches for the games, which include Tucker Pruitt (Fitzgerald), Rico Zackery (Villa Rica), Adam Clack (Milton), Daniel Brunner (Walton) and Kevin Whitley (Stockbridge). A committee of coaches is picking the players for this year’s games and the Elite executive group running the event will include longtime coaches Tripp Allen from Brookwood and Jeff Carlberg from North Gwinnett. The committee is also getting strong direction from recruiting expert Rusty Mansell of 247 Sports. Click Here if you would like to be considered for the game.