Georgia Elite Classic: Sophomores beat Freshmen to close out Classic

Four players passed for touchdowns to lead the Sophomores over the Freshmen in the final game of the 9th annual Georgia Elite Classic at historic Barron Stadium in Rome.

Reece Fountain (Rome) was 8-of-11 passing for 136 yards and one touchdown to lead the group. Prince Ave’s Aaron Philo was 6-of-10 passing for 76 yards and two touchdowns, Walton’s Jeremy Hecklinski was 4-of-9 passing for 45 yards and a touchdown and Grayson’s JoJo Stone was 1-of-1 for 70 yards and a touchdown.

Sacovie White (Cass) had five receptions for 101 yards and a touchdown. John Cineas (Grayson) had one reception for a touchdown (70 yards) and Hunter Teal (Walton) made one reception for a touchdown. On the ground, Sammy Brown (Jefferson), Nate Webster (Centennial) and Javon Hobson (Cherokee) each had rushing touchdowns. On defense, Ashton Woods (Walton) had five solo, four assisted tackles and 2.5 tackles for loss with one interception. Parker Shattuck (LaGrange) made four solo, two assisted tackles with one sack and a forced fumble.

For the Freshmen, Creekview quarterback Austin Guest was 6-of-13 passing for 112 yards and two touchdowns and Appling County’s Dayson Griffis was 4-of-12 passing for 71 yards and a touchdown. Woodward’s Josiah Abdullah scored on passes of 70 (Griffis) and 50 yards (Guest). Houston County’s Antwann Hill was 12-of-18 passing for 80 yards. On defense, Thomas County Central’s Kendarius Reddick led with four tackles, a forced fumble and a fumble recovered and returned 71 yards.

To see full stats from all three games follow the LINK.

Georgia Elite Classic: Juniors over Seniors in second game of the day

The Junior Team was never really challenged in the 37-7 victory over the seniors in the second game of the Georgia Elite Classic at historic Barron Stadium in Rome. Beginning with Mack Mikko’s 45-yard field goal early in the game which – because of Georgia Elite Classic rules – gave four points to the underclassmen, the Juniors never let up.

DJ Rogers (Pepperell) put the Juniors up 11-0 on a 14-yard run with 8:52 left in the second quarter. The Senior team’s only offensive production, a 14-yard touchdown pass from Brayden Mauldin (Paulding County) to LaShaun Lester (Chattooga), cut into the lead 11-7 but the juniors controlled the remainder of the game. 

Levi Linowes (Riverwood) caught an 8-yard touchdown pass from Dylan Mayers (Holy Innocents’) to put the Juniors up 17-7 with 12:03 left in the third quarter. Just before the end of the third quarter, Rogers scored on a 3-yard run to push the lead to 24-7. Josh Brockman’s 21-yard field goal with 10:24 left in the game put the lead to 27-7. On the next play, Branden Strozier (St. Francis)  intercepted a pass and returned it 24 yards for a touchdown. Mack Mikko’s (Heritage) 33-yard field goal brought the score to its final tally. 

Rogers had 10 carries for 70 yards and two touchdowns to lead the juniors. Mayers was 5-of-9 passing for 29 yards and a touchdown. Linowes finished with two  receptions for 21 yards and a touchdown. On defense, Gabe Harris led with five solo tackles, three assists, 3.5 sacks and one forced fumble. 

For the seniors, Mauldin was 6-of-9 passing for 53 yards and a touchdown. Cole Spence (Pisgah) had three receptions for 33 yards and Lester had one reception for a touchdown to lead senior receivers. 

You can watch the other two Georgia Elite Classic All Star Games by following the link or check out the GEC Scoreboard.

Georgia Elite Classic: 8th Grade Americans use balanced, consistent scoring to overwhelm National team

Three players – Kota Suttle (Holy Innocents’), Hunter White (Calhoun) and Jameel Frederick (Cedartown) – scored on touchdown runs. Suttle’s 2-yard touchdown run in the first quarter put the Americans up 7-0 and when Frederick scored on a 4-yard run early in the second quarter, it pushed the lead to 14-0.

Two receivers – Jude Cascone (Marist) and Tayshaun Franklin (Ware County) – caught touchdown passes. Cascone gave the Americans a 21-0 lead on a 63-yard touchdown reception from St. Francis quarterback Teddy Jarrard with 9:20 left before the half. Franklin’s 25-yard touchdown reception from quarterback Mary Persons Mac Nelson. Hunter White scored the American’s final two touchdowns on a 44-yard fumble recovery returned for a touchdown with 6:26 left in the third quarter and a 26-yard run with :36 left in the third quarter.

Suttle and White each had nine carries for 58 yards and a touchdown. Frederick had seven carries for 47 yards and a touchdown. Jarrard was 5-of-7 passing for 133 yards and a touchdown. Cascone made three receptions for 87 yards and a touchdown. On defense, Noah LaVallee had five solo tackles, four assists and three tackles for loss. Franklin had three solo and three assisted tackles. Alec Upshaw made two solo tackles, one assisted and 1.5 tackles for loss.

You can watch the other two Georgia Elite Classic All Star Games by following the link or check out the GEC Scoreboard. 

Players to watch at Ninth Annual Georgia Elite Classic

The ninth annual Georgia Elite Classic will feature a triple-header of all-star football games on Wednesday, Dec. 22 at Rome’s Barron Stadium and will showcase top talent from the state’s next five graduating classes. The Class of 2026 will take the field in the opening 8th Grade Game at 10 am and it will be the first middle school all-star game to ever be broadcasted on television. PeachtreeTV will continue its live coverage with the Class of 2022 and Class of 2023 squaring off in the Seniors vs. Juniors game at 12:45 p.m and then the Sophomores faceoff with the Freshmen in the grand finale at 3:30 p.m. and will represent the Class of 2024 and Class of 2025.

More than 1,200 college football players appeared in the classic prior to their collegiate careers since the inaugural 2013 edition and the spotlight continues growing exponentially. Additionally, the games have been exceptionally competitive over the event’s history and the leadership at Georgia Elite Classic have built another year of outstanding lineups. Representing the Seniors will be, Class of 2022 quarterbacks Jake Parker (Cartersville), Brayden Mauldin (Paulding County) and Jett Miller (Wesleyan). Parker led the Purple Hurricanes to an undefeated regular season, Mauldin is fresh off a 2,643-yard passing season with 20 touchdowns through the air and Miller threw for 2,289 yards and was named Gwinnett Daily Post Offensive Player of the Week following a 401-yard, 5-touchdown performance against Loganville Christian. The Seniors will have plenty of talent at receiver with Creekview’s Tristan Summers (38-583-6), Cartersville’s Jacob Ray (16-422-5), Cherokee Bluff’s Marlion Jackson (45-636-10), Cambridge’s Carson Kent (14-248-4), Dalton’s Karim Page and Mt. Pisgah tight end Cole Spence (55-957-5). The backfield will feature White County running back Silas Mulligan (219-1039-9) and Chattooga’s Lashaun Lester (143-927-10). Athletes Caleb Thompson (Darlington) and Georgia Southern-commit Marc Stampley II (Starr’s Mill) will bolster the firepower of the Seniors. The offensive line includes talent like Jarvis Germany of Mary Persons, a 6-foot-3, 320-pound, First-Team All-Region selection. Defensively, the Seniors boast Johns Creek’s Andrew Guth—who helped led the Gladiators’ defensive line this season with 82 tackles, 19 tackles for loss and six sacks. Central Gwinnett linebacker Lassana Simaga posted 127 tackles in just 10 games this season and Mill Creek cornerback Jayvon Henderson had 34 tackles, four interceptions, three tackles for loss and one forced fumble.

The Junior team will offer an incredible look at the Class of 2023 and Stephens County quarterback Ben Stowe will be under center after throwing for 1,647 yards and 12 touchdowns this season to go with his eight rushing scores. Stowe will have his top target from this season—Cam Lacy—who racked up 1,023 receiving yards and eight touchdowns off of 44 receptions. In the backfield, Pepperell’s DJ Rogers is fresh off a junior season that included 1,481 rushing yards and 21 touchdowns to go with 229 yards and three touchdown receptions and West Forsyth running back Peyton Streko is coming off a 659-yard campaign that included 11 rushing touchdowns. The offensive line will feature standouts like Darlington’s Gus Gammage—a 6-foot-5, 290-pound starter that earned Region 7-A Offensive Lineman of the Year this past season. Westminster’s Josh Brockman and Heritage School’s Mack Mikko will handle the kicking duties and are two of the most sought after kickers in the state for the Class of 2023. Defensively, the juniors will have Region 7-4A Defensive Player of the Year Eli Barrow (Cedartown) helping to lead the way.

The Georgia Elite Classic has served as a Launchpad for underclassmen over the years and the Class of 2024 has an incredible list of headliners appearing in this year’s game. At quarterback, Prince Avenue Christian’s Aaron Philo, Rome’s Reece Fountain and Walton’s Jeremy Hecklinski create the most talented group of sophomore passers to ever compete in the classic. Philo threw for 4,540 yards and 47 touchdowns this season for the Wolverines, Fountain led the Wolves to the Region 5-6A title and Hecklinski helped quarterback Walton to the Class 7A semifinals. Sammy Brown—the state’s No. 1 ranked prospect and the nation’s No. 5 ranked Class of 2024 prospect can play linebacker or running back. Mountain View’s Justin Greene is also a four-star and he will lineup on the defensive line as the No. 3 rated defensive lineman in the nation. The Sophomore offensive line features Tattnall Square’s Web Davidson—who was recently offered by Michigan State and Adidas All-American Parker McClendon of McEachern. Schley County’s Jalewis Solomon will help lead the receivers after posting 61 catches for 989 yards and 13 touchdowns this season

The Freshmen will offer another first-hand look at the state’s top underclassmen talent with some of the best Class of 2025 prospects in the country. Quarterback Antwann Hill (Houston County) is 6-foot-4, 205 pounds and has already been offered by UGA and Texas A&M. Hill will share snaps with dual threat quarterback Austin Guest of Creekview. Running back Chance Arthur took 72 carries for 284 yards and four touchdowns this season for Kennesaw Mountain and Commerce running back Jaiden Daniels accounted for 1,640 all-purpose yards this season. Arthur and Daniels are joined by Cedar Grove’s Bo Walker and Fellowship Christian’s TJ Lester. Woodward Academy wide receiver Josiah Abdullah had 19 catches for 188 yards and two touchdowns as a freshman this season and has already been offered by Georgia Tech and Pittsburgh. Additionally, Westlake’s Juan Gaston will be on the offensive line and is a 6-foot-8, 320-pounder that started for the Lions this season.

In the 8th Grade Game, the dynamic Harrison Faulker, who is a Class of 2026 prospect heading to North Oconee, will be taking the field with Mac Nelson of Mary Persons and Teddy Jarrad of St. Francis. The middle school games have been a staple of the Georgia Elite Classic lineup over the years and televising this year’s game offers an incredible opportunity to witness Georgia’s future gridiron stars compete.

The Games will also be streamed digitally on CBS46.com. For more information visit GeorgiaEliteClassic.com

2021 Georgia Elite Class Schedule

10:00 AM        ELITE 8TH GRADE KICKOFF

12:45 PM         ELITE SENIORS & JUNIORS KICKOFF

3:30 PM           ELITE SOPHOMORES & FRESHMEN KICKOFF

Georgia Elite Classic to be televised on PeachtreeTV, games moving to Rome’s Barron Stadium

By Craig Sager II

The 2020 Georgia Elite Classic, brought to you by “The Hamilton Hotel”, will be broadcasted on television for the first time since the event’s inaugural game in 2013 and the event will be hosted exclusively in Rome, moving from McEachern High School. The Classic’s two high school All-Star Games will be shown on PeachtreeTV and are going to be debuting several other new features that have been put in place to ensure a safe, competitive and first-class experience for all of this year’s participants.

“The fact that the high school games are going to be on TV on an NFL Sunday is huge,’’ said Score Atlanta president I.J. Rosenberg, whose company owns the Georgia Elite Classis as well as other events such as the Corky Kell Classic and Great Atlanta Bash. “Because PeachtreeTV is the original Superstation and is so easy for anyone to find, these players are going to get a lot of visibility and this is the year they really need it. The games will also be on a digital platform where everyone, anywhere will be able to watch. I can’t tell you how many players this year received offers after playing well at Corky Kell.’’

The new title sponsor of the Georgia Elite Classic is “The Hamilton Hotel”, a swanky boutique hotel that will open in downtown Alpharetta in 2021.

After playing at McEachern High School the past seven years, the City of Rome has stepped up to host this year’s Classic with all three of its games set to be played at historic Barron Stadium. Because the stadium is within walking distance of the team hotels, there will be only minimal use of buses as the players will also be able to walk to the Forum River Center Arena for the two dinners, SEC Championship Game Watch Party as well as the city’s welcome party.

Over the years, the Georgia Elite Classic’s lineup has grown in terms of the number of games played—but due to the football season being delayed and other factors such as concerns over player safety amidst COVID-19, this year’s lineup will consist of a middle school matchup on Sunday Dec. 20 before it concludes on Sunday with a double-header that will feature Seniors vs. Juniors in the 1 p.m. game and Sophomores vs. Freshmen in the 3:45 p.m. slot.

247Sports Recruiting Expert Rusty Mansell is the Director of Player Personnel for the Georgia Elite Classic and he describes the new location and format as being able to provide a bubble-like atmosphere that will deliver the safest possible environment. Mansell and the rest of the Georgia Elite Classic leadership team which includes Score Atlanta have shaped their safety protocols after successful executing the state’s premier kickoff event, the Corky Kell Classic and the Great Atlanta Bash earlier this season.

In previous years, there were grade-specific games at the high school level, but this new format that stages Freshmen vs. Sophomores and Juniors vs. Seniors in a double-header will scale down the number of participants from more than 520 to closer to 200 with rosters of approximately 45 players for each class. Holding the event in Rome comes with logistical advantages as well. Unlike previous years where players were bussed back-and-forth between the hotel and McEachern for practices and game day, the Rome location eliminates the need for buses. Instead, the high school players will have what Mansell describes as a “Bowl Game” experience and they will be staying in three separate hotels adjacent to the facilities that are in walking distance to the fields.

The City of Rome has graciously partnered with the Georgia Elite Classic and is opening the doors of its 21,000 square foot Forum River Center Arena to be used for registration, as well as hosting dinners and a SEC Championship Watch Party Saturday night for all of the high schoolers playing in Sunday’s games. After the players check in on Friday at the Forum, there will also be a Pep Rally held at a local church that will have a live DJ and food for all of the players.

While invitations are continuing to be shipped out, this year’s Classic will have one more unique circumstance that Mansell and the Classic have prepared for. The date of this year’s Georgia Elite Classic coincides with the state semifinals. It took special permission from GHSA Executive Director Dr. Robin Hines to grant the Classic the ability to hold the event on Dec. 18-20, and so Mansell has made sure to include in all invitations that players should be focusing completely on their high school seasons and not to think about this year’s Classic should they find themselves on teams that make it to that stage of the playoffs.

Rosenberg, who implemented the protocols in September’s Corky Kell Classic, managing games on television at nine different high school stadiums over a four-day period, said this year’s Classic will be unique to the last seven ones.

“We learned a lot from Corky, that for the most part our mandatory masks policy at the games worked,’’ said Rosenberg. “We will be doing the same for Elite in Rome. Also, when the players are not on the field practicing or playing the game, they will be wearing masks that we provide them. Rusty and I thought long and hard about cancelling the games but like Corky, we feel it is important to move forward but be very careful in how we do it. Covid is not going away any time soon so we continue to work towards playing in a safe environment. Also, a lot of these kids are not getting the looks from colleges they usually would during a normal season. These games give them an opportunity to play against the best in Georgia and send the tape to colleges.’’

2020 GEORGIA ELITE CLASSIC SCHEDULE

At Rome’s Barron Stadium

SUNDAY, DEC. 20

Eighth Grade & Seventh Grade [10 am]

Juniors vs. Seniors [1 pm]

Freshmen vs. Sophomores [3:45 pm]

Georgia Elite Classic Alum Populate College Rosters in the Hundreds

The Georgia Elite Classic was first introduced in December of 2013 and has provided a stage for many of the state’s top prospects in each year since. While operating as an annual all-star showcase, the Classic has expanded considerably since its inception—growing from a one-game event to its current massive eight-game lineup. This year’s event on Dec. 21-22 will have players ranging from the Class of 2020 in the Senior Game and Brain Bowl all the way to the Class of 2026 in the Sixth Grade Game.

The Class of 2015 was represented in the Junior Game of the Inaugural Georgia Elite Classic in 2013 and therefore is the earliest graduating class to come through the event. The Class of 2016 was represented in the 2014 Classic’s Junior Game the following year and the Class of 2017, Class of 2018 and Class of 2019 have appeared in the the past four Classics alongside classes yet graduate. We looked back through each of the Georgia Elite Classic rosters of the classes that graduated (2015-2019) and found nearly 700 individuals that have gone on to play at the next level. This staggering number also includes current NFL players Chuma Edoga and TJ Rahming, who were featured in the first-ever Classic.

CLASS OF 2019
Laamar Adams (Paulding County, Guilford College)
Malik Adams (Walton, Iowa Central C.C.)
Jedidiah Adetoye (Dacula, Georgia State)
Josh Agbenou (Apalachee, Furman)
Kendall Alford (Walton, Western Carolina)
Davis Allen (Calhoun, Clemson)
Jared Atchison (Pebblebrook, West Georgia)
Parker Ball (Douglas County, Tennessee)
Jalen Banks (Alcovy, Presbyterian)
Semajé Banks (Archer, West Georgia)
Andrew Barnes (Jackson, Shorter)
Logan Barnes (Dawson County, Wofford)
Aaron Beasley (Bowdon, Tennessee)
Aaron Bedgood (Richmond Hill, Coastal Carolina)
Devonta Berrien (Valdosta, Union College KY)
JR Bivens (Blessed Trinity, Middle Tennessee State)
Dominick Blaylock (Walton, Georgia)
JD Bertrand (Blessed Trinity, Notre Dame)
Kasra Bojnordi (Cambridge, Samford)
Dominic Boyd (Tucker, Alabama State)
Ja’Darien Boykin (Jones County, Louisville)
Jack Breedlove (Jackson, Rhodes College)
Javen Bridges (Cass, Bluffton University)
David Britten (McEachern, Dodge City C.C.)
Parker Brodgon (Lowndes, Valdosta State)
Max Brosmer (Centennial, University of New Hampshire)
Keyon Brooks (Kennesaw Mountain, Vanderbilt)
DeJuan Brown (Newton, Highland C.C.)
Urriah Brown (Kennesaw Mountain, Clark Atlanta)
Warren Burrell (North Gwinnett, Tennessee)
Zach Calzada (Lanier, Texas A&M)
Jamal Camp (South Forsyth, Georgia Tech)
Logan Cash (Winder-Barrow, Clemson)
Steele Chambers (Blessed Trinity, Ohio State)
Isaiah Chaney (Cartersville, Wake Forest)
Sevaughn Clark (Dawson County, Georgia)
Kris Coleman (Liberty County, Coastal Carolina)
Garrett Collins (Alexander, Reinhardt)
Evan Conley (Kell, Louisville)
Larry Corbin (Griffin, Murray State)
Caleb Crawford (Woodland-Stockbridge, Allen University)
Jalen Dallas (Bremen, University of the Cumberlands)
Ashantae’ Dainels (Jenkins, Wingate)
Preston Daniels (Washington County, Kennesaw State)
Antoine Davis (Tattnall Square, Garden City C.C.)
Jordan Davis (Jones County, West Georgia)
Noah Davis (Mary Persons, Reinhardt)
Ryan Davis (Blessed Trinity, UAB)
Marc Davis III (Thomasville, Reinhardt)
Damien Devine (Fitzgerald, Lenoir-Rhyne)
Cal Dickie (Centennial, Lenoir-Rhyne)
Colton Dingmore (Mary Persons, Georgia Southern)
Noah Duba (Dacula, Fort Scott C.C.)
John Dukes (North Oconee, Marshall)
Tray Dunson (Heard County, Gardner-Webb)
Oryen Edmonds (Meadowcreek, Highland C.C.)
Will Edwards (Centennial, Kennesaw State)
TJ Ellis (Central Gwinnett, Delta State)
Jah’Quez Evans (Mays, University of South Florida)
Curtis Fann (Emanuel County Institute, Florida State)
D’Andre Ferguson (North Cobb, Kennesaw State)
Ryan Fitzgerald (Colquitt County, Florida State)
Jon Fleming (North Forsyth, Berry)
Jamel Flowers (Discovery, Northeast Mississippi C.C.)
Tyler Fromm (Houston County, Auburn)
Marcuis Fulks (Hiram, Albany State)
Ahdarrious Gee (Crisp County, Troy)
Byron Gibson (Walton, Navy)
Zack Gibson (Johns Creek, Akron)
Jailin Ginyard (Westlake, Alabama State)
Joel Girtman (Westlake, Mercer)
Edward Glover (McEachern, Judson University)
Chad Goddard (Kell, Kennesaw State)
Ryan Goede (Kennesaw Mountain, Georgia)
Marshall Golick (Woodward Academy, Clemson)
Tyler Goodson (North Gwinnett, Iowa)
Anthony Goreny (Brookwood, Carson-Newman)
Elijah Grant (McEachern, Fort Valley State)
DeAngelo Griffin (Crisp County, Minnesota)
Hayden Hairston (Milton, Carnegie-Mellon)
Aaron Hall (Jefferson, St. Thomas More Prep)
Zach Hamilton (Parkview, Guilford College)
Garrison Hand (Villa Rica, Dodge City C.C.)
Jaxon Harrell (Valdosta, LaGrange)
Justin Harrell (Valdosta, LaGrange)
Kedrick Harvey (Chattahoochee County, Kennesaw State)
Jadon Haselwood (Cedar Grove, Oklahoma)
Zach Hayes (Jonesboro, Western Carolina)
Vance Heidelberg (Solid Rock Academy, Alcorn State)
Cedric Hillsman (Peach County, Northeast Mississippi C.C.)
Jalar Holley (Buford, Miami)
Du’shunte Holloway (Villa Rica, Yale)
Nate Hope (Johns Creek, Lehigh)
Jordan Huff (Morgan County, Georgia Tech)
Jaelin Humphries (Mountain View, Florida)
McKinley Hunter (Cherokee, Bluffton)
Aidan Higgins (Mountain View, Mercer)
Isaiah Jackson (Frederica Academy, Kentucky State)
Milton Jackson (Coffee, Georgia Southern)
Jeremy James (North Forsyth, Ole Miss)
Marvin James (Pebblebrook, West Georgia)
Blake Jefferson (Tucker, Lenoir-Rhyne)
Hayden Jenkins (Spalding, Kennesaw State)
Christian Johnstone (Archer, Appalachian State)
Caleb Jones (North Oconee, Georgia)
Duane Jones (Christian Heritage, Lindsey Wilson College)
Jagger Jones (Lanier, Catawba College)
Keiondre Jones (Callaway, Auburn)
Titus Jones (Woodland-Cartersville, Alabama A&M)
Trente Jones (Grayson, Michigan)
Kalil Kargbo (Creekside, LaGrange)
Michael Killebrew (Brookwood, Georgia Knights Prep Academy)
James King (Meadowcreek, Fort Valley State)
Michael King (Coahulla Creek, Thomas More)
Austin Kirksey (Walton, Nevada)
Andre Lacy (Shaw, Eastern Kentucky University)
Michael Lantz (Starr’s Mill, Minnesota)
Zach Lassiter (Houston County, Mercer)
Daniel Lavelle (Mary Persons, Garden City C.C.)
Ben Lawrence (Chattahoochee, Bethel University)
Bo Lawson (Dooly County, Hutchinson C.C.)
Jordan Lay (Hart County, Mars Hill)
Jackson Leak (Forsyth Central, Colgate)
Roderick Lewis (Jeff Davis, West Georgia)
Rassie Littlejohn (Gainesville, Stetson)
Cade Loden (Camden County, Kennesaw State)
Jackson Lowe (Cartersville, Tennessee)
Jonovan Lowe (Tucker, Tusculum)
Christian Mahogany (Hawkinsville, Mercer)
Ross Malmgren (North Paulding, Charleston Southern)
Ethan Marshall (Mill Creek, Carson-Newman)
Tyler McCaskill (Grayson, Highland C.C.)
Kadarius McDaniel (Tift County, Kentucky)
Steven Mckever (Jeff Davis, Maryville College)
Derrick McLendon (Tucker, Florida State)
Clifton Mercer (Crisp County, Lenoir-Rhyne)
Brian Merritt (Colquitt County, Mississippi Gulf Coast)
Emmanuel Michel (Archer, Air Force)
Luke Moseley (Calhoun, Georgia Tech)
Rajaez Mosley (Valdosta, West Georgia)
Nyles Moore (McEachern, Morehouse)
Wanya Morris (Grayson, Tennessee)
Cory Munson (Northside-WR, Western Kentucky)
King Mwitkuta (Troup, Alabama)
Mason Napper (Lassiter, Miami)
Bryce Nelms (Hughes, Pittsburgh)
Alek Nikolich (Roswell, Stetson)
Frederick Norman (Ridgeland, Eastern Tennessee State)
Buchi Nwaubi (Lassiter, Charleston Southern)
CJ Ogbonna (Wheeler, Hutchinson C.C.)
Caleb Oppan (North Cobb, Duke)
Arinze Okwu (McEachern, Albany State)
Jalen Perry (Dacula, Michigan)
Jalyn Phillips (Archer, Clemson)
Trey Pinkney (Pebblebrook, Hutchinson C.C.)
Ridge Polk (Cambridge, Western Carolina University)
Matthew Porter (Flowery Branch, University of the Cumberlands)
Delvecchio Powell (Memorial Day, Presbyterian)
Campbell Price (Woodstock, Kennesaw State)
Jared Rayman (Pace Academy, Virginia)
Jammie Robinson (Crisp County, South Carolina)
Cameron Rockmore (Jones County, LaGrange)
Shaun Rosenquist (Roswell, Butler)
Wilson Ruiz-Caba (Discovery, Maryville College)
Emanuel Rumph (Jeff Davis, University of Pikeville)
Will Rykard (Colquitt County, UAB)
Bazelais Saintvil (Valdosta, Christian Community College)
Jarred Sermons (Valdosta, Union College KY)
Jonathan Sewell (Clarke Central, Georgia Knights Prep Academy)
Lawrence Shadd III (Harrison, Kansas)
Treylon Sheppard (Haralson County, University of the Cumberlands)
Deandre Shelton (Howard, Lenoir-Rhyne)
Dantez Simpson (McEachern, Morehouse)
Christian Sims (Norcross, Bowling Green)
Java’n Singletary (Hawkinsville, Georgia Southern)
Chris Singleton (North Cobb, Georgia State)
TJ Skinner (North Gwinnett, Mars Hill)
Allen Smith (Mountain View, Louisville)
Nolan Smith (Calvary Day, Georgia)
Brannon Spector (Calhoun, Clemson)
Sion Spencer (Houston County, Limestone College)
Trevor Stephens (Woodstock, Tennessee Tech)
Dennarrio Stewart (Mountain View, Georgia Knights Prep Academy)
Hayes Sutton (Norcross, Brown)
Matthew Syverson (Model, Berry)
Marlon Taylor (Glynn Academy, Chattanooga)
Kamon Taylor (Stephens County, Wingate)
Jarius Thomas (Carver-Columbus, UAB)
Wykevious Thomas (Riverdale, South Alabama)
Ronald Thompkins (Grayson, Nebraska)
Demardric Thornton (Hart County, Mars Hill)
Ray Thornton (Columbus, Georgia)
Travis Tisdale (Lowndes, Kentucky)
Jay Tillman (Thomasville, Georgia Military Academy)
DJ Turner (North Gwinnett, Michigan)
Honus Wagner (North Forsyth, Allan Hancock C.C.)
William Wagner (Alpharetta, Michigan)
Allen Walker (Milton, Louisiana Tech)
Dante Walker (Riverdale, Western Kentucky)
Garrison Walker (Stephens County, Reinhardt)
Kobe Walker (Thomson, University of the Cumberlands)
Travon Walker (Upson-Lee, Georgia)
Carson Walter (Trinity Christian, Birmingham Southern)
Jason Wallace (Lanier, Limestone College)
KJ Wallace (Lovett, Notre Dame)
Malik Washington (Parkview, Northwestern)
Cam Watson (Darlington, Presbyterian)
Kenyatta Watson (Grayson, Texas)
Matt Willbanks (Centennial, The Apprentice School)
Austin Williams (Tift County, Colorado)
Bryson Williams (Arabia Mountain, Tuskegee)
Kamau Williams (Alpharetta, Clark Atlanta)
Keondre Williams (Metter, West Georgia)
Noah Winstead (Kell, Point University)
Zaylin Wood (Bodwon, Middle Tennessee State)
Christian Wright (Norcross, Gardner-Webb)

CLASS OF 2018
Blake Anderson (West Forsyth, Georgia)
Cole Arendsen (Walton, Centre College)
Christian Armstrong (Warner Robins, Florida State)
Keiefer Askew (Houston County, Hanover College)
Malik Astin (Lovejoy, Lane College)
George Ball (Jackson, Tuskegee)
Brenton Ballard (Paulding County, Reinhardt)
Artest Banks (Thomson, Kentucky State)
Antonio Bankston (Griffin, Auburn)
Latrell Bankston (Woodstock, Hutchinson C.C.)
Mike Barrett (Lowndes, Michigan)
Jayden Barron (Upson-Lee, Kennesaw State)
Garrett Bass (Woodstock, Murray State)
Lamarius Benson (Eastside, UCF)
London Best (Milton, Campbell University)
Tyler Bird (North Paulding, Appalachian State)
Dante Black (Brookwood, University of Connecticut)
Kwabena Bonsu (South Cobb, Army)
Ben Bresnahan (West Forsyth, Vanderbilt)
Ishmael Bridges (McEachern, Clark Atlanta)
Matavion Brooks (Jonesboro, Albany State)
Jake Broom (Decatur, Coastal Carolina)
Trey Brown (Macon County, Georgia Military College)
Malachi Buckner (Tucker, Gardner-Webb)
Cam Butler (North Gwinnett, Jacksonville State)
Jake Camarda (Norcross, Georgia)
Matt Campbell (Mill Creek, Citadel)
Chandler Cantree (Sequoyah, Reinhardt)
Kyle Carrera (Landmark Christian, Berry)
Cam’Ron Carter (Tucker, Colorado State)
Blake Carroll (Mountain View, Georgia State)
Aaron Casey (Alexander, Indiana)
Jamarcus Chatman (Rome, Florida State)
Julius Cobbs (Warner Robins, West Georgia)
Dar’jarri Coleman (South Atlanta, Jacksonville State)
Griffin Collier (Tift County, West Georgia)
Luan Cosmo (Sprayberry, Shorter)
Brenton Cox (Miller Grove, Georgia)
Daquez Crawford (Johns Creek, Southwestern College)
Jacorey Crawford (Thomson, Georgia State)
Nick Croawell (Centennial, Florida International)
John Cromer (Rome, Jacksonville State)
John Henry Davis (Walton, Concordia)
Nakia Davis (B.E.S.T. Academy, Miles College)
Trey Dean (Dutchtown, Florida)
Lyn J. Dixon (Taylor County, Clemson)
Dalrone Donaldson (Coffee, Hutchinson C.C.)
Tre Douglas (ELCA, Vanderbilt)
Payton Dunagan (West Forsyth, Georgia Southern)
Nolan Edmonds (Alpharetta, Minnesota)
Demond Ellison (Cherokee, Mercer)
Kingsley Enagbare (Peachtree Ridge, South Carolina)
Warren Ericson (North Gwinnett, Georgia)
Marquez Ezzard (Stockbridge, Georgia Tech)
Michael Fairbanks (McEachern, UAB)
Kurtis Feanny (Woodland-Cartersville, Lenoir-Rhyne
Jontavious Ferguson (Manchester, Georgia Southern)
Mitchell Fineran (Brunswick, Samford)
Braylin Fisher (North Paulding, Furman)
John Fitzpatrick (Marist, Georgia)
Elijah Fluker (Villa Rica, New Mexico Military Institute)
Christian Ford (Roswell, Iowa Central C.C.)
Cade Fortin (North Gwinnett, UNC)
Roderic Forts (Cedar Grove, Western Kentucky)
Colin Foster (Lanier, Mercer)
Omar Fulton (Tift County, West Georgia)
Rico Frye (Cartersville, Bowling Green)
Josiah Futral (Kell, Chattanooga)
Spencer Gaddis (Cambridge, Georgia State)
Austin Garner (Ridgeland, LaGrange)
Realus George (Pace Academy, Miami)
Cole Gilley (Starr’s Mill, Kennesaw State)
Travis Glover (Dooly County, Georgia State)
Jonah Griffin (Benedictine, Furman)
Griffin Goss (Coosa, LaGrange)
Jalen Goss (Lowndes, Florida State)
Anthony Grant (Buford, Florida State)
Hunter Hall (Glynn Academy, West Georgia)
Tae Hammond (Pepperell, University of the Cumberlands)
Cole Hanna (Norcross, South Carolina)
Jatorian Hansford (Mary Persons, Missouri)
Clay Harris (Norcross, Citadel)
John Harris (Mill Creek, Virginia Tech)
PJ Harris (Newnan, Georgia Tech)
Cameron Hatten (Creekside, Allen University)
Gerard Hearst (Lincoln County, Tusculum)
DeRayl Helton (Ridgeland, Butte College)
Shaka Heyward (Mill Creek, Duke)
Deontre Hill (Houston County, Georgia)
Matthew Hill (Brookwood, Auburn)
Al Hogan (Landmark Christian, Wofford)
Casey Holman (Brookwood, Duke)
Tyneil Hopper (Roswell, Boise State)
DJ Horne (Brookwood, Tuskegee)
Jaron Hull (McEachern, Johnson C. Smith University)
Ches Jackson (Tift County, Colorado State)
Christian Jackson (Lassiter, Michigan State)
Kearis Jackson (Peach County, Georgia)
Neimaan Jackson (Shiloh, Butler C.C.)
Christian James-Lattore (Archer, Shorter)
Cade Jenson (North Forsyth, Lindsey Wilson College)
Lamonee Johnson (Effingham County, Carson-Newman)
Malik Johnson (Lanier, Wagner)
Tyquan Johnson (Screven County, South Carolina)
Austin Jones (McEachern, Reinhardt)
Emory Jones (Heard County, Florida)
Quinton Jones (Thomasville, Garder-Webb)
Stephon Jones (Grayson, ASA College Brooklyn)
Brandon Joseph (Central Gwinnett, Georgia State)
Harrison Jump (Prince Avenue Christian, Georgia Tech)
Tayvonn Kyle (Lowndes, Iowa State)
Jaquavius Lane (Grayson, Kansas State)
Bailey Lester (Calhoun, West Georgia)
Desi Lester (Dooly County, Eastern Tennessee State)
Camerson Lewis (Eagle’s Landing, Eastern Tennessee State)
Dakota Little (Flowery Branch, Easter Kentucky)
Mitchell Lord (Washington County, Mercer)
Michael Luckie (Kell, Berry)
Jaelin Madison (Norcross, Youngstown State)
Miles Marshall (Parkview, Indiana)
Darius Martin (Grayson, Reinhardt)
Renard Matthews (Pierce County, West Virginia Wesleyan College)
Brock Mattison (Mt. Paran, Appalachian State)
Zakoby McClain (Valdosta, Auburn)
Jayden McDonald (Peachtree Ridge, Troy)
Griffin McDowell (Lee County, Florida)
Kyler McMichael (Greater Atlanta Christian, UNC)
Sean McMinn (Paulding County, Kennesaw State)
Payton Mercer (Emanuel County Institute, Georgia)
Jabari Miller (Warner Robins, Middle Georgia State University)
Brian Mitchell (North Paulding, University of Pikeville)
Lazavier Moore (Upson-Lee, Reedley College)
Matthew Morgan (Etowah, Georgia Tech)
Reece Mullins (Pope, Auburn)
Spencer Myers (Alpharetta, West Georgia)
Dalton Nicolai (Etowah, Shorter)
Azeez Ojulari (Marietta, Georgia)
Bailey Ottaway (Flowery Branch, Charleston Southern)
Taiyon Palmer (Archer, NC State)
Nolan Parker (Walton, Birmingham Southern)
Terrell Paxton (Tucker, Kennesaw State)
Fred Payton (Peachtree Ridge, Coastal Carolina)
TJ Peavy (Sandy Creek, Eastern Michigan)
JJ Peterson (Colquitt County, Tennessee)
Steven Peterson (Harrison, Coastal Carolina)
Joseph Petrino (Richmond Hill, Maryland)
KJ Phillips (Woodward Academy, Morehouse)
Dustin Pope (Chattooga, University of Tennessee Martin)
Genuine Potts (McEachern, Chattanooga)
Nick Price (Ridgeland, West Georgia)
E.J. Pride Jr. (Carrollton, Elon)
Fernando Ramirez (Tift County, Valdosta State)
Shamarcus Redding (Peach County, Georgia Military College)
Otis Reese (Lee County, Georgia)
D’armani Ridley (North Gwinnett, Savannah State)
Caleb Riley (Brookwood, Alabama A&M)
Cody Ridley (Commerce, Palmetto Prep)
Tyrese Rivers (Peachtree Ridge, Southern University)
Chris Rodriguez (Ola, Kentucky)
Cruz Rodriguez (Cedartown, Shorter)
Jayce Rogers (Valdosta, Northwest Mississippi C.C.)
Dylan Rosenstein (Dunwoody, Maryville College)
Aquantis Sajna (Pebblebrook, Charleston Southern)
Deporess Schletty (Alpharetta, Western Kentucky)
Brandon Shelnutt (Archer, Mercer)
Jayln Shelton (Ridgeland, Austin Peay)
Noah Sherburn (Sequoyah, Tiffin University)
Antonio Showers (Tucker, Troy)
Myles Sims (Westlake, Georgia Tech)
Omar Sinclair (Norcross, Concordia)
Terrick Smalls (Benedictine, Charlotte)
Austin Smith (Ola, Georgia Tech)
Kierron Smith (Fitzgerald, Georgia Southern)
Kermit Solomon (Lee County, Mercer)
Paul Stanley (Marist, Army)
Mahari Stribling (Grayson, Western Carolina)
Jalynn Strickland (Ware County, NC State)
Malcom Strickland (Westminster, Penn)
Nazir Sy (Norcross, Butler C.C.)
Kaden Taylor (Central-Carroll, West Georgia)
Richard Taylor (Arabia Mountain, Missouri)
Ryan Taylor (Grayson, Arkansas State)
Taurean Taylor (Tucker, Tuskegee)
Trevor Thomas (Pepperell, Maryville College)
Tyler Thomas (Pebblebrook, Charleston Southern)
Nathan Thompson (Milton, North Alabama)
Jalen Thornton (McEachern, Savannah State)
Trey Tillman (Thomasville, Jacksonville University)
Mykel Tubbs (Holy Innocents’, Miami)
Daniel Uwaomah (River Ridge, Jacksonville State)
Oyenmwen Uzebu (Alpharetta, West Virginia)
Gerry Vaughn (Tucker, Iowa State)
Payne Walker (North Gwinnett, Georgia)
Joshua Washington (Richmond Hill, Clark Atlanta)
TJ Watkins (Pepperell, Berry)
Blake Watson (Milton, Georgia)
Gunnar Watson (Taylor County, Troy)
Marcus Webster Jr. (Alpharetta, Marist College)
Wesley Wells (Lumpkin County, Georgia Tech)
Tijai Whatley (Darlington, Georgia Tech)
Lamech Wilder (Norcross, LaGrange)
Jordy Wilkinson (Washington-Wilkes, Brevard College)
Bryan Williams (Pepperell, Hanover College)
Bucky Williams (Ringgold, Austin Peay)
Hunter Williams (Buford, Air Force)
Quin Williams (Morgan County, Georgia Southern)
Ricky Williams Jr. (Harrison, Southern Illinois)
Zach Williams (Johns Creek, Arizona)
Kendall Williamson (Brookwood, Stanford)
Demetrius Winters (Cartersville, Miles College)
Trevon Wofford (Cedartown, University of Pikeville)
Peyton Woulard (Collins Hill, Wake Forest)
CJ Wright (Screven County, Georgia Southern)
Clay Youngblood (Walton, Birmingham-Southern)
Torey Zanders (George Walton Academy, Kilgore)
Shelton Zeon III (Norcross, UNLV)

CLASS OF 2017
Adeolu Adeleke (Heritage-Conyers, Kennesaw State)
Michael Allen (Lanier, Wake Forest)
KJ Anderson (Buford, Western Michigan)
Rico Arnold (Clarke Central, Charlotte)
Zane Ashley (Peachtree Ridge, Georgia Tech)
Kemari Averett (Grady, Louisville)
Michael Babers (Habersham Central, Georgia Southern)
Kentrell Barber (Roswell, Missouri)
Turner Barckhoff (Roswell, Stetson)
Marquez Bembry (Mt Vernon, Kentucky)
Jacob Bolton (Blessed Trinity, Iowa State)
Chase Brice (Grayson, Clemson)
Jhi’Marre Brown (Perry, Fort Valley State)
Brooks Buce (Greater Atlanta Christian, Georgia)
Jeffery Burley (Jackson, Wake Forest)
De’morreal Burnan (Salem, Indiana)
James Bushware (Valdosta, Georgia Military College)
Brent Carter (Lowndes, Western Illinois University)
AJ Cayetano (Mays, Arkansas State)
Malik Chapman (Morgan County, Highland C.C.)
Caleb Chandler (Jefferson, Louisville)
Jack Coco (Johns Creek, Georgia Tech)
CJ Cole (North Cobb, Savannah State)
Jaquavious Collins (Jackson, Iowa Central C.C.)
Samuel Collins (Vidalia, Kennesaw State)
Tae Daley (Northside-WR, Vanderbilt)
Deejay Dallas (Glynn Academy, Miami)
Allen Daniels (Dacula, Purdue)
Jared Daniels (Macon County, Georgia Southern)
Demetrius Davis (Coffee, Carson-Newman)
Kelton Dawson (Stockbridge, Georgia Tech)
Kejon DeBerry (Cook, Albany State)
Jack Dinges (Marist, UNC)
Sam Dingle (Norcross, Georgetown College)
De’Sean Dinkins (Northside-WR, Slippery Rock University)
Roques Dowdy (Oconee County, Mars Hill)
Chris Dublin (Model, University of Pikeville)
John Durden (Emanuel County Institute, Mercer)
Brian Eberhardt (North Gwinnett, Georgia State)
Cameron Evans (Darlington, Lindsey Wilson College)
Chandler Evans (Archer, Kentucky Western College)
Sheldon Evans (Roswell, Marshall)
Tyler Fannin (Mill Creek, Virginia)
Daniel Farzaneh (Woodward Academy, Mercer)
Jack Franklin (Mill Creek, Coastal Carolina)
Ryan Glover (Woodward Academy, Penn)
Taylor Goettie (Oglethorpe County, Norfolk State)
Walter Grant (Cairo, Georgia)
Jacob Gregory (Centennial, Navy)
Geronda Hall (KIPP Atlanta, Old Dominion)
Jamar Hall (Mill Creek, Mercer)
Zach Harvey (Mary Persons, Wingate)
Zalontae Hillery (Glynn Academy, Miami)
Bailey Hockman (McEachern, N.C. State)
Duke Holland (Peachtree Ridge, Georgetown College)
Grant Holloman (St. Pius, Holy Cross)
Devon Holmes (Lowndes, Savannah State)
Quay Holmes (McEachern, Eastern Tennessee State)
Jalen Holston (Stockbridge, Virginia Tech)
Ryan Huff (Cedar Shoals, Appalachian State)
Ladamion Hunt (Carrollton, Indiana)
Caleb Huntley (Locust Grove, Ball State)
JR Ingraham (Valdosta, West Georgia)
Jalen Jackson (Grayson, Georgia State)
Jalen Jackson (McEachern, Purdue)
Jonathan Jason (McIntosh County, Albany State)
Xavier Jenkins (Lowndes, Savannah State)
Josh Johnson (Peachtree Ridge, Georgia Southern)
Jairus Jones (Central Gwinnett, Valdosta State)
Juwuan Jones (Lanier, Western Kentucky)
Trey Jones (Houston County, Georgie Military College)
Drew Jordan (North Gwinnett, Duke)
Ferlando Jordan (Mays, Southeastern Louisiana)
JD King (Fitzgerald, Georgia Southern)
Khari Lane (Macon County, Arizona)
Champ Leddon (Locust Grove, University of the Cumberlands)
Josh Lee (Veterans, Georgia Southern)
London Lewis (St. Pius, Furman)
William Long (Calhoun, Penn)
Bryan Manuel (Worth County, Savannah State)
Xavier McKinney (Roswell, Alabama)
Emmanuel McNeil (Central Gwinnett, Garden City C.C.)
Brian Miller (Memorial Day, Georgia Southern)
Monty Montgomery (Norcross, Louisville)
Tylan Morton (Griffin, University of South Alabama)
Jack Nichols (Roswell, Gardner-Webb)
Eric Ogle (Whitewater, Mercer)
Tobias Oliver (Northside-WR, Georgia Tech)
Dalton Owens (Prince Avenue Christian, Citadel)
Ben Page (Marist, Furman)
Jalen Pinkney (Norcross, UCF)
Marquavious Pitts (Jones County, Highland C.C.)
Jason Poe (Fitzgerald, Lenoir-Rhyne)
Tory Ponder (Colquitt County, Tusculum)
Corey Reed (Mays, Iowa Western C.C.)
Joshua Reliford (Fitzgerald, Tennessee Tech)
Cameron Richardson (Tucker, Grambling State)
Nathan Robertson (Northside-Columbus, Kennesaw State)
Mark Robinson (Lee County, Presbyterian)
Brooks Royal (Fitzgerald, Purdue)
BJ Sharpe (Southwest Macon, Western Kentucky)
Chris Sibilia (North Gwinnett, Georgia State)
Savon Simmons (Sandy Creek, Kennesaw State)
Jared Simpkins (Norcross, Tennessee State University)
Morgan Sims (Rockmart, Mississippi Valley State)
Nick Singleton (Jones County, Iowa Western)
Brandon Smith (Houston County, Kennesaw State)
Kaiman Smith (Veterans, Huntingdon)
Matthew Smith (Roswell, South Carolina)
Darius Snellings (Mundy’s Mill, Georgia State)
Michael Sobczyk (Mountain View, Air Force)
Aubrey Solomon (Lee County, Tennessee)
Jonathan Stewart (Mountain View, Vanderbilt)
Quan Stokes (Colquitt County, Northeast Mississippi C.C.)
Brian Strozier (Tucker, Garden City C.C.)
Will Taylor (Grayson, Duke)
Kenny Terry (Landmark Christian, Eastern Kentucky)
Tyler Thurmond (Buford, West Virginia)
Lofton Tidwell (Landmark Christian, Georgia)
Leonard Warner (Brookwood, Florida State)
Eli Watson (Houston County, Western Illinois)
Jacob Webb (Creekview, Charlotte)
Leanthony Williams (Roswell, Clemson)
Matt Winston (Mill Creek, Princeton)
Jimarco Witherow (Hillgrove, Carson-Newman)

CLASS OF 2016
Tarik Adams (Lowndes, Marshall)
Bryson Armstrong (Kell, Kennesaw State)
Marcelino Ball (Roswell, Indiana)
Alex Barbir (South Forsyth, Penn State)
Jackson Bardall (North Forsyth, Eastern Kentucky)
Chris Barnes (Lee County, Georgia)
Robbie Bell (Mill Creek, Louisville)
Jamir Billings (Norcross, City College of San Francisco)
Jakob Brashear (Dacula, Georgia Tech)
Akeem Byrd (Jenkins, Wake Forest)
Michail Carter (Jackson, Georgia)
Allen Cater (Mt. Paran, UNC)
Devin Cochran (Greater Atlanta Christian, Vanderbilt)
Jarett Cole (Norcross, Georgia Tech)
Kenny Cooper (Sonoraville, Georgia Tech)
Tristan Crowder (Carrollton, Troy)
Pippen Davis (Lamar County, Valdosta State)
Tray Eafford (Lee County, Troy)
Forrest Evans (Walton, Kennesaw State)
Tomon Fox (Collins Hill, UNC)
De’Andre Gardenhire (Camden County, West Georgia)
Kendrec Grady (Norcross, Georgia State)
Brodarious Hamm (Spalding, Auburn)
K.J. Hancock (North Gwinnett, Kennesaw State)
Will Harper (Sandy Creek, Tulane)
Devin Henderson (Marietta, Hutchinson C.C.)
Tyrone Hopper (Roswell, Florida)
DeAndre Huff (Newton, Miami OH)
Javon Jackson (Sandy Creek, Duke)
Sam Jackson (McEachern, Eastern Tennessee State)
Nate Lee (Veterans, Samford)
Sam Letton (Walton, Troy)
Antonio Leroy (Monroe, Albany State)
Joseph Mancusso (Union County, Richmond)
David Marshall (Upson-Lee, Georgia)
Stockton McGuire (Landmark Christian, Davidson)
Alex Mollette (North Gwinnett, Marshall)
Bryce Morais (Grayson, Boston College)
Nick Moss (Thomson, Presbyterian)
Mack Nash (Camden County, Navy)
D.J. Owens (North Paulding, Tulane)
Tabarius Peterson (Tucker, Louisville)
Kiel Pollard (Colquitt County, South Carolina)
Harrison Poole (Camden County, Mercer)
Jesse Reverio (Cedar Grove, Georgia Military College)
Seth Shuman (Valdosta, Georgia Southern)
Tyler Simmons (New Manchester, Georgia)
Alex Smith (Etowah, Georgia Southern)
D’Ante Smith (Grovetown, East Carolina)
Kyron Smith (Macon County, Allan Hancock College)
Anthony Stanley (Heritage-Conyers, Catawba College)
Chandler Staton (Gainesville, Appalachian State)
Andre Tarver (McEachern, Florida International)
Jarvis Terrell (Carrollton, Arkansas State)
Zachary Thompson (Emanuel County Institute, Kennesaw State)
Robert Tucker (B.E.S.T. Academy, South Carolina)
Tyler Vernon (Mill Creek, Georgia Tech)
Kindle Vildore (North Clayton, Georgia Southern)
Martial Washington (Richmond Hill, Georgia Southern)
Isaac Weaver (Lassiter, Old Dominion)
Ronald Wilson (Lee County, Rochester C.C.)

CLASS OF 2015
KirVonte Benson (Marietta, Georgia Tech)
Josh Bettistea (Allatoona, Gardner-Webb)
Almonzo Brown (North Gwinnett, Western Kentucky)
Khalil Brooks (Mays, Middle Tennessee State)
Kawon Bryant (North Oconee, Georgia Military College)
Andrew Butcher (Alpharetta, Kennesaw State)
Chris Calhoun (Centennial, Wake Forest)
Tyler Camp (Mary Persons, Western Kentucky)
Jordan Colbert (Griffin, Auburn)
Lewis Cousins III (Gainesville, Troy)
Levi Cribb (Charlton County, Valdosta State)
David Curry (Buford, Western Kentucky)
Daniel David (Mill Creek, Kennesaw State)
Gordon Dudley (Wesleyan, Reinhardt)
Chuma Edoga (McEachern, University of Southern California)
Josh Fannin (Mill Creek, Middle Tennessee State)
Daniel Fennell (Grayson, South Carolina)
Blake Ferguson (Buford, LSU)
Julian Fraser (Valdosta, Yale)
Christopher Fredrick (Cedar Grove, Syracuse)
Keyston Fuller (Griffin, Richmond)
Trey Graham (Fitzgerald, Mars Hill)
Taj Griffin (McEachern, Oregon)
Quinton Hampton (Colquitt County, Wagner)
Sean Harper (Hart County, Washington State)
Hunter Holland (Buford, Western Kentucky)
Stephen Houza (Lakeside-Evans, Mercer)
Logan Hunt (Washington, Georgia Southern)
Mitch Hyatt (North Gwinnett, Clemson)
Daniel Imatorbhebhe (North Gwinnett, University of Southern California)
Quentez Johnson (Cedar Grove, NC State)
Rashad Johnson (Lamar County, Murray State)
Chandler Jones (McEachern, Louisville)
Willie Jordan (Northside-WR, Northeastern Oklahoma A&M)
Max Kemper (Pope, Air Force)
Kaleb Kim (Mill Creek, Auburn)
Cal King (Mary Persons, Presbyterian)
J.B. Kouassi (Norcross, Georgia Southern)
Nekyle Lundie (Tucker, Nebraska)
Malik Mackey (Mays, Hampton)
Michael Matthews (St. Pius, Davidson)
Hampton McConnell (West Forsyth, West Georgia)
Chase Middleton (Brookwood, Georgia State)
Robert Muschamp (Darlington, Auburn)
D’Andre Plantin (Norcross, North Texas)
T.J. Rahming (McEachern, Duke)
Connor Redmond (Archer, South Carolina)
Rashad Roundtree (Lakeside-Evans, Georgia)
Brandon Sandifer (Northside-WR, Florida)
Ian Shannon (Marietta, Auburn)
Mason Sims (Mays, Southern University)
Darius Slayton (Greater Atlanta Christian, Auburn)
Anree St-Amour (North Gwinnett, Georgia Tech)
Brad Stewart (Benedictine, Georgia Tech)
Taquar Stewart (Walton, St. John’s)
Cordarro Stoute (Glynn Academy, West Georgia)
Jalen Wilkerson (Coffee, Florida State)
Daylan Williams (Jefferson County, Morgan State University)
Nick Wilson (Milton, Stanford)
Antonio Wimbush (Camden County, Carson-Newman)
Steven Wright (Ware County, Southeastern Louisiana)

Georgia Elite Classic awards 31 invitations following Kennesaw Mountain Showcase

A showcase at Kennesaw Mountain High School was held over the weekend with players ranging from the Class of 2020-25 all competing for an opportunity to earn an invite to play in the Seventh Annual Georgia Elite Classic this December. Showcase Coordinator and recruiting expert Rusty Mansell led the evaluation process, and after an impressive showing, handed out 31 official invites.

“The turnout was great,” said Mansell. “There were some kids that really jumped out to us, and overall, you could really see how much work these kids have been putting in this offseason.”

Four of the invitations went out to members of the Class of 2020, including Therrell safety Rashad Pruitt and Cedar Grove defensive end Christopher Stinson, both of which played in the Junior Elite Classic last December. McEachern defensive end Jonathen Cross and Hillgrove tight end James Reddick received the two other invites to play in this year’s Senior Game.

Five spots were filled for this year’s Junior Game and six invites were handed out for the Sophomore Game—including Mt. Paran kicker Turner Johnson, who starred in last year’s Freshman Game.

“I was excited to see Turner perform the way he did,” said Mansell. “Last year, 44 or 45 yards was pushing it for him, but he walks up yesterday with the whole camp watching and just knocks through a 45-yarder no problem. It’s fun to watch the growth of the kids that return to Georgia Elite year to year.”

There were 10 invitations handed out to play in the Freshman Game, a result of the eye-catching talent that beginning to amass in the Class of 2023. Prince Avenue Christian quarterback Lucian Anderson and Dutchtown linebacker Dwight Johnson Jr. were among the top performers, as well as Kennesaw Mountain receiver Jailen Taylor.

“We are the only Freshman All-Star Game in the state, so you can understand the high stakes that surround it,” said Mansell. “Anderson from Prince Avenue Christian was really good. That was also the first time I’ve gotten to see Johnson play. He ran plays at linebacker, running back and whatever he could to get more reps. His father has NFL pedigree so you like what you are seeing with him at this stage of his development. He is working hard to make his own name and was an easy pick for our game. …We don’t give an MVP at these showcases, but Taylor from Kennesaw Mountain would’ve probably gotten it yesterday if we did. He was fast, caught everything thrown his way and was very tough to cover.”

Two eighth grade quarterbacks (Rome’s Reece Fountain and Hillgrove’s Chase McCravy) and one seventh grade quarterback (Houston County’s Antwann Hill Jr.)  were also invited.

“The three middle school quarterbacks definitely stood out to me yesterday,” said Mansell. “You look at the two eighth graders, the Hillgrove and the Rome kid, and you look at the seventh grader, people just couldn’t believe he was 12 years old. Antwann is actually the nephew of UGA offensive guard Trey Hill. He’s already 5-foot-11 and 150 pounds as a rising seventh grader.”

More invitations will be rewarded once the season kicks off and Mansell is already expecting a busy September and October.

“We are done with camps for the year so what I advised everyone to do yesterday is after the first three games, to cut up a minute-long hudl tape and get it to us and we’ll put out another big batch of invites in September and then we’ll do another round in October,” said Mansell. “We’ll probably invite between 100 and 200 kids at the end of September so the game tape will be very important. We’re really looking for two, three or 4-game highlights that are one or one-in-a-half minutes long. That’s really what we’ll need for the evaluation process.”

ABOUT THE CLASSIC

The seventh annual Georgia Elite Classic at McEachern High School will feature a double-header on Dec. 21 between the Seventh Grade All-Stars (4 p.m.) and the Eighth Grade All-Stars (6:30 p.m.). The five remaining contests will take place on Sunday, Dec. 22. Starting things off will be the Senior All-Stars at 10 a.m. followed at 12:30 p.m. by the academically-inspired Brain Bowl that was introduced for the first time at last year’s Classic. The Junior All-Stars will play at 3 p.m., the Freshman All-Stars are slotted for 5:30 p.m. and the Sophomore All-Stars will take the field in the 8 p.m. finale.

In addition to staging the inaugural Brain Bowl, the 2018 Georgia Elite Classic also featured a Seventh and Eighth Grade game for the first time. This dramatically grew the event, and as a result, more the 500 participants and 180 different Georgia High Schools were represented in last year’s games.

To be considered for the 2019 Georgia Elite Classic visit georgiaeliteclassic.com

KENNESAW MOUNTAIN SHOWCASE INVITEES

Class of 2020

S          Rashad Pruitt (Therrell)

TE       James Reddick (Hillgrove)

DE       Jonathen Cross (McEachern)

DE       Christopher Stinson (Cedar Grove)

Class of 2021

G         Chase Soutar   (Woodstock)

QB      Dylan Brody Lackey (Sonoraville)

QB      Deymon Fleming  Jr. (Greater Atlanta Christian)

CB       Kylan Wimbush (Sandy Creek)

CB       William Mitchell III (Parkview)

Class of 2022

OT       Jace Warren (Calhoun)

DE       Cason Henry (Walton)

DE       Andre Guth (Johns Creek)

LB       Derrell Farrar (Grayson)

S          AJ Vaccaro (Creekview)

K         Turner Johnson (Mt. Paran)

Class of 2023

DE       Treveon Campbell (Central Gwinnett)

OT       Connor Lew (Kennesaw Mountain)

QB      Lucian Anderson (Prince Avenue Christian)

TE       Evan Duke (Kennesaw Mountain)

WR      Jailen Taylor (Kennesaw Mountain)

WR      Pearce Spurlin (Walton)

LB       Armon Jackson (Newton)

RB       Tyshon Jenkins (Kennesaw Mountain)

RB       Joseph Taylor Jr. (Central Gwinnett)

Class of 2024

OL       Paul Harrington (Blessed Trinity)

OL       Parker McClendor (McEachern)

DE       Azion Stinson (McEachern)

QB      Reece Fountain (Rome)

QB      Chase McCravy (Hillgrove)

Class of 2025

QB      Antwann Hill Jr. (Houston County)

Dates set for 2019 Georgia Elite Classic; All-Star Games moved before holidays

By Graham David | gdavid@scoreatl.com

The seventh annual Georgia Elite Classic has set the dates for 2019’s All-Star game lineup at McEachern High School. Following registration and the first round of practices on Friday, Dec. 20, a double-header featuring the Seventh Grade All-Stars (4 p.m.) and the Eighth Grade All-Stars (6:30 p.m.) will be played on Dec. 21.

Sunday, Dec. 22 will stage the remaining five contests. Starting things off will be the Senior All-Stars at 10 a.m. followed at 12:30 p.m. by the academically-inspired Brain Bowl that was introduced for the first time at last year’s Classic. The Junior All-Stars will play at 3 p.m., the Freshman All-Stars are slotted for 5:30 p.m. and the Sophomore All-Stars will take the field in the 8 p.m. finale.

In addition to staging the inaugural Brain Bowl, the 2018 Georgia Elite Classic also featured a Seventh and Eighth Grade game for the first time. This dramatically grew the event, and as a result, more the 500 participants and 180 different Georgia High Schools were represented in last year’s games.

McEachern’s state-of-the-art facilities and videoboard technology have also made it possible for the Georgia Elite Classic to introduce exciting in-game features like coach’s challenges and instant replay. In fact, history was made in last year’s Eighth Grade game when American Team head coach Rusty Reed threw the challenge flag on a fumble and got the play reversed to maintain possession and complete the first successful challenge in Georgia high school football history.

The caliber of talent being showcased year after year at the Georgia Elite Classic has amounted to an ever-growing spotlight. Recruiting expert Rusty Mansell of 247Sports will once again be leading this year’s selection committee and making sure that teams are competitively matched up and that playing time is maximized for each of the participants.

For an in-depth look at the 2019 Georgia Elite Classic schedule, please head to http://georgiaeliteclassic.com/schedule/. For more information, please go to http://georgiaeliteclassic.com/ or call 404-246-7819.

Georgia Elite Showcase to Award Final Invitations

Rosters are filling up quickly, but there is still time left. The Georgia Elite Classic is holding one final showcase at Walton High School this Sunday.

A total of 17 player invitations were handed out at the showcase hosted by Grady High School in April, and another 29 were awarded at Lassiter High School in July. Once the football season kicked off shortly after, it prompted the stream of invitations that continues to fill up the final roster slots of the event’s record-setting seven-game lineup slated for Dec. 27-28 at McEachern High School.

The lineup of games features a 7th and 8th Grade double-header, and concludes the following day with a Freshman, Sophomore, Junior and Senior Game, as well as the first-ever Brain Bowl. Leading the enormous task of player evaluations has been 247Sports analyst Rusty Mansell, and he sees the showcase as an opportunity to ensure these coveted final roster spots are carefully considered.

“Roster spots are at a premium this year for sure,” said Mansell. “Deciding the last spots in these games is so important, especially because we have so many players that are submitting film and forms online to be considered. By holding this showcase, it is one more opportunity for me to get to evaluate players across the grades up close. So I think it’s a great opportunity, and why this showcase is going to be so important.”

The showcase is open to players in the Class of 2019 down to the Class of 2024—and offers multiple opportunities as a result. This is the first year that there is a 7th and 8th Grade game being played, but there is already a strong tradition of star power that surrounds the 8th Grade Game with names like OLB Owen Pappoe (Grayson, Auburn); WR Dominick Blaylock (Walton, UGA) and RB Steele Chambers (Blessed Trinity, Ohio State) as past participants.

Invites are also able to shine during the practice sessions that lead up to the games, and this was the case last December with Marietta’s Class of 2020 standout Arik Gilbert—who was working with the Sophomore American Team at the time. The 6-foot-5 athlete already had more than 30 offers when he accepted his invitation to play in the game, but there was still plenty to gain. Gilbert’s participation was ultimately his audition for a spot in the U.S. Army All-American game, and it took him just one practice session to receive the official invite.

Equally gratifying, Pepperrell High School saw a pair of its players reach the next level as a direct result of participating in last year’s Georgia Elite. Quarterback Trevor Thomas and wide receiver T.J. Watkins were invited to play in the Senior Game and did not have a single offer between them beforehand. Both had great weeks of practice, while competing with guys from larger classifications, and capped it with outstanding performances in the big game. Watkins led the Senior American Team with four catches, while Thomas ran in their game-winning 33-yard touchdown in the fourth quarter. Thomas earned a scholarship at Maryville in Tennessee and Watkins is contributing as a freshman this year for undefeated Barry (9-0) team.

The Brain Bowl adds another layer to the recruiting opportunities—and calls for eligible academic standouts from the sophomore, junior and senior classes to make up its two rosters. Eligibility requires proof of a 3.0 grade-point average, a combined two-part (math and reading) SAT score of at least 1000 and an ACT score of at least 22.

Click Here to sign up for the showcase and get more information on the Classic at GeorgiaEliteClassic.com.

 

2018 Georgia Elite Classic Game Schedule

At McEachern High School

Thursday, Dec. 27

7th Grade Elite 4 p.m.

8th Grade Elite 6 p.m.

Friday, Dec. 28

Senior Elite 10 a.m.

Brain Bowl 12:30 p.m.

Junior Elite 3 p.m.

Freshman Elite 5:30 p.m.

Sophomore Elite 8 p.m.

29 earn invites to Georgia Elite Classic All-Star games in December

The Georgia Elite Classic Showcase held at Lassiter High School on July 15 awarded 29 of its attendees with invitations to compete in the Georgia Elite Classic’s lineup of all-star games this upcoming December. The players participating spanned from the Class of 2019 through the Class of 2024 and showcase coordinator, Georgia Elite Classic Director of Player Personnel and 247Sports analyst Rusty Mansell managed the evaluation process.

“That was a lot more than I imagined,” said Mansell of the turnout. “It was one of the times where I not only had to scout a wide variety of prospects, but from rising seventh graders up to rising seniors. Usually I am focusing on two or three classes of kids, but this was a lot more.”

This offseason’s earlier showcase, which took place at Grady High School on April 21, handed out 17 invitations, but it started at the Class of 2019 and stopped at the Class of 2021. The announcement that this year’s Georgia Elite Classic would be adding a 7th and 8th grade game came three weeks after the Grady showcase and opened the door for the six middle schoolers that earned invites this weekend: Running back Harlem Diamond, Defensive end Justin Benton and defensive tackle Gatlin Hancock earned spots in the 8th grade game and running back Caden Williams and quarterbacks Reece Fountain and DeMarius Hines earned spots in the 7th grade game.

Pace Academy running back Donavan Johnson clocked a 4.8 in the 40 and was one of the 10 Class of 2022 prospects invited to play in this year’s freshman game. Xian Cowher, who played for the Freshman American Team at last year’s Georgia Elite Classic, ran an impressive 4.65 and got invited back to be featured in this year’s sophomore game. Hillgrove cornerback Noah Abrams was also invited to play in the sophomore game and posted a 4.61. North Paulding running back Noah Alleyne ran a 4.64 and was one of the seven that earned a spot in the junior game.

“Let’s be honest,” Mansell said. “These kids are paining for an opportunity to be showcased and we are providing that platform in a bigtime event and a bigtime arena. We are not just taking anybody for this event. The state of Georgia is producing, over multiple all-star games, we feel like we will put our rosters up against anyone. It’s so deep in the state of Georgia. I don’t think we have to hype it. We are going to work hard to get the invites to the right people and we look forward to it.”

 

Lassiter Showcase Invitees

Class of 2020

OG TJ Parks (Cherokee)

QB/OLB Niko Vangarelli (Mt. Paran)

QB Blaine McAllister (Lovett)

DE Christopher Stinson (Cedar Grove)

RB Noah Alleyne (North Paulding)

WR Jacob Jarrett (Roswell)

WR Rasheed Singleton (Jonesboro)

Class of 2021

DE Jamaal Jones (McEachern)

WR Xian Cowher (Augusta Prep)

DE Nicholas Claypole (Lanier)

CB Noah Abrams (Hillgrove)

LB Carter Kubow (North Paulding)

WR Briley Stilwell (North Paulding)

Class of 2022

LB Carlos Cervantes (Marietta)

OT Ryan Purves (Walton)

QB Ray Morrison (Northwest Whitfield)

WR D’Angelo Ezell (Grayson)

LB Gage Leonard (Christian Heritage)

RB Donavan Johnson (Pace Academy)

RB Sean Downer (Grayson)

LB Easton Burgess (Grayson)

WR Kamrin Brunson (Grayson)

QB Sebastian Irons (Dacula)

Class of 2023

RB Harlem Diamond (Cedartown)

DE Justin Benton (Veterans)

DT Gatlin Hancock (Darlington)

Class of 2024

RB Caden Williams (Calhoun)

QB Reece Fountain (Rome)

QB DeMarius Hines (Westlake)

 

2018 Georgia Elite Classic Game Schedule

At McEachern

Thursday, Dec. 27

7th Grade Elite 4 p.m.

8th Grade Elite 6 p.m.

Friday, Dec. 28

Senior Elite 10 a.m.

Brain Bowl 12:30 p.m.

Junior Elite 3 p.m.

Freshman Elite 5:30 p.m.

Sophomore Elite 8 p.m.