In conjunction with Version 4.0 of the Recruit Georgia’s Player Rankings, we are releasing an updated Position Rankings breakdown. Below are those athletes that project on the defensive side of the ball along with kickers.
With the Spring Evaluation Period still going on, there are hundreds of scholarships offers yet to come for athletes in the Peach State. The month of May has been crazy, and for the first time Georgia high schools have played spring games against one another.
The rankings will be reviewed again later on this summer, so if you feel overlooked please fill out our PROSPECT FORM to increase your exposure to college coaches.
There was no major movement in the all-purpose back position rankings, but there are several new entries. Of note are Kareem Rogers (Stockbridge-Woodland) at #9 and Joseph Daniels, Jr. (Chattahoochee)at #10. Rogers has recently picked up offers from Navy, Syracuse and Tulane. Christian Malloy out of Parkview received an offer from P5 Indiana recently, he is a name to watch for this summer.
Most of the prospects listed under the athlete category could project on either side of the ball. There are two players that made significant upward movement. Tijai Whatley of the Darlington School jumps from #11 to #6. Whatley has over a dozen offers including Boston College, Kansas, Rutgers and Wake Forest. Also ascending is Valdosta two-way standout Jayce Rogers. Rogers jumps from #13 to #8 in the position ranking and possesses Power Five offers from Iowa and West Virginia.
The only big mover along the interior offensive line belongs to Blake Anderson of West Forsyth. Anderson jumps from #22 to #17 and has picked up an offer from Virginia. The highest new entry is Courtney Perkins of Monroe Comprehensive at #18.
There are no new tackles in the latest version of the Recruit Georgia’s Player Rankings. This is one of the leanest and unfortunately the most coveted bodies in the class of 2018. Jalen Goss of Lowndes is the big shaker and mover jumping from #8 to #5. The former defensive end recently committed to the Florida Gators.
Possibly the hottest prospect in the state right now is signal caller Jarren Williams of Central Gwinnett. Williams recently de-committed from Kentucky while picking up SEC offers from Alabama, Florida and Georgia. He moves from #6 at his position to #3. The two highest new entries are Demarcus Irons (Grayson) and Marquise Cooper (Pebblebrook). They come in at #15 and #16 respectively.
Three players noteworthy of upward mobility at the running back position are Anthony Grant, Jr. (Buford), Jalynn Sykes (Rome) and Terrick Smalls (Benedictine). Grant has seen his recruitment explode with nearly 20 offers including Power Five schools Arkansas, Georgia Tech, Michigan State and Ole Miss. Sykes has hit the dozen mark for offers which include Arkansas, Michigan State, Ole Miss and Tennessee. Smalls has had several stellar performances on the spring camp circuit picking up offers from Appalachian state and Boston College. The highest new entry at #16 is Marcel Murray of Hiram.
This is a very talented and deep position in Georgia. The two biggest movers are Ben Bresnahan (West Forsyth) and John FitzPatrick (Marist). Bresnahan slides down #5 to #4 adding offers from Kentucky, Minnesota, Mississippi State and Ole Miss. Fitzpatrick is now #3 and has more than 40 offers at this time which include Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi State, Ole Miss, Pitt, Tennessee, Vanderbilt and Wake Forest. Possibly the hottest new entry regardless of position is Tommy Tremble of Johns Creek. Tremble went from nothing to over 20 offers which include schools like Georgia, Maryland, Notre Dame, South Carolina, Tennessee and West Virginia.
This is by far the deepest and most talented offensive position in the State of Georgia with 46 players ranked. Six wide outs made significant jumps in their position ranking. Richmond Hill speedster Sam James moved from #10 to #5. Peach County prolific pass catcher Kearis Jackson jumped from #12 to #9. Parkview’s Miles Marshall moved from #19 to #15. Lowndes Viking Tayvon Kyle jumped eight spots moving from #28 to #21. The biggest mover and shaker at the receiver position was Cartersville standout EJ Turner; he went from #39 to #24. Finally the Jumpin’ Jack Joker of Jenkins, Tyrone Scott, moved from #34 to #26. The two highest new entries are Jordan Bonner (Carrollton) and Rory Starkey (Hapeville Charter). They come in at #27 and #28 respectively.