7/5 Recruiting Recap

Welcome to another edition of the Recruiting Recap! Thanks for stopping by, and if you are new here, this feature covers this week’s offers, commitments, 3 recruiting tidbits, and our sleeper of the day.

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Sleeper of the Day

Jakoby Diamond
2025 DL

Jakoby Diamond is the cousin to our 2022 Class 4A Player of the Year, Harlem Diamond, and just like his kin, Jakoby plays the game the right way with a lot of intensity and passion. Diamond is a powerful defensive tackle prospect who can squat over 600 lbs. and plays with a low center of gravity, which allows him to anchor the middle extremely well. Off the hoof, Diamond shows really good fluidity for his frame and strength, so he changes directions pretty well. Couple Diamond’s good agility with his elite strength, and you have a stout defensive tackle prospect who rightly earned Region Defensive Lineman of the Year in 2023. He is intense off the snap and consistently gets good leverage while taking on blockers. Diamond plays with quick hands too, and can get off blocks with this nice over move. Shows good balance keeping his feet on cut blocks while playing DE, shoots the gap, and makes a lot of nice tackles from the backside. Diamond recently power-cleaned 365 lbs., which suggests that he has made some explosive gains this offseason. Diamond is a strong candidate for All-State in 2024.


Peyton Joseph
2025 Houston Co.
Florida State

Joseph has shown elite fundamentals playing at Peach County even as a freshman and will be a centerpiece of the OL this fall at Houston Co. The senior is one of the top IOL in the state, and continues Florida State’s strong push into the state.

Makhi Williams-Lee
2025 Lakeside
NC State

Throw out the star ratings, the 6’2″ 275 lbs. Williams-Lee was the most productive defensive lineman in all of DeKalb County in 2023 and rightfully earned All-County honors. There is a lot of talent coming out of DeKalb County each year, and almost no one else could match his 22-tackle for a loss and 10-sack season – amazing numbers in just 10 games. NC State grabbed a big-time talent here in Williams-Lee.

Josiah Victor
2025 Grayson
Boston College

The Grayson product is explosive running a max top speed of 19.9 miles per hour with a 6’2″ 290 lbs. frame. Boston College is earning the commitment of a defensive lineman with real chase-down speed and that outstanding athleticism gives Victor a lot of versatility. You can see why almost 30 D1 programs were after the Grayson senior.

Chandler Covington
2025 Grayson
Georgia State

The high-upside 6’3″ 210 lbs. edge defender was offered by Georgia State on June 18th and committed yesterday. Covington is just starting to fill out his frame adding 10 lbs. recently and posted a max top speed of 20.1 MPH in June. Georgia State had to beat out a late push from Ball State and Arkansas State to grab his commitment.

Alexander Sanchez
2025 Grayson
Western Kentucky

Sanchez is the 3rd Grayson senior to commit this week. The 6’3″ receiver is someone we highlighted towards the end of last month as a high-upside receiver who is set for a +1000 yard season. Western Kentucky is striking early with this commitment and it should pay dividends.

Cole Norred
2025 Carrollton

Norred is a technically sound blocker that the Black Knights just love to find in the state. He’s around 6’3″ and 285 lbs. offensive lineman with a lot of versatility to play OG or C at the next level. Norred has made some good strides in the weight room this offseason and is set for a big year for the top-ranked Carrollton squad.

Hollis Davidson
2025 McIntosh

Davidson reaffirms his commitment to Auburn. The high-pointing 6’6″ receiving tight end has been a highlight reel this offseason at various 7v7’s. Davidson’s skill level and size are elite, so you can see why colleges continue to steer his loyalty away from Auburn, but he continues to hold his commitment.

Dylan Villarouel
2025 North Forsyth
James Madison

What do North Forsyth and James Madison have in common? Both schools have a deep rich color purple that dawns their uniforms and now have the talented Dylan Villarouel’s football talents. The strong offensive lineman camped last month at James Madison and earned an offer soon after. Villarouel is a great student with a 3.9 GPA and is a great fit for the program. See this cool recap video HERE.

Tavion Wallace
2025 Wayne Co.

Wallace surprises many recruiting pundits around the country with his commitment to Arkansas this week. The speed merchant out of Wayne County is one of the most disruptive players on either side of the football in Georgia. The 6’1″ Wallace projects as one of the top linebackers in the country at the college level and chose the Razorbacks over Florida State, Florida, and Georgia.

Andrew Stargel
2025 Roswell

Stargel is a fundamental sound swing lineman with a lot of potential at the next level. The 6’4″ 305 lbs. offensive lineman has gained nearly 20 lbs. over the last year and is a First Team All-State candidate this fall. UCF earns the commitment of one of the most versatile blockers in the class of ’25; he should grow into a dependable starter for the Knights.

Tobi Adewoyin
2025 North Atlanta
Kennesaw State

The big-hitting safety at North Atlanta sets the tone with physical play over the middle of the field. At 6’1″ 185 lbs., Adewoyin measures up his tackles and unloads some huge hits in the open field. Kennesaw State earns a big early commitment for them; potentially a change in trend with them going FBS.

Jax Murphy
2025 Mill Creek
Air Force

Mill Creek senior is one of the top offensive linemen in Gwinnett County. Murphy is a sticky blocker who does a great job of getting leverage on the defender and driving his legs through the attempt. His motor and run-blocking prowess appear to be a great fit for Air Force.

TJ Lester
2025 Milton
Eastern Kentucky

Mr. Dependable for Milton in 2023 will be back, and ready to continue his role in their offense as their do-it-all back. He can move the chains while also providing excellent blocking in pass protection. Lester gives EKU a rock-solid commit with a championship pedigree and NFL bloodline.

Ayaan Sharfudeen
2025 Lakeside-Evans

At 6’5″ and right at 300 lbs., Sharfudeen provides Bryant a blocker on the edge with prototypical size. The senior out of Augusta has been sharpening his game this offseason and getting a lot of good reps at summer college camps; we think he is set for an excellent upcoming season.

Gavin Askew
2025 Hillgrove

Cobb County is never light on talent, so earning a commitment from a talent-rich part of the state is a big win for the staff entering year 2 at Liberty. Askew is a 6’3″ 240 lbs. defensive end who produced at a high level in 2023 with 5 sacks and 12 tackles for a loss. He is a technically sound defensive lineman with a good motor after the ball. He chose the Flames over offers from East Carolina, Temple, WKU, and several more D1 options. 


Nathan Gardner
2025 Prep

Langston Hogg
2026 Cartersville

Ayden Cain
2026 Dutchtown

JJ Grant
2025 Hephzibah
Beloit College

Ivis McNeal
2025 Lanier
Beloit College

Jamari Benjamin
2025 Westlake

Joshua Johnson
2025 Collins Hill
Fort Valley State

Michael Beard
2025 Seminole Co.
Beloit College

Alexander Faruq
2025 Peachtree Ridge
Beloit College

Jesus Escalera
2025 Hephzibah
Beloit College

Brax Kitchens
2025 Cartersville
Beloit College

Miles Harris
2025 Sekinger
Beloit College

Todd Glover
2025 Crisp Co.
Beloit College

Marquis Williams
2025 Brooks Co.
Tennessee State

Simeon Adewale
2025 South Paulding
Beloit College

Justis Lester
2025 Alexander
Beloit College

Xavier Tiller
2026 Hughes

Jaden Holder
2025 South Gwinnett

Talen Frett
2025 Lovett

Casey Barner
2028 Douglass

Bear McWhorter
2026 Cass

Cortez Redding
2026 Jonesboro

Key’more Kendrick
2025 Warren Co.
Morgan State

Three ‘n Out

Westlake senior Juan Gaston Jr. has his commitment date set between Oregon, Tennessee, South Carolina, and Georgia. The 6’8″ 330 lbs. offensive tackle has some of the best professional upside of any player coming out of the state from this entire class. Mark your calendar for August 2nd to hear his final decision.

An incoming freshman to keep an eye on his Casey Barner out of Douglass. The 2028 athlete is already on P4 schools’ radars and set to be an impact player this upcoming fall. Watch for the 5’11” 175 lbs. athlete to be one of the early national recruits from the class of ’28. He has that ‘it’ factor. Just watch this 93-yard interception at the FBU All-Star game.

This year’s Hebron Christian spring game was slightly different for the Cannon family. Adam Cannon, a senior and 3-year starter for the Lions, shows some pointers to his little brother, Sam Cannon, who is an incoming freshman. Talk about an exciting moment and surely more this upcoming fall.


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