Welcome to the Recruit Georgia 2019 All-State selections! We will be staggering out our selections throughout the week, so please stay tuned to see our teams for each classification. Down below you will find the Player of the Year vote, the All-State team with a write-up underneath and lastly our honorable mention picks! Voting will end Sunday night at 5 PM for Player of the Year and you can only vote once per hour. – NOTE: we will blacklist IP address who choose to use a VPN to create fraudulent votes. Also, be sure to leave a comment down at the bottom of the page and share your thoughts! MORE ALL-STATE TEAMS
QB – Hunter Costlow, Jones Co.
RB – Jo’Quavious Marks, Carver-Atlanta
RB – Ahijah Blackwell, Rome
RB – Aalijah King, Griffin
WR – Jairus Mack, Clarke Central
WR – Jontavis Robertson, Jones Co.
FLEX – Nate McCollum, Dutchtown
TE – Billy Ward, Locust Grove
OL – Aiden Gaines, Rome
OL – Seth McLaughlin, Buford
OL – Jacob Smith, Buford
OL – Austin Blaske, South Effingham
OL – Broderick Jones, Lithonia
OL – Quantavious Leslie, Rome
K – Hayden Olsen, Buford
ATH – Sam Brown, New Hampstead
DL – Jackson Powell, Buford
DL – William Anderson, Dutchtown
DL – Nazir Stackhouse Columbia
DL – Dezmond Tell, Dutchtown
DL/LB – Kevin Swint, Carrollton
LB – Chaz Chambliss, Carrollton
LB – Branson Hall, Kell
LB – Demarcus Robinson, Warner Robins
LB – Michael Mincey, Ware Co.
LB – Ahmad Walker, Warner Robins
DB – Tracy Hill, Clarke Central
DB – Jalen Huff, Buford
DB – Cole Bishop, Starr’s Mill
DB – Sheldon Arnold, Loganville
DB – Dominic Bass, Jones Co.
P – Daniel Gibbs, Veterans
RET – Antoine Johnson, Eagles Landing
Hunter Costlow is our Class 5-A pick at quarterback. He was a Preseason All-State pick, and confirmation bias aside, the senior is well deserving. He led the classification with 3020 yards passing, and was among the leaders with his 117 QBR and 29 touchdowns. Probably the biggest improvement this year was Costlow’s decision-making, where he dropped his interception total down to 4. The 2020 prospect led the classification with 215 yards per game and his 65% completion rate was the highest of any player with over 200 attempts.
Carver-Atlanta’s Jo’Quavious Marks put together a special career. His senior year he led 5-A with 1961 rushing yards and his 11.7 yards per carry was near the very tops in the entire state. Marks, who signed with Miss State, is one of the more explosive players in the entire state, and ripped off 23 touchdowns in 2019. Ahijah Blackwell was new to the starting role at Rome, but settled in quickly to become one of 5-A’s leading rushers with 1568 yards, ripping off a 130.7 yards per game. He put up nearly 8 yards per carry and had 22 touchdowns on the year. The last running back spot goes to Aalijah King from Griffin. The senior back is a power-house runner who had over 140 yards per game of total offense and over 20 touchdowns on the year too. King returned a few punts for a touchdown as well. Right now, the senior is still uncommitted.
Jairus Mack was the human blur this year, and he utilized that speed to lead the classification with 1241 receiving yards (95.5 yards per game) and 18 touchdowns. Mack burned any and every defense this year for huge offensive gains, and you should expect the junior to be a coveted recruit over the next year. Jontavis Robertson from Jones Co. was 2nd in the classification with 1162 receiving yards and 9 touchdowns. The explosive senior averaged 83 yards per game and signed on with Duke this week. Nate McCollum was named Region Athlete of the Year and makes our flex spot on the All-State team. His versatility was on full display as he totaled 1040 all-purpose yards and 14 touchdowns on the year. McCollum signed on with Georgia Tech where he is also expected to play baseball. Billy Ward is another Georgia Tech signee making the All-State team. The senior has soft hands, and led all tight ends in 5-A with 35 receptions for 563 yards. That’s a 16.1 yards per reception for the senior jumbo-pass-catcher.
Aiden Gaines from Rome makes the All-State team. He is one of the best run blockers in the entire state, and at the next level his skill set will be put to good use as he is committed to Army. To quote a coach from a region rival, “He’s one of the best I have ever seen.” Seth McLaughlin out of Buford helped his squad carve out over 3000 yards rushing against one of the toughest schedules in the entire state regardless of classification. The 2020 recruit moved around the LOS at Buford, but is considered one of the best centers in the country, and signed his LOI to Alabama. His Buford teammate Jacob Smith also makes the 5-A team. The junior packs a punch when blocking and shows very good fundamentals while engaged – it is easy to see him racking up the offers during this recruiting cycle. Austin Blaske does not need to worry about offers, the senior is locked into attending UGA. Blaske is one of the strongest players in the entire state with over a 600 lbs. squat, which is incredible for a 6’5″ offensive linemen. Broderick Jones out of Lithonia is the best combination of huge and athletic in the entire state of Georgia. The former full time basketball player blossomed over the last few years at Lithonia, and will look to continue that progress into elite status at the next level. As of now, Jones has not signed to any one school during the early signing period. Quantavious Leslie is the 2nd Rome player to make the All-State team. The 6’4″ 290 lbs. linemen is very athletic and gets out in space making tough blocks. As of now, he has not signed with a school, and should be considered one of the best uncommitted seniors still available, especially on the offensive line.
Hayden Olsen was very accurate this year knocking in 9 of his 11 field goal attempts including a big one in overtime in the state title game to give Buford the championship. His longest kick was from 47 yards out. Sam Brown out of New Hampstead earns the All-State athlete spot. His combined 5 touchdowns on special teams and defense in combination with his 7 receiving touchdowns really showcases the versatility of the senior. Brown was met with a flurry of offers late from Florida and Georgia, but the senior ultimately committed to West Virginia. After jumping into his 2019 film, it will be interesting to see where Brown ends up at the next level, as we have always thought of him as a high-upside receiver.
Jackson Powell spent a good portion of the year with a huge cast on his hand, but that didn’t stop him from creating havoc in the backfield. The Buford senior finished the year with 12 tackles for loss and 8 sacks with 24 quarterback pressures too. The All-Gwinnett County 2nd team defender signed on with Army. William Anderson is another Alabama commit on our All-State team. The elite athlete at defensive end was named Region Defensive Player of the Year and was a leader in both tackles for loss and sacks. Nazir Stackhouse out of Columbia led all of DeKalb County in tackles for loss this year with 29, which also led 5-A too. The senior also had 9.5 sacks on the year and signed on with UGA. One of the quickest swim moves in the state belongs to Dezmond Tell out of Dutchtown, and he earns an All-State spot alongside his teammates Anderson and McCollum. The 2020 recruit is very quick getting into the backfield and will take his talent over to Louisville next year. Kevin Swint from Carrollton had a huge season that earned him Region Player of the Year honors. The 2020 Clemson signee had 96 tackles, of which 27.5 were for a loss and 12.5 sacks. Swint has made the All-State team 3x now on our website, his elite athleticism should be a spectacle at Clemson.
Chaz Chambliss is another Carrollton player to make the 5-A team. The 2021 linebacker averaged right at 10.9 tackles per game and had 25.5 tackles for loss and one 15.5 sacks – both near the tops in all of 5-A. Chambliss is a stout athlete who hits like a jackhammer. Branson Hall from Kell had some tough competition in his region with the two players listed above, but still had a special season with 149 tackles and 22 tackles for a loss. The unsigned senior is hearing from multiple P5 and G5 programs at the time of writing this. He earned All-Cobb County honors at linebacker. Demarcus Robinson led the entire classification with 119 solo tackles on the year and had 168 tackles total. The lightening-quick junior linebacker had 19 tackles for loss and 8 sacks too. Michael Mincey is another junior to make this linebacker corps. Just take a moment and roll through his film, and it is easy to see why the Ware County athlete was named Region Defensive Player of the Year – over some very good competition too. Mincey looks like a top 50 recruit in the state for the class of 2021. The last spot goes to another junior, and it is Warner Robins’ Ahmad Walker. Anyone who watched the state title game had to be impressed with Walker, he was all over the field knocking back blockers, getting huge tackles and just having an impact on the game. Walker finished off the year with 101 tackles, 18 tackles for loss and 10 sacks.
Clarke Central’s Tracy Hill is a long 6’3″ cornerback prospect who ended up leading 5-A with 7 interceptions on the season. He was lockdown too, only getting a handful of tackles each game while also claiming 7 pass breakups. Buford’s Jalen Huff had a quiet season, a good kind of at least. He was not targeted much, as offenses just did not see Huff’s side of the field as viable. The Buford defensive back was lockdown in the state semifinals against Jones County, holding their top receiver to his lowest offensive output of the entire season. Huff is signed on to Georgia Tech. Starr’s Mill made it all the way to the state semifinals just playing good ole fashioned option football, but on the defensive side they had a stud in junior safety Cole Bishop. The 2021 student-athlete had a spectacular year totaling 101 tackles (80 solo), 9 pass breakups and 5 interceptions on the year, while also forcing two fumbles. He already holds offers from Duke and GT – definitely a recruit to watch going forward. Sheldon Arnold came into the season with a chip on his shoulder, and proved a lot of doubters wrong when he earned Region Player of the Year. The Loganville safety had 101 tackles and had 6 tackles for loss too. The 6’2″ 185-pounds Arnold is still uncommitted, but starting to get more D1 interest. The last All-State defensive back pick goes to Dominic Bass from Jones County. The small versatile defender led all defensive backs in 5-A with 139. He was a ball-magnet with 4 interceptions, 3 forced fumbles and also breaking up 17 passes too. Bass is a tough physical player with a high IQ for the game.
Veteran’s Daniel Gibbs takes the All-State punter spot. His 40.2 yard average with a long of 66 yards is very good, but even more eye-catching was his 18 punts that settled inside the 20 yard line. The last spot goes to Antoine Johnson from Eagle’s Landing, who is our All-State returner. The senior took back two returns on the year and was voted Special Teams Player of the Year in his region. Johnson is a dynamic play-maker in all three facets of the game for Eagle’s Landing High School.
T Lee, Buford/Jonathan Brown, Riverwood/Demarjhe Lewis, Griffin/Devin Lee, Ola/John Prince, Stockbridge/Jurel Armstrong, New Hampstead 3 int’s and 5 FF’s and 2 FR 51 tackles/Trey-von Chancey, Wayne Co./Jalen Barnum, Wayne Co./Kaleb Patton, Riverwood/Baylen Sanders, Ola/Josh Martin, Hiram/Asmar Hasan Jr, Lithonia/Chandler Martin, Arabia Mt/Tommy Beuglas, Buford/Rayquan Jones, Rome/Conner Griffin, Jones Co./Chandler Durham, Ola/John Grant, SW DeKalb/Jacob Braggs, Wayne Co./Gaven Garner, Wayne Co./Jerdavian Colbert, Cedar Shoals/Kalen Sims, Starr’s Mill/O’Brien Barnett, Clarke Central/Octavious Griffin, Columbia/Vincent Dinkins, Kell/Trey Oudt, Kell/Corbin LaFrance, Kell/Smael Mondon, Paudling Co./ Tahari Tate, Bainbridge/Isaac Ward, Clarke Central/Jalen Addie, Warner Robins/Myles Morris, Carrollton/Darshaveious Foster, Griffin/Taylor Jackson, South Effingham/Hunter Kautz, Ola/Thomas Castellanos, Ware Co./Jahlen Rutherford, Warner Robins/Gabe Ervin, Buford/Mecose Todd, Carrollton/Ben Bodne, Starr’s Mill/Maleek Wooten, Jones Co./Keishon Jackson, Paulding Co./Nathaniel Wiggins, Grady/Khalil Roach, Lithonia/Jaquavious Hines, Jackson-Atlanta/Marcayll Jones, Warner Robins/Dylan Stockunas, Hiram/Anthony Thomas, New Hampstead/Justin McKithen, New Hampstead/Tremain Moore, Riverdale/Jamoi Mayes, Griffin/Terrell Jester, Griffin/Dialo Mosley, Carver-Atlanta/Deon Richardson, Jones Co./Hunter Tindall, South Effingham/Ra’Shun Jackson, Thomas Co. Central/Amari Peterson, Bainbridge/Micah Binford, Whitewater/Javious Bond, Jones Co./Tevin McCray, Bainbridge/Ashtanyrein Duncan, Lithia Springs/Tykeem Wallace, Thomas County Central/Tyler Nelome, Dutchtown/Devin Delain, Dutchtown/Nick Burge, Rome/Jaheim Wilson, Cedar Shoals/Octavious Howard, Banneker/Jaden Echols, Griffin/Tim Jones, Rome/Robert Johnson, Carrollton/Jamario Washington, Lithia Springs/Kamron Smith, Veterans/ Kedrek Smith, Veterans/Griffin Scroggs, Buford/Kyle Kennard, Riverwood/Khalil Anderson, Riverwood/Amari Jackson/Eagle’s Landing/Jeremiah Rowe, Jackson-Atlanta/Kobe Harris, Banneker/Jaiden Williams, Cedar Shoals/Alvin James, Grady/Winston Reese, Union Grove/Aquinas Stillwell/Trevon Williams, Loganville/Legend Doggett, Ola/Bobby Sims, Carver-Atlanta/Carrington Robinson, Thomas Co. Central/Evan Rogers, Whitewater/Damean Dominguez, Carrollton/Conner Sadler, Thomas Co. Central/Michael Wilson, Lithia Springs/Cecil Fisher, Columbia/Garrett Baughman, Jones Co./Jason Moore, Dutchtown/Aquil Muhammad, SW DeKalb/Williams Hemsley, Columbia/Chris Newby, Jackson-Atlanta/Caleb Fisher, Columbia/Mekhi Gilstrap, SW DeKalb/Walter Forte, Jonesboro/Mike Scandrett, Riverdale/Emmanue Orusa, Fayette Co./Grayson Bullard, Whitewater/Lorenzo Clemons, Griffin/Joseph Rampey, Starr’s Mill/Williams Tims, Jonesboro/Davion Westmoreland, Griffin/Ladedric Castellanos, Ware County/Brendan Jackson, Statesboro/Kevin Weatherspoon, Ware Co./Xavier Lee, Statesboro/Logan Pritchard, Wayne Co./Taurean Johnson, Dutchtown/Malik Gaither, Woodland-Stockbridge/Jevon McDonald, Stockbridge/Jackson Jones, Stockbridge/Corey Minner, Dutchtown/Montavious Cunningham, Clarke Central/Steven Wakefield, Cedar Shoals/Hunter Ellspermann, Decatur/Deshane Landon, Jackson-Atlanta/Cleve Jordan, Paulding Co./Arthur Nwandu, Kell/Josh Burney, Jones Co./Lyndon Cooper, Carrollton/David Gbadie, Cass/Rayne Chuma, East Paulding/Manny Thompson, Warner Robins/Jatavious Bryant, Warner Robins/Jamal Hill, Kell/JeQuavious Bowles, Lagrange/Solomon Riggins, Dutchtown/Jamarius Isaac, Buford/Tommy Wright, Southwest DeKalb/Neriyan Brown, North Springs/William Griffin, South Effingham/Tailique Williams, Harris Co./Austin Simmons, Riverwood/Terrel Carmichael, Carrollton/Jalen Gary, Clarke Central