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 8 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 – Tate Rodemaker, Valdosta
RB – Jahmyr Gibbs, Dalton
RB – Jalen Rouse, Richmond Hill
RB – TK Mack, North Atlanta
WR – Parker Self, South Paulding
WR – Javonte Sherman, Valdosta
WR – Asante Das, Allatoona
WR – Tyler Eith, Dunwoody
TE – Miles Campbell, South Paulding
OL – Parker Rogers, Lee Co.
OL – Cole Storey, Harrison
OL – Nick Lundeberg, Allatoona
OL – Jordan Williams, Gainesville
OL – John Williams, Creekview
OL – Riley Adcock, Dacula
K – Jude Kelley, Allatoona
ATH – Jimmy Calloway, Morrow
DL – Nathan Vickers, Richmond Hill
DL – Jonathan Jefferson, Co.
DL – JaQuari Wiggles, Mays
DL – Simeon Barrow, Grovetown
DL/LB – Phillip Webb, Lanier
LB – Khatavian Franks, Creekside
LB – Tyson Meiguez, Creekside
LB – Ryan Smith, Harrison
LB – Wesley Steiner, Houston Co.
LB – Jon Ross Maye, Johns Creek
DB – Jordan Clark, Richmond Hill
DB – Victor Pless, Harrison
DB – Durante Jones, Mays
DB – Kris Thomas, Alpharetta
DB – Kaleb Edwards, Dacula
P – Chase Gabriel, Glynn Academy
The Class 6-A All-State quarterback goes to Tate Rodemaker from Valdosta high school. The newly-signed Florida State recruit had 3225 yards throwing the football and a classification leading 42 touchdowns. Rodemaker has a powerful arm and hummed the football with efficiency posting 127.2 QBR, which was also tops among quarterbacks with over 200 attempts on the year. The 2019 Region Athlete of the Year can flat out spin it, and will look to set ACC defenses on fire in the coming years.
Dalton senior Jahmyr Gibbs took the state rushing crown this year with 2554 yards rushing and a whopping 232.2 yards per game. Yes, you read that right, and even going up against the eventual state champs in Harrison, Gibbs ran wild for 220 yards. Gibbs had 40 touchdowns on the year while also rushing for 11 yards per carry. The electric Dalton back has been a long time commit to Georgia Tech, but did not sign in the early period, and in fact earned new offers from Texas and Florida State this week. His recruitment could go national over the next month. Senior running back Jalen Rouse was the driving force to Richmond Hill’s state semifinal run this season. Rouse had 1754 yards rushing at a 134.9 yard per game clip. The senior has an explosive first step and then has the top end speed to burn the defense for long impact plays. Rouse is a relatively under-recruited player at this moment, but once more colleges get a hold of his film that should change. Another back joining the exclusive 2k yard club was TK Mack from North Atlanta. The senior back has incredible balance fighting for every yard possible and totaled 2087 yards, which was 2nd in the class. His 189.7 yards per game average was 2nd behind Gibbs for the 6-A lead. Mack was named Region Player of the Year for his efforts, and is still unsigned at this moment. The senior is a fighter, and you cannot teach the heart and determination he runs with.
Coasting into the All-State receiver spot is South Paulding’s Parker Self. The 2020 wide receiver led the classification with 1508 yards at 125.7 yards per game. Showing a nice blend of speed, quickness and route running – Self was nearly impossible to stop in one of the toughest regions in 6-A. His 19 touchdowns on the year led the entire state of Georgia and he hauled in 93 receptions, which was 3rd in the state too. Javonte Sherman was hot on Self’s heels with the touchdown lead. The junior receiver out of Valdosta posted 18 on the year by our count and averaged right at 105.1 yards per game. Sherman is a dynamic player in space who can make defenders miss with ease. Asante Das did not receive nearly as many targets as the receivers listed above, but made great use of his opportunities. The Allatoona senior had 1123 yards on the season and a classification leading 28.8 yards per catch. He also put up a tremendous 16 touchdowns on the year. Dunwoody’s Tyler Eith might not have been an All-State favorite during the preseason, but that is why we play the games. The 2020 pass-catcher had 1202 yards receiving on the year and crossed the endzone 10 times. Eith shows tremendous hands hauling in passes with defenders draped over him. The tight end spot goes to Miles Campbell out of South Paulding. The junior led all tight ends in 6-A with 620 yards receiving, 54 receptions and 7 touchdowns. Campbell already has a handful of P5 offers, and is considered one of the best 2021 tight ends in the southeast.
Parker Rogers from Lee County gets the not at All-State offensive line. The senior has strong hands at the point of attack and will bury a defender into the ground. He is signed onto Middle Tennessee. Harrison’s offensive attack was a thing of beauty this year, and manning the middle was senior Cole Storey. The tough hard-nosed center is like a brick wall for the defense with no easy way around. Nick Lundeberg is another impressive center who fits perfectly into what Allatoona wants to do, which is control the football. The senior is explosive out his stance and does a great job of getting low while making his blocks. Jordan Williams from Gainesville earned Region Linemen of the Year, and signed on with Georgia Tech during the early period. The huge offensive tackle prospect is a great athlete with a lot of upside at the next level. Creekview’s “Big” John Williams has been a stalwart throughout the years, and will be playing ball next year over at Clemson. The long-athletic offensive linemen can get up to the 2nd level quickly, while also looking equally as good in pass protection. Riley Adcock is like a torpedo out there on the field. He totaled 92 pancake blocks on the year and graded out at 98%. The All-Gwinnett County offensive linemen is a 3-year starter and one of the more fundamentally sound players in the entire state.
Allatoona’s Jude Kelley was 19-25 this year and earns our All-State spot. He was hovering close to the state record for field goals in a season, but will have to live with just leading the state in 2019 – ho-hum! The senior blasted out his longest kick from 54 yards out. Earning the All-State athlete position is Jimmy Calloway. The Morrow senior really did it all this season playing QB, PR, WR – really where ever you needed him. Calloway was voted Region Player of the Year and also earned Clayton County Player of the Year too. They dynamic play-maker will be taking his talents to Tennessee.
Richmond Hill junior Nathan Vickers had a huge season totaling 25 tackles for loss and 14 sacks. That effort ranks him near the tops in the entire classification in both categories. The 6’2″ class of 2021 recruit has an insane motor getting 84 tackles on the year. He earned Region Defensive Player of the Year. Douglas County’s Jonathan Jefferson was a hoss in the middle of the defense where he managed 77 tackles on the year and 15 sacks. The junior’s 13 tackles for loss and 50 solo tackles are some of the best in 6-A among linemen. JaQuari Wiggles had an argument for the athlete spot to be honest, but instead, he lands on the defensive line for this All-State team. Wiggles had 68 tackles with 21 of those coming for a loss. He had 7 sacks while also creating a few turnovers. He will be signing during the 2nd National Signing Day. Simeon Barrow out of Grovetown earned Region Player of the Year in 2019. He totaled 18 tackles for loss and had 8 sacks too, despite receiving a lot of double teams. Barrow signed with Michigan State. Lanier’s Phillip Webb had 91 tackles on the year, of which 70 were solo. The super-athletic senior created chaos in the backfield where he totaled 13 sacks and 24 tackles for loss. Webb is signed on with SEC Champions LSU.
Creekside’s Khatavian Franks had a special season averaging 14.4 tackles per game and leading the classification with 18 sacks. Franks was a beast on the field earning Region Co-Player of the Year with South Paulding’s Self. The explosive senior also had 5 interceptions on the year. He signed on with Georgia Tech. His teammate Tyson Meiguez will follow him over to ‘The Flats’ where they expect the dynamic duo to have an early impact. Meiguez led the entire classification with 196 tackles on the year and also had 14 tackles for loss too. The high IQ linebacker is terrific in run support, but his pass coverage skills should really translate well at the next level. Harrison’s defense throttle a lot of teams, and spearheading their attack was Ryan Smith. The senior’s impressive sideline-to-sideline speed produced 111 tackles on the year. He earned Region Defensive Player of the Year and signed on with Duke. Houston County’s Wesley Steiner is one of the strongest players in the state pound-for-pound, and when he makes contact, the impact can sound like a car accident. Steiner is seriously one of the biggest-hitters in the state and will be signing on with Auburn – he also won Region Defensive Player of the Year. Johns Creek linebacker John Ross Maye led his team with 86 tackles this year and also had 10.5 tackles for loss, earning him Region Defensive Player of the Year. The powerful 2020 linebacker rumbled for two defensive touchdowns off interceptions. He is unsigned and slept on by a slew of programs.
Coming up in the clutch time and again this year for Richmond Hill was Jordan Clark. The junior defensive back has very good reactions, which helped snag 5 interceptions on the year. He was lockdown in their huge win against Valdosta in the state quarterfinals. Harrison’s Victor Pless is a quick senior defensive back who was a bandit on the field totaling 4 interceptions. The 5’10 senior has good instincts in coverage which will come in handy at the next level where he will be suiting up for Minnesota. Mays senior Durente Jones was tied for the 6-A lead with 8 interceptions on the year and also thwarted off 12 passes with a breakup. The long athletic senior had 42 tackles, 2 forced fumbles and even blocked a few field goals too. Alpharetta’s Kris Thomas only stands about 5’9″, but he put up big numbers this year regardless. Totaling 96 tackles and 5 interceptions. His 11 pass breakups are just another indicator that the 2020 recruit is excellent in pass coverage, but he also ended up with 10 tackles for loss too. Thomas is a good student with a 3.7 GPA and is still uncommitted at the moment. Kaleb Edwards earned All-Gwinnett County as a junior, and his 51 solo tackles helped Dacula’s staunch defense to the state semifinals. The 2021 recruit had 4 interceptions on the year, and should receive college heavy interest this next recruiting cycle.
Making the All-State punter spot is Chase Gabriel from Glynn Academy. South Georgia’s favorite specialist averaged 41.5 yards per punt, while also knocking back 39 of his 46 kicks offs into the endzone. Making the specialist role on this All-State squad is Jordan Watts from Alexander. Sure he returned back a handful of kicks for a score, but his special teams impact goes beyond returns. The senior also had 2 blocked field goals. His 545 return yards was a classification leader. Outside of special teams, Watt also had 922 receiving yards, 63 tackles, 3 interceptions and 3 forced fumbles.
Christian Morgan, Dalton/Isaiah Dunson, Tucker/Owein Blas, Morrow/Chauncey Magwood, Lee County/Marcus Bleazard, Harrison/T.J. Young, Dacula/Nahil Perkins, Lanier/Javier Morton, Stephenson//Brett Blomquist, Allatoona/Kobe Friend, Heritage/Baron Hopson, Lee Co./David Roberts, Harrison/Cam Dorsey, Alpharetta/Treynilius, Tatum Mt. Zion-Jonesboro/Calvin Rucker, AllatoonaKameron Wilson, Mount Zion-Jonesboro/Marlon Krakue, Sprayberry/Ethan Dirrim, Creekview/Jaden Slocum, Alpharetta/Wing Green, Lee Co./Dylan Fairchild, Dacula/Jake Royals, Dacula/Qunetavius Scandrett, Lovejoy/Phillip Wilder Mt. Zion-Jonesboro/Wesley Horton, North Atlanta/Caleb Cook, Brunswick/Joe Fusile, Richmond Hill/Osbaldo Beltran, Dalton/Dalton Pearson, Johns Creek/Davis Ledoyan, Dunwoody/Ben Whitlock, Johns Creek/Shaan Cook, Apalachee/Konata Mumpfield, Dacula/Jamar Rucks, Lanier/Ques Borders, Gainesville/Kyle Efford, Dacula/Chris Scott, Dacula/Gionni Williams, Gainesville/Jarrett Jenkins, Dacula/Drez Wilcox, Glynn Academy/Nolan Grant, Glynn Academy/Jaden Taylor, Lakeside/Austin Seymour, South Paulding/Blake Hembree, Alexander/Beau Lark, Northview/Dante Marshall, Allatoona/Tyler Malone, Creekside/Taj Barnes, Lanier/Antonio Martin, Langston Hughes/Alex Wilson, Allatoona/Tyree Nelson, Mays/Raheem Gaines, Mundy’s Mill/Bryson Irby, Alexander/Isaia Harris, Houston Co./Brett Landis, Winder-Barrow/Jordan Palmer, Chattahoochee/Cole Thornton, Lanier/Beau Shugarts, Greenbrier/Grant Gibson, Sequoyah/Micaiah Bell, Harrison/David Roberts, Harrison/Makius Scott, Gainesville/Richard Shaw, Centennial/Isaiah Jones, Douglas Co./Trenton Smith, Creekside/Jalil Muhammad, Creekside/Janirr Wade, Stephenson/Byron Bacon, Glynn Academy/Jordan Swain, Glynn Academy/De’Leon Madria, Bradwell Institute/Caleb McDowell, Lee Co./Josiah Killiebrew, Coffee/Aaron Key, Tucker/Gavin Hall, Harrison/Kyle Toole, Lee Co./Rashad Battle, Creekside/De’Leon Madria, Bradwell Institute/Nate Hodnett, Apalachee/Thomas Marshall, South Paulding/Caleb Williamson, Harrison/Marquel Parks, MLK/Colin White, MLK/Keion Cush, MLK/Kevin Jarvis, Heritage/Jacob Merrifield, Winder-Barrow/Jalen Marshall, South Paulding/Nate Allen, Winder Barrow/Chris Jennings, Grovetown/Jase Rise, Coffee/Kheon Hood, Langston Hughes/Marcelo Trevino, Lanier/Lane Cox, Dalton/Wesley Smith, Alexander/Gannon Weathersby, Langsont Hughes/Rhett Godfrey, Pope/Arian Curry, Habersham Central/John Stegenga, Johns Creek/Courtney Mcbride, Heritage/Kenyan Hunter, Richmond Hill/Jaquez Snell, Alcovy/ Wilkes Riggins, Greenbrier/Jaylan Harris, Douglas Co./Nick Haven, Alpharetta/Brandon Carter, Harrison/Greggory Freightman/Britton Williams, Richmond Hill/Kenneth Lockhart, Bradwell Institute/Ian Ortloff, Chattahoochee/Jamal Paulk, Coffee/Joshua Pickett, Habersham Central/Myles McGee, Sequoyah/Jeremy Cain, MLK/Jabari Tucker, Morrow/Dawson Rivers, Tucker/Tommy Smith, Stephenson/Quarius Smith, Tucker/Deondre Jackson, Stephenson/Ryan Ingram, Stephenson/Jacobi Haynes, MLK/Damarion Owens, Sprayberry/Bennett Christian, Allatoona/Jake O’Buck, Sprayberry/Bryce Stanfield, Harrison/Eric Carty, Allatoona/Tommy Pollack, Harrison/Mason Babay, Harrison/Brayden Collett, Greenbriar/Tavarious Carswell, Mays/Christian Hodgins, Sequoyah/Cameron Ball, Tri-Cities/Justin Franklin, Douglas County/Deontae Bass, Creekside/Omari Drake, Mays/Marques Owens, Harrison/Andrae Robinson, Alcovy/Aaron Brannon, Northside/Tarrell Roberts, Valdosta/Quinton Wade, Valdosta/Nate Trevino, Northside/Wiley Hartley, North Atlanta/Pat Taylor, Johns Creek/Mike Hudson, Cambridge/Josh Davis, Johns Creek/John Jenness, Alpharetta/Sam Ryan, Northview/Sam Babadele, Northview/Randy Scott, Effingham County/ Quin Chapman, Bradwell Institute/Brandon Hicklen, Effingham CountyDevin Lafayette, Brunswick/Mason Ladd, Lanier/Josh Wade, Habersham Central/Walt Dixon, Gainesville/Jalen Coles, Dacula/Will Zegers, Pope/Omari Drake, Mays/Austin Beaver, Lee County/Emanuel Nolan, Northgate/Dillon Wade, Northgate/