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 11 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 – Harrison Bailey, Marietta
RB – Cody Brown, Parkview
RB – Kimani Vidal, Marietta
RB – Chancellor Lee-Parker, Mill Creek
WR – Daejon Reynolds, Central Gwinnett
WR – Josh Downs, North Gwinnett
WR – Ricky White, Marietta
WR – Lemeke Brockington, Colquitt
TE – Arik Gilbert, Marietta
OL – Trey Zimmerman, Roswell
OL – Bryer Touchton, Lowndes
OL – Tyler Wagner, Parkview
OL – Micah Morris, Camden County
OL – Ethan Lane, Archer
OL – Paul Tchio, Milton
K – Nolan McCord, Parkview
ATH – BJ Ojulari, Marietta
DL – Jared Ivey, North Gwinnett
DL – Jasheen Davis, Shiloh
DL – Jamil Burroughs, McEachern
DL – Myles Murphy, Hillgrove
DL – Aakil Washington, Wheeler
LB – Barrett Carter, North Gwinnett
LB – Ty French, Colquitt Co.
LB – Kobe Wilson, Parkview
LB – Eli Orr, West Forsyth
LB – Gary Osby, Lowndes
DB – Travis Hunter, Collins Hill
DB – Nyland Green, Newton
DB – Rashad Torrence, Marietta
DB – Patrick Dahlen, Cherokee
DB – Jack Rhodes, Milton
P – Brock Travelstead, North Paulding
RET – Trevarus Walker, Hillgrove
Cobb County’s prodigal son Harrison Bailey led Marietta to the promise land in 2019 winning their first state title since 1967. The gun-slinger led the entire state with 4261 yards passing and 44 touchdowns. With over 392 attempts on the year, Bailey only threw 9 interceptions and completed 69.4% of his passes, giving the Tennessee Vol commit a 133 QBR. The 2020 recruit will go down as one of the state’s all-time best passers, and his impact at Marietta will be forever remember at the school.
Parkview’s Cody Brown had the entire defense keying to stop him, but still ended up with a class leading 139.7 yards per game. Playing a tough schedule that led all the way to the state semi’s, Brown came up in the clutch with big runs where his speed and power was on full display. The junior back had a total of 1676 yards on the year and 20 touchdowns. Kimani Vidal was a backfield partner in crime for Bailey, and his pass blocking alone is certainly noteworthy, but he also had a tremendous year gaining yards. The senior Troy commit had 1986 total yards of offense and 29 total touchdowns this season. Vidal’s low center of gravity got tough yards when Marietta needed it most. Chancellor Lee-Parker was the feature story over at Mill Creek this year. He was just under the classification lead with 139.2 yards per game and averaged an impressive 8.7 yards per game too. Lee-Parker ended up with a grand total of 1810 yards rushing and 22 touchdowns. The unsigned senior broke 8 school records in 2019 and earned All-Gwinnett County honors too.
Daejon Reynolds from Central Gwinnett led the state with 139.5 yards per game and was right at top of the total receiving yardage leaderboard in 2019. His 1589 yards and 14 touchdowns on an insane 88 receptions gave Reynold’s top receiver honors in Gwinnett. Josh Downs from North Gwinnett had a special season himself with 1290 receiving yards at a 99.2 yard per game clip. His high-volume reception total of 83 allowed Downs to showcase his elite quickness after the catch. The North Carolina commit ended up with a grand total of 14 touchdowns. Marietta’s Ricky White is nearly impossible to tackle in the open field – as seen in the state title game. The 2020 Michigan State was 2nd in the state with 97 receptions and led the classification with 16 touchdowns on the year. The lightening-quick receiver had 1319 yards too. Lemeke Brockington earned a lot of targets this year at Colquitt County and made the most of them with 13 touchdowns. The junior averaged 17 yards per reception and ended up with 923 yards on the year. He does a very good job of high-pointing the pass, and you should expect to see his name a lot during the next recruiting cycle. Arik Gilbert earns the figurative role of tight end, but Marietta truthfully lined him up everywhere. The 6’5″ 255 lbs. athlete led the entire state with 1760 yards receiving yards and 101 receptions. His 117 yards per game was 2nd in the classification. The LSU signee was especially huge down the stretch where he totaled 324 yards and two touchdowns in the semifinals and championship game.
Roswell’s Trey Zimmerman makes the All-State team for the 2nd year running – a tough accomplishment in 7-A. The 6’5″ offensive linemen has really sharpened up his fundamentals over the last few yeas and brings serious protection over to North Carolina in 2020 and beyond. Lowndes stampeded over defenses almost the entire year, and Bryer Touchton’s humongous frame provided a great push. Moving across the line of scrimmage, Touchton did an excellent job of carving out space for his backs to accelerate through. Parkview’s Tyler Wagner is another big-body to our All-State team. The 6’5″ 300 lbs. senior paved the way for over 3000 yards rushing in 2019. He signed on with Coastal Carolina. Micah Morris is the lone junior to make this All-State o-line. The powerful Camden County left tackle went up against some of the best defenders in the state, and roll back the film if you want proof, Morris was dominant. He already holds offers from some of the top football programs in the country. Archer’s Ethan Lane powered a balanced offensive attack in 2019. The strong 2020 recruit gets an excellent push at the point of attack, and then efficiently gets the defender down. He signed on with NC State. Milton’s Paul Tchio was huge even as a freshman, but fast forward now to his senior year, and he is downright a cheat code on the field. The 2020 recruit has been a key figure to their success the last few seasons, and will suiting up for Clemson next year.
Parkview’s Nolan McCord secured 10 field goals this year and had a long of 50 yards. The All-Gwinnett County kicker is signed on to play at Washington State. Earning our All-State athlete spot is BJ Ojulari who was in our opinion, the ultimate “Ironman” in 7-A. His dominating performance on defense headlined by his state leading 39 tackles for loss is even more impressive when you take in account that Ojulari plays every snap at right tackle. The 4 year-starter at Marietta also had 18 sacks on the year. He is signed on to attend LSU, where he will joining teammate Arik Gilbert.
Moving over to the defensive side of the ball where Jared Ivey is coming off a special season in his own right. His 32.5 tackles for loss and 20 sacks ranks him right up at the top in the state. The Georgia Tech signee has a huge motor, and even led his team with 80 tackles. Shiloh’s Jahseen Davis lived in opponent’s backfield with 36 tackles for loss on the year. The explosive Wake Forest recruit had a total of 91 tackles on the year, and converted 9 of those into sacks. Jamil Burroughs out of McEachern stuffed the middle of the field more times than not, and ended up with 12 tackles for loss and 9.5 sacks. The wide-bodied defensive tackle won Region Co-Defensive Player of the Year. Sharing that title was Myles Murphy out of Hillgrove. Murphy is the perfect blend of size, speed, power and effort. Watching him sprint 30-yards down field to make tackles, and you know the senior just gets ‘it.’ Murphy will be headed to Clemson in 2020. The last defensive line spot to Aakil Washington out of Wheeler. He really turned up the heat during his senior campaign getting 19 tackles for a loss and also 12 sacks, which earned him Region Defensive Player of the Year honors. Washington signed with Liberty during the early signing period.
Barrett Carter from North Gwinnett finished with 76 tackles, 9 tackles for loss and 9 sacks. The All-Gwinnett County backer rips through the ball carrier’s soul when making a tackle. Right now, the top rated linebacker is unsigned, but several of the top programs in the country are in pursuit. Colquitt senior Ty French ended the year with 116 tackles and also had 8 tackles for loss and 5 pass breakups. The super-quick senior shows impressive skills at both rushing the passer but also dropping back in pass coverage where his speed allows him to stick with the receiver like white on rice. Kobe Wilson was one of the class leaders with 89 solo tackles in 2019 and ended up with 16 tackles for a loss. The Parkview senior got his team all the way to the state semifinals. Wilson signed on with Temple during the early period. West Forsyth linebacker Eli Orr was all over the field for his team with 118 tackles and 14 of those were for a loss. The savvy senior just always seems to be in the right spot, and has no fear sticking his nose into the action. Orr is still unsigned. Gary Osby honestly has an argument for All-State athlete, but when he actually played defense, he was a force. The senior who signed on with Kennesaw State ended the year with 13 tackles for a loss, 5 sacks and also earned Region Player of the Year. Osby ended up missing the playoffs for Lowndes who made it to game 15 despite losing their best player.
Travis Hunter is another versatile athlete to make the All-State team. The sophomore sensation out of Collins Hill earned All-County honors as a receiver, but truthfully, his 7 interceptions and elite coverage skills ranks near the tops in the state. Hunter is a big play waiting to happen on either side of the ball, and a 2022 recruit that will be a known name in the recruiting world. Newton’s Nyland Green snagged 6 interceptions himself, and gets the nod for All-State honors. The lanky cornerback has rare quickness for his size, and has a radius to get his hands on any pass his way. No doubt, he will be a top recruit during this next cycle. Rashad Torrence finished off his high school career with a bang with a state title at Marietta. He senior totaled 118 tackles, which ranks him near the tops of defensive backs in 7-A. Torrence also had 2 interceptions, 2 forced fumbles and 9 tackles for a loss. Cherokee’s Patrick Dahlen tied Torrence with the defensive back tackle lead at 118. The long 6’2″ senior had 5 interceptions while also breaking up 10 passes. Dahlen earned Region Defensive Player of the Year and is currently committed to Air Force. Jack Rhodes out of Milton was moved around a good bit depending on the down and distance. His 76 tackles and 9 tackles for a loss shows how good the senior can be close to the line of scrimmage, but he also snagged 2 interceptions to go along with forcing a couple of fumbles. Rhodes earned Region Player of the Year honors and is signed on with Furman.
North Paulding’s Brock Travelstead lands onto our All-State team again after averaging 42.3 yards per punt. His 12 inside the 20 was the best in 7-A and he also had a long of 65 yards. The senior signed on with Louisville. Making the All-State returner spot is Trevarus Walker out of Hillgrove. The senior plays the game with a ton of confidence, and fully believes he can take it to the house anytime he touches the ball. All told the senior returned back 5 kicks in 2019, which puts him at the very top of the state. The elusive Walker is unsigned and slept on.
Cameron Kinnie, Collins Hill/Aidan Perkins, Brookwood/DJ Hart, North Gwinnett/Jamal Haynes, Grayson/Taylor Goodson, North Gwinnett/Jalen Garner, Norcross/T.J. Quinn, Lowndes/Nyquann Washington, Colquitt Co./Zander Barnett, Milton/Peter Warrick, Marietta/Nate Roberts, South Gwinnett/Tiberius Drocea, Lowndes/Myles Jackson, Mill Creek/Parker Wroble, Mill Creek/Ronald Clarke, Mill Creek/Doneiko Slaughter, Roswell/Chuck Smith, North Gwinnett/Jarell Culbreth, Westlake/Arthur Rodgers, Shiloh/Andrew Bartolero, Woodstock/Quincey Miller, Pebblebrook/Gage Pitchford, East Coweta/Jasper Peacock, Pebblebrook/Darius Meeks, Westlake/Chase Lloyd, Westlake/Makil Graham, Shiloh/Derek Harden, Archer/Jackson Manns, Etowah/Demarko Williams, Westlake/John Copenhaver, Roswell/Mason Hall, McEachern/Josh Brown, Lowndes/James Smith, Collins Hill/Jack Ferguson, Lassiter/Ese Dubre, McEachern/Javon Baker, McEachern/Dacari Collins, McEachern/CJ Daniels, Parkview/Nicky Dalmolin, North Forsyth/Colby Cruz, South Forsyth/Jordon Simmons, McEachern/Devin Crosby, North Gwinnett/Jecurri Brown, Lowndes/Jaycee Harden, Colquitt/Skylar Adams, Central Gwinnett/Jr Martin, North Gwinnett/Carter Peevy, Archer/Jaylen Green, Norcross/Jordan Hancock, North Gwinnett/Nate Roberts, South Gwinnett/Charles Steele, Collins Hill/C.J. Daniels, Parkview/Garrett Spikes, Mountain View/Jaiden Jones, Duluth/Beau DeBerry, Grayson/Dakota Thomas, Shiloh/Sean Hill, Brookwood/Garrett Brophy, Grayson/Bryce Hancock, Mill Creek/Israel Mukwiza, Archer/Quincy Bryant, Parkview/Lafayette Gurvin, Grayson/Josh Harris, Newnan/Trey Messer, Archer/Darren Stephens, Rockdale Co./Kojo Antwi, Lambert/Casey Cowart, West Forsyth/Cameron Schurr/Grady Bryant, Grayson/Braesen Parker, Cherokee/Brandon Byrd, Cherokee/Carlos Cervantes, Marietta/Meka’el Alcine, Discovery/Theo Reeves, Wheeler/Jax Weaver, South Forsyth/Michael King, Collins Hill/Desmond Fogle, Camden Co./Taylor Smith, Wheeler/Jack Tucker, North Forsyth/Devonn Lane, Lowndes/Thomas Davis, Lowndes/Biron Silas, Colquitt/Deven Holmes, East Coweta/Derrick Sinegal, Camden Co./Jordyn Elphic, Grayson/Kameron O’Rourke/Chase Lewis, East Coweta/Anthony Rochester, Discovery/Zakye Barker, Norcross/Antar Williams, Collins Hill/Jonathan Pittman, Milton/Dwayne Johnson, South Gwinnett/Marcos Rangel, Milton/Kevin Lindsey, South Gwinnett/Leon Williams, Lowndes/Mason Huntley, Parkview/Dalton Tjong, West Forsyth/Callon Kubiak, Colquitt/Noah McGlockling/Caleb Downs, Mill Creek/Monte Boyd, Shiloh/Licquanta Carter, North Paulding/Terain Williams, Parkview/Jalon Baker, Lowndes/Dillon Holifield, Roswell/Marsyas Fox, Grayson/Jumel Lewis, North Forsyth/Conor Cummins, Walton/Alex Wilson, West Forsyth/Rafa Fernandez, Mountain View/Cooper Kipp, Marietta/Burke Nettles, Camden Co./Cade Anders, Tift County/Zach Nerbonne, Parkview/Michael McGinnis, Newnan/Robert Lewis, Newton/Armond Anderson, South Gwinnett/Jaylen Brown, Archer/Logan Daniels, Grayson/Steven Carter, Newnan/Zuriel Jimpson, Westlake/Mason Butcher, North Forsyth/Anthony Minella, Milton/Nick Cribbs, Forsyth Central/Alex Szakacs, Forsyth Central/KD Stokes, Walton/Wes Bruno, Woodstock/Raymone Devezin, Etowah/John Michael Diroberto, Roswell/Austin Eldred, Walton/Carter Boatwright, Colquitt County/Jacarri Williams, Lowndes/Remon Young, Colquitt Co/Shawn Hardy, Camden Co/Jacques Hunter, Lowndes/Jaylon Jones, Lowndes/Zy’Kerious Brockington, Colquitt Co/Kamren Lark, Norcross/Terrance Cousins, Meadowcreek/Ola Salimanu, Meadowcreek/Ronnie Hamrick, Parkview/Josh Graham, Norcross/Jake Wray, Marietta/Will Pieroni, Marietta/Malik Washington, North Cobb/Reuben Lowery, Hillgrove/Tajiri Smith, McEachern/Andrew Lim, North Gwinnett/Chris Pitt, East Coweta/Jackson Walls, Parkview/Ryan Stokes, Mill Creek/Taji Johnson, Marietta