Recruiting Recap 1/13

Well, I haven’t done a recruiting recap in a while. After doing it almost every day of 2020, I just couldn’t hit a stride in 2021 and the coverage was spotty at best. Now that All-State is over with, and I’ve had some time to reflect on where I want to take Recruit Georgia in 2022, I’ve decided that the Recruiting Recaps need to come back.

So with all of that said, we have all of yesterday’s offers that I could gather, plus a player who is seeing their heating up (if applicable) and of course our sleeper of the day. Feel free to leave a comment down below for any further suggestions on how I can improve my coverage of the state of Georgia – David


COMMITS

Elijah Haughawout
2022 Lambert
Army

Lawson Luckie
2023 Norcross
UGA





OFFERS

Danny Walker
2022 Kendrick
Graceland

Brandon Mathis
2022 Starr’s Mill
Whooster College

Deuce Petty
2022 Warner Robins
Shorter

Christen Williams
2022 Lithia Springs
Graceland

Dylan Hannon
2022 Alpharetta
Rochester

Landen Thomas
2024 Colquitt co.
Ohio State

Robert Grigsby
2023 North Cobb
NC State

Dee Crayton
2023 Denmark
Coastal Carolina

Justin Cummings
2022 Apalachee
Finlandia

Tahleal Coleman
2022 Peach Co.
New Mexico Military Institute

Christian Greene
2022 Augusta Christian
LaGrange & Mercer (PWO)

Artavious Williams
2022 Berrien
Defiance College

Khiari Miller
2022 Perry
Virginia Tech (PWO)

Nick Hardy
2022 Archer
Mercer (PWO)

DJ Chester
2023 ELCA
Boston College

Adam Bussey
2022 Augusta Christian
Mercer (PWO)

Madden Sanker
2023 South Paulding
Rutgers

Adonis Dessin
2022 Hiram
Nichols College

Mikeal Sullivan
2022 Augusta Christian
Mercer

Nehemiah McCoy
2022 Irwin Co.
Kennesaw (PWO)

Connor Lew
2023 Kennesaw Mt.
Louisville

Saxton Melvin
2022 Hardaway
Maryville College

Ricky Howard
2022 Columbia
Gordon State

Cody Earle
2022 Central Christian
Shorter

Sincere Keith
2022 Griffin
Clarke Univ.

Antony Bynum
2023 Newton
Georgia Southern

Connor Williams
2022 Union Grove
Lyon College

Christian Thomas
2022 Christian Heritage
Shorter

Malakai Dudek
2022 East Coweta
East Coweta

Qui’Sean Mills
2022 Discovery
Eureka College

Gary Davis
2022 Cairo
Shorter

Justice Haynes
2023 Blessed Trinity
Duke




SLEEPER OF THE DAY

Jacquez McGowan
2022 Valdosta

McGowan has been a leading tackler the last few years in 6A. He has a solid motor coming from the backside, mostly playing off the edge where his quickness to get around blocks is very effective against screen passes. Definitely like the hustle. McGowan is a solid tackler, and mostly lines up secure tackles with good consistency, and he is not looking for shoulder checks and poor quality tackle attempts in general. He does an excellent job of wrapping up in the thighs and has good instincts. Always pursuing the football from the backside helps the 2022 clean up a lot of tackles, and his combo of speed and desire show out on film. He is a natural getting around blocks but has trouble getting off if he is engaged with a bigger blocker. Improving his strength will help certainly, but still impressive seeing the agility and flexibility to get around blockers. McGowan does have a long-running stride that covers good ground, and that makes him a threat blitzing. His tackles for a loss and sacks confirm that. We would like to see him more in coverage, right now he is almost always getting downhill into the backfield and his frame is a good fit at MIKE at the next level, granted he does have the versatility to play out on the edge in obvious running plays vs a spread. Senior year he finished with 34 tackles for a loss and 12 sacks on the season including 20 QB hurries. He is definitely showing more strength at the point of attack when engaging with bigger blockers too. McGowan has proven to be one of the more consistent defenders the last few years in Georgia, and though he stands at 6’2″, he still weighs under or around 200 lbs. – he should be able to fill out and be a legit college backer at the next level but it might take some time. His speed and agility alone should grab the attention of FCS and DII programs alone.

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