Recruiting Recap 10/14

Welcome to another edition of the Recruiting Recap! Thanks for stopping by, and if you are new here, this is a feature where we cover all of yesterday’s offers, committments and a sleeper of the day feature with highlight reel and scouting included. We also do a heating up feature when an athlete qualifies.

I know some of y’all have to be like me wondering how did the season go so fast? It’s already Week 7, and we are getting flooded with film, so it’s been a bit hectic over here trying to cover all of my recruiting bases. Speaking of bases, how about those Braves taking a 2-0 lead on the Dodgers? Got a feeling I’m going to regret writing that.

Seriously though, I hope everyone is having a great week. We will be publishing out team rankings at noon today, and will have a few more stories from last week’s top play winners, so stay tune! – David


Jonathan Washburn
2021 Heritage-Ringgold

Scoop: Washburn was the best long snapper we saw in the class of 2021. He is a good athlete first and foremost. At 6’2″ and over 200 lbs. he is absolutely one of the most athletic LS in this recruiting class, but it’s his actual skills at the position that separates himself. Washburn is consistent with his snaps, and fires them off at a high velocity. He is also a great student too with a 4.38 GPA and a 26 on the ACT too.

Kenyatta Watson
2019 Grayson
Transfer GT

Scoop: Watson was one of the top recruits in the class of 2019, and after a short stint at Texas he is back in the home state. Going back to our original 2019 rankings, we had Watson as a top 20 recruit in the state, and was only behind Andrew Booth at CB. Watson barely gave up a reception the final few years at Grayson, he is a long athletic CB who should compete right away for a starting job at GT.

Yesterday’s Offers

Landon Owens
2021 Prince Ave.
The Citadel

Dorrian Smith
2021 Peach Co.

Tayshaun Shipp
2021 Worth Co.
St. Thomas

Reed Randall
2021 Calhoun
Point Univ.

Gamal Wallace
2021 Colquitt Co.

Cedrick Nicely
2021 Gainesville
Ole Miss

Javan Hardemon
2021 Crisp Co.

James Reddick
2021 Peach Co.

Andrew Cloy
2021 Creekview

Brogan Korta
2021 Calvary Day

Griffin Scroggs
2021 Grayson

Pierce Vickery
2021 Richmond Hills
Mt. St. Joseph

Kyle Hammond
2021 Woodward
Catholic Univ.

Tyquan Grissett
2021 ARC

Rodney Hill
2022 Benedictine
Georgia Southern

Adam Rush
2021 Newnan
St. Francis

Deon Richardson
2021 Jones Co.

Sleeper of the Day

Landon Owens
2021 Prince Ave.

Owens has been on a tear halfway through the season now, and coming off a 230 all-purpose yard game against top 10 ranked Wesleyan Owens received his first college scholarship from The Citadel. The senior out of Prince stands at about 6′ and 195 lbs., but what has caught most pundits eyes is his speed. Owens has certainly kicked it up a notch, and just a few days ago the guys at Recruiting Analytics estimated that on a kick off return that Owens hit a top speed of 21 MPH. He is quickly emerging as one of the top b-back recruits in this class, so an option school like The Citadel really comes to no surprise, and it doesn’t take much imagination to see other option schools coming and taking a heavy interest in Owens. What you have to like about Owens is not his fluid running stride, but also his hands coming out of the backfield – they use him a good bit just catching the football out in space. He reads defenders pretty well, especially on toss sweeps and swing passes out to the perimeter, but it’s his ability to get vertical and burn a defense that makes him such an intriguing prospect. Owens is definitely underrated at the moment, but we suspect that more colleges will catch on to the true speed of the 2021 recruit.


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