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2021 Bleckley Co.
Scoop: Mims is one of the best athletes we have scouted over the last few years. The 6’7″ giant at Bleckley County was someone we spotted early on in his HS career, to be honest he was hard to miss, and I think it was just a week after he filled out the recruiting form he earned his first offer. Mims has everything you are looking for in OT; elite size, quickness and toughness as well. I don’t pay attention to national ratings, but Mims has to be one of the absolute best in the country.
Scoop: Gaines made some good improvements over the last year adding over 30 lbs. to his frame, and we think he has the ability to be an All-Conference DE at the next level. At 6’5″ and 230 lbs., he has the length to get off blocks fast, and the improved quickness and technique with his hands look great. Gaines is a big time steal for Eastern Michigan, who has put together a strong Georgia recruiting class.
2021 New Manchester
Cornell & Eastern Illinois
2021 Peachtree Ridge
2022 Rabun Gap
2021 Pierce Co.
2021 Taylor Co.
2021 North Gwinnett
Kevin Andrews II
2021 Turner Co.
Sleeper of the Day
The APB ended up with 1200 yards in 2019. It looks like he did some damage on kick off returns too. Primarily it’s his feel for reading the field and getting around defenders by using his blocking and good acceleration. The 2021 recruit finds a way down field, and though he doesn’t have elite speed for his size, he does accelerate quickly, and that can certainly throw defenders off. He also makes cuts in the open field that are pretty violent. The one spin move against the grain sent three defenders into one another. His quickness is borderline elite, but lack of size and top end speed are hits against the 2021 recruit. Elder is a good all-around back though. He shows solid hands as a receiver but also a very good blocker. In fact, his blocking is really good. He gets awesome leverage, keeps a flat back and drives his legs like crazy. Elder is a true competitor who just does whatever he can to make an impact. His strong lower body makes weak arm tacklers turn into a wrestling match or he just breaks right through them. It’s actually crazy how hard it is to get him down, and probably the most consistent theme you see on film with Elder. He truly has some of the best balance of any back we have scouted in this recruiting class. Elder has come out his senior year playing big time football and continues to be one of the tougher guys to tackle in the open field. I also like that he is getting a lot more reps at slot receiver, which shows off his versatility and how he can exploit a defense at the next level. Elder has a 3.5 GPA and currently holds an offer from Reinhardt, but we think D2 programs at the bare minimum should give the tough lightening-quick back a strong look. Just last week Elder went for 300 yards on 26 carries, and 4 touchdowns vs Mary Persons.