Recruiting Recap 10/16

Been a few days, and a good bit of recruiting news has taken place. This recap will highlight four scouted players, offers, commitments and a few upcoming visits.

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Scouting Scoop

  • Zion Custis photo cred: Gabriel Stovall - Crescent Buzz

    Zion Custis
    photo credit: Gabriel Stovall – Crescent Buzz

    With a good family lineage in football, Zion Custis is an impressive 2018 running back. He is a short but stout back who has terrific balance. He does not go down on first contact and fights for extra yards. In the first 20 yards, he shows a good burst in speed and he does a great job of planting his foot and turning it upfield. Custis’ receiving skills are elite for his class, and he could be deadly on multiple screen plays, where he is capable of ripping off 10- to 20-yard plays. A few schools have already targeted Lovejoy’s versatile back.
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  • Very impressive film from Gainesville junior Hunter Sims. He is a ball hawk at free safety. On running plays, he does an outstanding job of getting after the ball-carrier. More impressive is his instinctual skill at reading the QB’s eyes in pass coverage. He does a great job of rotating his hips, flowing to the direction of the pass and breaking it up or getting the interception. Sims has excellent acceleration, and his solid build (185 lbs) creates big hits. If the pass is telegraphed, Sims makes you pay.
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  • Senior Devin Miller has 16 offers

    Senior Devin Miller has 16 offers.

    Devin Miller is a senior who hits like a ton of bricks. He is an OLB for one of the state’s top defenses and flies all over the field punishing offensive ball-carriers. Miller’s film is a highlight reel of one big hit after another. The Lanier defensive star does a great job shooting the B gap and getting in the backfield. His outstanding speed (reported 4.53) at linebacker allows him to impact the game from sideline to sideline and be a devastating blitzer. Miller currently has 16 offers.
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  • Romario Johnson is one of the best 2016 dual-threat QBs in the state of Georgia. He is an efficient passer who does a good job delivering it on short and deep passes. He does an outstanding job throwing it up to his receivers and allowing them to make plays. Johnson is good at throwing on the run, too. He gained some muscle in the offseason, and you can tell the difference on film. Johnson runs with a lot more authority and strength—that coupled with his 4.5-4.6 speed makes him a potent runner. Newton’s signal-caller does a great job in the read-option game and could be deadly in many different spread offenses. 
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Recruiting Buzz

Donald Hammond -Homecoming King, SR Captain and now Air Force commit

Donald Hammond: Homecoming King, Senior Captain and now Air Force commit

Air Force landed the commitment of Donald Hammond, Eagle’s Landing Christian Academy’s dual-threat QB. The multi-talented QB fits in very well in Air Force’s spread attack. He joins Lanier’s elusive running back Ashton Barnes as the two commits from the state of Georgia. 

Pacelli star athlete DeAndre Bowman II let me know that his last two visits to Wofford and Georgia State went well. He told me he is excited about his upcoming visit to Samford. 

Josh Johnson, a Woodward Academy junior wide receiver, was offered by Georgia Southern on 10/13. Georgia Southern was the second offer for the 5’11”, 170-pound wideout from College Park. 

Riverwood senior wideout Evan Crossing has been making spectacular catches all year long, and that has caught the attention of the Navy Midshipmen. The acrobatic receiver has had a really strong senior season and was offered by Navy on Thursday.

Class of 2017 defensive line prospect Ellison Hubbard is a really impressive prospect and was offered by Boston College Thursday afternoon. Hubbard weighs 265 pounds and could easily grow into the defensive tackle position. This was his second offer, just a week after his first offer from Memphis.  



Assistant coach Ryan Glazer from Liberty County, announced on Twitter that OLB/DE Jacari Roberts was offered by Valdosta State.  

Senior Bronson Rechsteiner continues to his scholarship offer streak—the Charlotte 49ers offered a grayshirt to the versatile athlete from Etowah. SR FILM

2017 linebacker Malik Robinson continues to grab offers.

2017 linebacker Malik Robinson continues to grab offers.

Malik Robinson, a class of 2017 linebacker from South Gwinnett, was offered by Virginia Tech on October 14. Miami, Iowa, North Carolina and Auburn have offered the talented linebacker, as well as other Power 5 schools. JR FILM

Derrick Brown announced his final five on Who made the final cut? Traditional Southeast powers: Alabama, Auburn, Georgia, Mississippi State and Tennessee.

Jordan Tucker, Roswell’s massive offensive tackle (6’6″, 320 lbs), received his first offer from the Mercer Bears. The big o-lineman is only a junior and had a strong season for No. 3-ranked Roswell. 

Frederica’s freshman offensive weapon Jashawn Sheffield announced on Twitter that he will be making his first visit to Georgia this weekend. The athlete from St. Simons is really impressive with the ball in his hands and has great size for a class of 2019 prospect. RG Profile

A pair of 2017 defensive players visited Purdue last weekend. Zane Ashley, an impressive safety from Peachtree Ridge who won Gwinnett Defensive Player last month, attended the game against Minnesota. Also, Tre Allen (6′, 215 lbs), a linebacker from Woodland-Stockbridge, was also in attendance. Both are ones to keep an eye on for the class of 2017. 



Allen (left) and Ashley (right) enjoying their Purdue visits.

Allen (left) and Ashley (right) enjoying their Purdue visit



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