Recruiting Recap August 3rd – 9th

Practice continued, pads were strapped on and scrimmages were scattered across the state over the weekend. If you have your HUDL from your scrimmage, send it our way—we will tweet it out.

This week, for the most part, was relatively quiet on the recruiting front. Both colleges and high schools across the country have finally gotten back into fall camp and are focused on their present-day football teams. A few commitments dropped throughout the week and we will highlight those. Players received their official scholarship letters, and while some schools have flashy graphics, others believe in a more traditional approach.

Anyways, here is another edition of the Recruiting Recap.


Newton’s starting running back Kurt Taylor was offered by Michigan on August 3rd. He attended the “BBQ at the Big House” just prior to receiving the offer and spent a lot of time with head ball coach Jim Harbaugh.

Elite DE Antonneous Clayton keeps picking up offers from big-time P5 schools. Both TCU and Wisconsin became his 36th and 37th offers. He announced on August 7th that he will be releasing his top 10 very soon.



Lassiter’s class of 2018 CB Derrik Allen was offered by the Tennessee Volunteers on August 4th.

Michael Cone, a monstrous offensive tackle from East Paulding, is certainly ready for the season to start. He’s only 15 years old, but he’s already 6’5″ and 317 pounds. Cone has camped at Alabama, Tennessee, Auburn and Georgia Southern this offseason.  

Keep an eye on 2018 jumbo athlete Bailey Ottaway:  



One of 2018’s best was offered by Michigan on August 4th. Trevor Lawrence, the top-rated signal-caller from Cartersville, received his 15th offer.

Another player to look out for is Redan High School’s Malik Paris. A class of 2016 prospect, Malik plays DT for his HS but projects well at SDE for a lot of colleges. He was second in tackles for loss in DeKalb County last fall. Hardly anyone has watched his film, but he is very quick off the snap and has fairly quick hands. We think he looks like a run-stuffing defensive end with some future pass-rushing potential. He is only 6’2″ but his frame should carry a lot more weight.



On August 3rd, the Kennesaw State Owls landed the commitment of aptly named 2016 athlete Chris Byrd. He is a Gainesville senior defensive back and had a handful of interest from other schools.

Class of 2017 running back Trey Sermon on August 6th announced his official top 10 via Twitter. We wrote a quick STORY about it.

Emmanuel Bridges, a very athletic linebacker from Newnan High School, announced he was committing to Georgia Tech around lunchtime on August 6th.

As reported earlier, Hapeville Charter’s William Poole III visited Athens, Georgia on August 8th. William hung out with UGA defensive coordinator Jeremy Pruitt for a while:



Southern Pigskin came out with the 2015 Preseason ALL-ESPN Savannah Team over the weekend. There are a ton of talented players in the Savannah Area, and the Southern Pigskin Twitter account has been pushing out good stuff.

Terry Thomas, a Luella defensive end, committed to Georgia State last Friday. He plays defensive end for his high school, but in Georgia State’s 3-4 multiple scheme he figures to play as a pass-rushing OLB.

Talented Lovejoy defensive end Chris Henderson committed to Indiana over the weekend. He is a pretty big sleeper and has impressive spring scrimmage film.



KK Broooks out of Walton High School committed to the University of Pennsylvania on Saturday night. We conversed with Walton’s recruiting coach via Twitter and wrote a story yesterday.

Duke offered 2016 Sandy Creek CB Javon Jackson on Sunday afternoon.

Carlito Gonzales committed to the Auburn Tigers on Saturday night. He was recently offered by the Tigers and quickly jumped on his opportunity to play for Gus Malzahn.


Tori Sapp breaks a few tackles last Friday at a scrimmage.


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.