Toombs County star back DJ Mincey has been a consistent force over the last few years. He had a strong junior year, and has picked up right where he left now in 2020.
Last week going against a stout Jeff Davis defense, the 2021 back had a run after the catch to remember. With no receivers really open, Mincey leaked out of the backfield a few yards up the middle of the field where he caught the pass. At that moment Mincey was relatively alone, but the Jeff Davis was closing in quickly. Mincey went into full running back mode, sprinting upfield quickly, spinning out of a few tacklers, then making a sharp juke to the left sideline. With over half the defense on the ground, Mincey went sprinting up the sideline escorted by a caravan of teammates by his side.
It was a great play that opened up the first points of the game for Toombs County. The senior has started this fall strong with 547 yards rushing and 137 yards receiving as well with 12 touchdowns, to go along with good production on the defensive side of the ball too.
“My goal this year to have over 1000 rushing yards and over 500 receiving yards and make All-State running back,” Mincey said.
Toombs County is no stranger to having All-State backs with Keshawn Morgan earning the honors a few years back now. Mincey will look to uphold that tradition with a strong finish here.
The senior is almost 20 lbs. heavier than last year up to 205 lbs. One aspect of Mincey’s game that we have always liked is his natural running vision in the open field. We asked the 2021 back to talk about the offseason here in 2020 and how he has improved.
“The offseason was good; I was training with NFL player and doing 7v7 with college players and Atlanta Falcons players too.” Mincey went on to talk about where he has improved and what separates himself from other athletes. “I worked on my speed, strength, and weight gain. I feel that I have great vision and I can catch out the backfield.”
Mincey models his game after Alvin Kamara, and you know, he is certainly making an impact in both the run and passing game. His goal of 1500 all-purpose yards is certainly attainable, especially since Toombs County looks to be one of the top 15 teams in 2-A, so a good playoff push certainly looks inevitable.
More games equal more opportunities for Mincey to make a case for college coaches to offer. Just a few days back, the powerful back earned an offer from Point University, and he will look to build off that recruiting momentum. A lot of programs have certainly hovered around Mincey, and there does seem to be strong interest moving forward.
“My recruitment is going good right now,” Mincey affirmed.
Obviously, a lot can happen as we wind down the 2021 recruiting cycle, so be sure to follow @RecruitGeorgia on Twitter to hear the latest on Mincey and the rest of the athletes across the state of Georgia.
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