We have collected 10 standouts from Week 2 that are highlighted underneath with their film attached. The players came directly from our notifications over the weekend, so be sure to mention @RecruitGeorgia and use the hashtag #RGStandout in order to make our weekly feature.
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SR North Murray
Judson Petty had a game for the ages with 360 yards receiving, which smashes the state record of 322. The North Murray senior was nearly impossible to stop breaking open against Pickens’ zone defense for one big gain after another. Petty also had an additional 42 yards on the ground on top of having 15 tackles on defense. Petty is one of 2A’s returning receiving yard leaders with 931 yards on top of 559 rushing. He is one of the more versatile seniors you can find and consistently demonstrates reliable hands.
JR West Hall
West Hall junior Elijah Hayes is a name to know going forward in the class of ’25. The 6’1″ 195 lbs. running back has been bouncing off tacklers and showing outstanding open-field speed. Last week, Hayes rushed for 215 yards on 14 attempts and one touchdown. In just a few games, Hayes now has 401 rushing yards on 27 rushes – that’s a 14.8-yard-per-carry average. Hayes is a no-doubt P5 target and we suspect his recruitment will catch on.
One of the most versatile offensive players we have seen in the early season is Etowah’s Xavier Mahoney. The jack-of-all-trades athlete last week against their rival Cherokee totaled 286 on offense throwing 8/10 passes for 107 yards, 3 receptions for 81 yards and an additional 98 yards on the ground. The junior is an exciting playmaker that fits the bill of a spread triple-option QB at the next level.
SR Clarke Central
Clarke Central took down their rival Oconee County, and senior defensive lineman Memphis Huff was a terror. With 4 sacks in the game on top of 3 pressures, the Oconee County offense was constantly under duress. Huff is an Alabama A&M commit who just recently transferred over from East Jackson. At 6’3″ 240 lbs., Huff has the frame to really fill out his frame and potentially be an interior defensive lineman at the next level.
JR North Murray
Another North Murray player makes the standouts list in Skyler Williams. A player that coach Poag at North Murray is very high on, the junior QB threw for 462 yards and 4 touchdowns on top of 54 yards rushing and two touchdowns. The 6’3″ 195 lbs. class of ’25 QB has some legit tools to work with. He has an effortless release and shows excellent pocket presence. Williams is absolutely a D1 caliber QB who we expect to hear more about in the coming months.
SR Fellowship Christian
Fellowship specialist Nathan Chapman was fantastic in their tough loss against Trinity Christian. The 2A kicker went 3/3 in the game from distances of 29, 46, and 46. Chapman also averaged 41.6 yards on 6 punts. The preseason All-State kicker is widely considered a top-40 kicker in the country and is an excellent student with a 3.8 GPA
JR Lakeview Fort Oglethorpe
The diminutive dynamite at running back weaved in and around defenders last week for 285 yards and 4 touchdowns. The 5’6″ junior running back is one of the more determined backs you will see in this junior class bouncing off tackles, churning his legs for extra yardage, and being very shifty in tight spaces. Lewis is a player breaking onto the scene and looking like an impact player for LFO.
Xavier Daisy out of GAC was nearly unstoppable in their win against Lovett catching 7 receptions for 197 yards and a touchdown. The senior made several contested catches where his strength was able to haul in the pass while the defender was draped over. Daisy is a strong possession receiver standing 6’3″ and 195 lbs. His huge catch radius, strong hands, and concise route running make Daisy one of the better pass-catchers still available in the state. Daisy has a handful of D1 offers with UAB showing a lot of interest as of late.
Kruah utilized his excellent top-end speed to create 3 sacks in last week’s game against West Forsyth. The quick edge defender who stands 6’2″ and 210 lbs. had a total of tackles in the game on top of 3 forced fumbles. Kruah is explosive off the line and gets out of his stance fast. He is proficient in getting off blocks showing a quick swim move and overall nice activity with his hands/feet. From watching his early season film, Kruah looks like a D1 prospect to keep an eye on.
SR Habersham Central
Barrett has proven over several years now to be one of the hardest-hitting tacklers over the middle of the field in North Georgia. Against White County last week he had 11 tackles and 1 pass breakup. Several of those tacklers were again thumpers, driving the ball carrier to the ground. At just 5’11” and 175 lbs., Barrett might not have the prototypical size, but watch his film, and see how quickly he rotates his hips and accelerates to the ball. Barrett can play the game and is someone who will be in consideration for first-team All-State in Class 6A by the end of the season.