Here are the Week 4 standouts from our weekend research. We have a quick write-up on each of the 10 athletes that we have selected with their highlight film included if possible.
We also have a poll for our Player of the Week directly underneath that will end tomorrow night at 10 p.m. You can only vote once per hour! The winner will get a featured story on the website and a custom highlight video.
The powerful back had his way against North Gwinnett rushing for 228 yards and three touchdowns. On the final drive, Maddox had several big plays to help set up the eventual go-ahead score with just 1:10 left to maintain their undefeated status. Maddox also tallied an interception on defense. No doubt, this was the best game of the career for the Georgia Tech commit.
SOPH Sandy Creek
The sophomore is off to a great start to the season with 6.5 sacks and 11 tackles for a loss. Last week’s game against East Coweta was his best so far with 5 tackles for a loss and 3 sacks on top of 2 QB hurries. Harvey also caused 2 fumbles. At 6’3″, 220 lbs., Harvey looks like an exciting pass-rusher who should have a lot of FBS offers before it’s all said and done.
SR Mt. Zion-Jonesboro
The 6’4″ 230 lbs. senior was all over the field against McDonough totaling 15 tackles, 6 for a loss, and 2 sacks. The long defensive end prospect is extremely agile showing nice reactions laterally to the read option. Bell hustles his tail off, and that also led to a fumble recovery against McDonough. There is very little doubt in my mind that Bell is underrated considering his lone offer is from Clark-Atlanta.
SOPH NW Whitfield
Nuckolls has stepped into the starting job and passed with flying colors. Just last week against North Murray, the 6′ sophomore threw for 345 yards and also had 81 yards on the ground. As of now, Nuckolls leads the state in passing yards with 1144. He is no doubt a prospect to continue to watch, as we have seen NW Whitfield develop several talented QBs over the years now.
JR Harris Co.
Ogletree took over both sides of the football in their 27-19 victory over Howard. The junior had 8 receptions for 196 yards and 1 interception on top of 1 touchdown. Ogletree showed off his excellent top-end speed breaking off several big plays after the catch. Ogletree is an exciting 5’11” junior prospect to keep an eye out for who could honestly impact the game at wide receiver or defensive back.
SR Clinch Co.
Cook had no answer for Indiana commit Jeremy Bell in last week’s 35-27 victor. The Clinch senior had a kickoff for 95 yards that set the tone of the game. Overall, the explosive athlete had 160 yards rushing, 100 yards receiving, and 119 on returns per the GHSF Daily newsletter. Bell made the top 10 plays several times last year where he showcased his elite aerial receiving skills.
JR North Murray
Skyler Williams makes the standouts for the 3rd week of the season. The junior prospect just keeps on producing elite numbers, and that happened once again vs. NW Whitfield. Williams completed 22/27 passes for 339 yards and 4 touchdowns while also rushing for 147 yards on 29 attempts. Each week the junior signal-caller cements himself as one of the top passers in the class of ’25, especially when you consider his ability to hurt a defense with his legs.
Watkins orchestrated a great comeback down 21-0 scoring 25 unanswered points and helping his team to their 2nd win. The Norcross senior announced his commitment to Air Force over the summer. Watkins had touchdown runs from 30 and 75 yards where his long-running gait was able to stride out. The senior also showed off his versatility by catching a 40-yard pass. Watkin’s explosive playmaking has really been an advantage for the #10 ranked Norcross in our 7A poll.
Trion is #3 in our polls for Class A D1 and Toby Maddux has been their offensive engine. In their blowout 64-6 win against Gordon Central Maddux only carried the football 10 times for 195 yards and 2 touchdowns. The senior also had a 24-yard touchdown pass. At 5’11”, and 185 lbs. Maddux won’t shock you getting off the bus, but he has excellent balance and top-end acceleration. Maddux just this weekend took a visit to Shorter.
Clark played arguably his best game of his HS career in their 41-27 victory over Dutchtown. The senior completed 12/16 passes for 168 yards and three touchdowns while also rushing for 93 yards and another score. Clark is a powerful athlete at 6’2″ and 205 lbs. and helped shoot up Spalding into #7 in our 4A rankings. Clark’s ability to create and scramble on the fly kept the Duthctown defense on their toes the entire night. Clark will prove to be an X-factor for Spalding all season long. He is a very interesting recruit who is one of the harder guys to tackle in space and is still uncommitted.