Georgia High School Football Daily Spotlight: The GHSF Daily chooses its Class A Super 11

On Sunday, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, in partnership with Georgia High School Football Daily, will release its 25th Super 11 team, a preseason list of Georgia’s 11 best senior football players.

Today through Friday, GHSF Daily will select its Super 11 for each classification, starting with Class A. (Note: These selections are not the AJC’s.)

Remember that these are seniors only:

QB Vintavious Cooper, Clinch County: Passed for 1,618 yards and 15 touchdowns with just three interceptions in 2008. Also rushed for 437 yards and scored 10 TDs.

WR Darqueze Dennard, Twiggs County: Caught 61 passes for 923 yards and 17 TDs in 2008.

DL Marcus Fairley, Eagle’s Landing Christian: Two-way starter with 22 tackles for loss on defense and a 90 percent grade on offense. First team all-state in 2008, according to the AJC.

LB Bobby Fulton, Wesleyan: First team all-state in 2008, according to the Georgia Athletic Coaches Association and the Georgia Sports Writers Association. The Gwinnett Daily Post counted 22 tackles in the Class A championship game against ECI.

RB A.G. Middlebrooks, Lincoln County: Rushed for 1,439 yards, caught 25 passes and scored 18 TDs in 2008.

RB Cartell McLendon, Treutlen: Rushed for 1,496 yards and 20 TDs in 2008.

WR Keith Mumphery, Dooly County: Caught 49 passes for 970 yards and 14 TDs in 2008.

OL Colby Nelson, Taylor County: Named first team all state by the AJC and GACA in 2008.

LB Quayshon Simmons, Wilkinson County: First team all-state in 2008, according to the AJC. Averaged more than 10 tackles a game for Class A semifinalist.

TE Brian Vogler, Brookstone: Rated the No. 1 tight end prospect in Georgia by Rivals and Scout and one of the 25 best players in Georgia overall. First team all-state by the AJC and GSWA. Caught 19 passes in a run-oriented offense in 2008.

QB Conor Welton, Wesleyan: Passed for 1,555 yards and 15 TDs and led Wesleyan to its first state championship in 2008.

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August 16th, 2009
8:50 pm

All deserving picks. Generally, there are a number of players in each class of play who are equally good, but the ones who get statewide recognition are usually from playoff teams who at least make the Final 16 of the playoffs unless they are national recruits. The above is no exception: 9/11 of the above were from playoff teams, and 5/11 were from teams that made the final 8 in the state. The major exceptions to the playoff rule were Cartell McClendon of Treutlen (who is probably the best senior RB in the state; his team was beaten by a last-second pass by Savannah Country Day in a region playoff game) and Brian Vogler (Brookstone lost in the second round of the state playoffs, but he is a national recruit).


August 17th, 2009
1:29 am

Have none of these players committed?