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.
This week, GHSF Daily will select its Super 11 for each classification. Today, it is Class AA.
We struggled with AA a little more than A and regretted leaving out a couple of Region 6-AA receivers (GAC’s Julian Horton and Blessed Trinity’s Jake Skole) and a pair of Division I-A offensive linemen (Adairsville’s Catlin Alford and Buford’s Du’Von Millsap), among others. (Note: These selections are not the AJC’s.)
Remember that these are seniors only:
WR Markeith Ambles, Henry County: Recently committed to Tennessee, Ambles caught 40 passes for 764 yards (19.1 per reception) and eight touchdowns in 2008. Ambles is a consensus top 10 recruit in Georgia and perhaps the best receiver in school history over recent graduates Jamal Patterson (Stanford) and Chris Jackson (Auburn).
QB B.J. Bostic, Jefferson County: Bostic has rushed and passed for more than 1,250 yards each of the past two seasons. Bostic has committed to Georgia Tech, where he wants to play cornerback.
QB Jonathan Carkhuff, Lovett: Carkhuff passed for 2,178 yards and 22 touchdowns last season for Lovett, which reached the Class AA quarterfinals. He’s a baseball player and not heavily recruited in football.
FB/LB Jessel Curry, Buford: Curry is a two-way player who rushed for 403 yards, caught passes for 332 yards, scored 15 touchdowns and made 109 tackles for a state championship team. He has committed to Auburn.
RB Keith Christopher, Brooks County: Christopher is the top returning rusher in Class AA. He rushed for 1,690 yards (7.8 per carry) and 22 touchdowns and was the Region 1-AA offensive player of the year on a 12-2 team. He’s 5 feet, 8 inches, and not heavily recruited.
QB Malcolm Eady, Swainsboro: Eady might’ve had more total yards from scrimmage per game than any player in Class AA last season. He threw for 1,653 and rushed for 1,055 in 10 games and was a part in 31 touchdowns for a 5-5 team.
WR Blake Gowder, Union County: Gowder caught 77 passes for a state-best 1,453 yards in 2008. Only Division I-AA schools have made Gowder offers so far, and he might wind up as a tight end, H-back or fullback in college.
OL Kolton Houston, Buford: Houston is the best blocker on a team that has won 30 consecutive games. He’s Scout’s No. 6 guard and Rivals’ No. 18 guard nationally. Houston committed early to Georgia.
QB Darius Minor, Jefferson: Minor passed for 1,914 yards and 26 touchdowns and rushed for 890 yards and nine touchdowns as Jefferson finished 11-1 won its first region title in 31 years.
ATH Trenton Pruitt, Fitzgerald: Expect Pruitt to stand out more this season now that Jemea Thomas has moved on to Georgia Tech. Pruitt, coach Robby Pruitt’s son, rushed for 670 yards and 14 touchdowns and caught 28 passes with six touchdowns for an 11-3 team in 2008. He has committed to Vanderbilt.
WR Da’Rick Rogers, Calhoun: He’s the No. 1 prospect in the state, according to Rivals. Rogers caught 47 passes for 855 yards (18.2 average) and nine touchdowns in 2008. Rogers has committed to Georgia.
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