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 AAA. (Note: These selections are not the AJC’s.)
Remember that these are seniors only:
DE Henry Anderson, Woodward Academy: Had 70 tackles, 10 for loss, and six sacks last season. He’s a super student (4.1 GPA) who is going to Stanford.
DE/LB Neiron Ball, Jackson: Super fast defensive end, might play linebacker at Florida, to which he has committed. Scout.com reports Ball had 19 sacks in 2008 for a team that ranked No. 1 in scoring defense in Class AAA. The assessment of Ball’s coach, Mike Parris – “He’s good as hell” – is one of our favorite preseason quotes.
QB Terrell Brigham, Burke County: The Augusta Chronicle player of the year passed for 1,797 yards and rushed for 1,155 for an 8-4 team. He can become a sleeper recruit if he gets his academics in order.
G David Beasley, Carver (Columbus): Carver’s staff credited Beasley with 88 pancake blocks last season. Opponents have since learned to stay down, so those numbers might decrease in 2009. Beasley was an AJC first team all-state player last season. He’s committed to Clemson.
G Daniel Blitch, North Hall: Bob Christmas, his coach, says Blitch has the greatest potential of any lineman he’s coached, including Jake Grove, the starting center for the Miami Dolphins.
DE J.C. Copeland, Troup: Copeland made an early commitment to Tennessee. Class AAA rarely has had so many good defensive ends.
DE Corey Crawford, Carver (Columbus): Made 70 tackles, a high number for a junior defensive end on a team full of Division I-A players last season. Crawford has committed to Clemson.
RB Martez Eastland, Ringgold: Rushed for 1,621 yards last season and was the Chattanooga Times’ North Georgia offensive player of the year. He apparently lacks the burner speed to make him a major recruit and remains uncommitted.
WR Tai-ler Jones, Gainesville: Caught 81 passes last season. A consensus top 10 prospect in Georgia, Jones has committed to Stanford.
QB Connor Shaw, Flowery Branch: Committed to South Carolina, Shaw passed for 2,146 yards and rushed for 929 while leading his team to the Class AAA final last year.
QB Blake Sims, Gainesville: Sims, who has committed to Alabama, was the Region 8-AAA offensive player of the year in 2008. He threw for 2,453 yards and rushed for 822.
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