As part of an ongoing series, GHSF Daily has been listing the best five players in Georgia at the following positions – quarterback, running back, receiver, offensive lineman, defensive lineman, linebacker, defensive back and kicker/punter.
Today, we finish up with kickers and punters. In making these choices, we value a history of production over potential (listed in alphabetical order).
NOTE: These picks are made by GHSF Daily, not by the AJC or its staff.
Austin Breed, Dunwoody: Breed was the first team all-state kicker in Class AAA after making all 13 of his field goal attempts in 2008.
Conner Hawk, Norcross: Gwinnett’s best all-around kicker last year, Hawk made 14 of 19 field goals and averaged 38.8 yards per punt.
Richie Leone, Roswell: Leone averaged 42.2 yards per punt, made seven of 11 field goals and put 28 of 35 kickoffs in the end zone in 2008. He has committed to Houston.
Joe Mansour, LaGrange: Mansour, who has committed to Kentucky, averaged 41.0 yards per punt and put 46 of 59 kickoffs in the end zone last season. He was 6-for-11 on field goals.
Justin Moore, Marist: Moore made seven of 11 field-goal attempts and all 48 extra-point tries and put 29 of 69 kickoffs in to the end zone last season. Moore has committed to Miami of Ohio.
Others: Edward Chipple, Liberty County; Ben Crump, Murray County; Knox Delaney, Glynn Academy; Rustin Evatt, Peach County; Adam Griffin, Calhoun; Asher Holland, Jenkins; Ethan LaPan, Aquinas; Will Monday, Flowery Branch; Devon Pike, Northside (Warner Robins); Evan Scott, Hardaway
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