Georgia High School Football Daily Spotlight: The GHSF Daily chooses its Class AAAA 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.

This week, GHSF Daily will select its Super 11 for each classification. Today, it is Class AAAA. (Note: These selections are not the AJC’s.)

Remember that these are seniors only:

DB Ryan Ayers, South Paulding: Ayers is a two-way player who had 16 receptions and four interceptions in 2008. He runs the 40 in 4.34 seconds. Ayers has committed to Georgia Tech.

T Morgan Bailey, Loganville: Bailey averaged three pancakes and five knockdowns per game last season. He has committed to Georgia Tech.

QB/DB Synjyn Days, Hillgrove: Days was not GHSF Daily’s choice as preseason all-state at quarterback in Class AAAA. That spot went to Hardaway’s Marcus Smith. But Days is the better all-around player. He rushed for 1,037 yards, passed for 398 and returned kicks and played free safety. He’s being recruited as a quarterback by Georgia Tech, as a linebacker by Oklahoma State.

DE Jalen Fields, Dalton: Fields had 35 tackles for losses as a junior, according to, which rates him the No. 7 prospect in Georgia this year. Fields has committed to Georgia.

Jonathan Finch, Evans: Finch is the leading rusher among returning players to Class AAAA. He had 1,620 yards for a 10-1 team. He plays in a region that doesn’t get much respect. That and his size conspire to keep him out of the limelight outside the Augusta area.

RB/LB Clarence Jackson, North Clayton: Jackson is best all-around player in Class AAAA. He rushed for 1,552 yards but at 6 feet 2, 215 pounds, also is an outstanding linebacker, the position he’s expected to play at Ole Miss.

DB Isaiah Johnson, Sandy Creek: Johnson is the best defensive back ever at Sandy Creek. He had 35 solo tackles last season and made seven interceptions. He has committed to Georgia Tech.

RB Storm Johnson, Loganville: A transfer, Johnson rushed for 1,240 yards and 19 touchdowns last season at Buford. He is expected to sign with LSU.

RB Ken Malcome, Southwest DeKalb: Malcome rushed for 954 yards on 143 carries in 10 games. He was injured for at least parts of four games. He has committed to Georgia.

DE T.J. Stripling, Southwest DeKalb: Stripling made 88 tackles, 18 for losses, on a 9-4 team last season. He’s 6 feet, 6 inches, and carries a 3.8 GPA. Rivals rates him the No. 2 player at any position in the state. He has committed to Georgia.

ATH Reggie Whatley, Rome: Whatley rushed for 1,171 yards on only 127 carries last season and was a deadly return man.

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10 comments Add your comment


August 13th, 2009
10:40 am

I am glad for storm johnson, especially for fitzgerald because he gave fitz a fit last year and I’ve also read where buford is stacked again, I guess storm is just looking for a challenge. good luck mr. johnson on your future.


August 13th, 2009
11:19 pm

Jalen Fields..what can i say other than beast. The kid is awesome and a really hard worker i gotta feeling he will be a good one for UGA for years to come and i m not just saying that cause he is from my home town either. Look for big things from him at Dalton High School in 2009, they have a really good program up here in Northwest Georgia and can compete with any team in Georgia.

Kwan Bynum

August 14th, 2009
12:55 pm

The anticipation of all schools in AAAA is exciting this year: When Warner Robbins moved to AAAAA becoming the new Kings of AAAA High School Football had a lot of schools at thjier best, but the ending of the season pit Marist v.s. Tucker in the State Championship Game in 2008, still we don’t have a clue as to who are the Kings Of AAAA Football,. Tucker can called paper Champions because the outcome of the game score wise was as follows:
Tucker : 2
Tucker Points Assisted By Referees Involvement : 15
Marist : 3
Hopefully this year the bad calling and game altering calls by referees throught the Class AAAA won’t exist, but there will be watchfull Eyes on this season of football as well as basketball concerning referees altering games.
If I was anyone from Tucker I would be ashamed to represent a Title that was given to them by Referees, and not because they were the better team.
I wish all the Schools in this conference a healthy and rewarding season.


August 17th, 2009
3:00 am

Kwan, you’d know all about bad calls in AAAA. That’s what got your team to the final game to begin with. It’s called Karma.


August 17th, 2009
10:48 pm

Good one jill.

football fan in decatur

August 18th, 2009
11:52 am

Kwan, are you saying Marist was robbed? My God it’s about time, they’ve been robbing people forever. Karma is best served cold, huh


August 19th, 2009
12:11 am

Marist gets no calls. Everybody says that because of the controversial TD vs. Rome. Most refs are against Marist because its a private school and everybody loves to hate it.


August 22nd, 2009
11:56 pm

So who is the best QB in Fayette County really? I heard that strong armed QB (Justin Murray) from Fayette High School is pretty good.

MLK footballl player

August 27th, 2009
12:32 am

SWD vs. ML King. Mlk winner

MLK footballl player

August 27th, 2009
12:36 am

We have worked to hard to let up now we got the team that can go all the way but we wont be able to do it without leadership, discpline, and class. Friday night against SWD will prove that. We win we have those three things we lose we dont have none of them.