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 Rivals.com, 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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