Talk of transfers is more prevalent in high school basketball, but impact players make moves in football, too. The Georgia High School Football Daily staff has compiled a list of 10 of the better players who have transferred for the 2009 season. Did we miss anybody?
Milton Artis, Westlake: A quarterback, Artis led North Clayton to the Region 4-AAAA title in 2008. Now he’s playing for a contender full of talent in 4-AAAAA.
Steven Atwater, Peachtree Ridge: Atwater, the son of the former Denver Broncos safety of the same name, left Greater Atlanta Christian. He’s a Division I-A prospect with at least one offer from an SEC school. Atwater Jr. is more of a cornerback.
Tanner Burch, Savannah Christian: Burch was a first-team all-Savannah-area linebacker at South Effingham in Region 2-AAAA. Savannah Christian is a top 10 team in Class A.
Daunte Carr, Gainesville: Carr, one of the top-rated safeties in the class of 2010, left Buford for Gainesville. He has committed to Stanford. Gainesville, ranked No. 2 in AAA, seeks its first GHSA title.
Niagel Curtis, Gordon Central: Curtis, a 5-foot-7 running back with college offers, left Adairsville. He’ll be one of the best backs in Class AA.
Delino DeShields, Norcross: DeShields rushed for 803 yards on 83 carries for Woodward Academy last season. He’s also one of the state’s top baseball players, and his father is a former major leaguer.
Storm Johnson, Loganville: Johnson rushed for more than 1,200 yards last season for Class AA champion Buford but shared carries with title-game star Cody Getz. Johnson is expected to be the workhorse for Loganville, the reigning Region 8-AAAA champion.
Nance Nash, Calhoun: Nash left Darlington for Calhoun, where he’ll be able to throw to close friend and Super 11 wide receiver Da’Rick Rogers. Nash has committed to Vanderbilt.
Thomas Sprague, Gainesville: Sprague made 173 tackles last season for North Hall, including more than 20 against Gainesville, his new team. He’s been a first team all-region linebacker for two seasons in 8-AAA.
Dylan Shaddix, Henry County: Shaddix came from Eagle’s Landing along with a receiver Shavarez Smith. It will be interesting to see which has the bigger impact. Shaddix is in line to replace Drew Little, the record-setting passer now at Georgia State, but Smith, a receiver, is a sleeper recruit who is being courted by Tennessee and South Carolina.
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