Georgia High School Football Daily Spotlight: Impact players who have transferred for the 2009 season

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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2 comments Add your comment

Nathan H.

August 20th, 2009
8:05 pm



November 11th, 2009
11:01 am

How about a list of ALL the region players named and honored this year????