Georgia High School Football Daily Spotlight: All-Decade Team: Class AAAAA

We conclude our all-decade teams today with Class AAAAA. It would be interesting to see how this group compares with other states around the country.

Our player of the decade is Greg Reid. He’s the only player to make first-team all-state three times in the decade. He also was a Parade All-American who won a state title and was the MVP of two postseason all-star games, including a national one.

Here are the GHSF Daily’s picks for Class AAAA all-decade team. Please submit your own selections below. Or tell us what you think of the GHSF Daily picks. (The year in parentheses is the last season played by each player.)

Player of the decade: Greg Reid, Lowndes
Coach of the decade: Jeff Herron, Camden County
Team of the decade: 2002 Parkview
Program of the decade: Camden County

Offense

QB – Hutson Mason, Lassiter (2009)
AP all-class player of the year; state-record 4,560 yards passing
RB – James Davis, Douglass (2004)
2004 AP offensive player of the year; all-SEC at Clemson; NFL
RB – Jonathan Dwyer, Kell (2006)
2006 GACA offensive player of the year; ACC player of the year at Georgia Tech
WR – Sean Bailey, Milton (2001)
USA Today All-American; 86 receptions, 1,382 yards as a senior; Georgia
WR – Fred Gibson, Ware County (2000)
More than 50 catches, 1,000 yards as a junior, senior; all-SEC at Georgia
TE – Philip Lutzenkirchen, Lassiter (2008)
72 receptions, more than 1,000 yards as a senior; Auburn
OL – Clint Boling, Chattahoochee (2005)
Underrated in high school; three-year starter at Georgia
OL – Ed Christian, Lowndes (2009)
Three-year starter during 36-4 run; committed to Auburn
OL – Zeb McKinzey, Parkview (2002)
2002 all-class player of the year; three state titles; Georgia
OL – Sergio Render, Newnan (2004)
Underrated in high school; four-year starter at Virginia Tech
OL – Chris Scott, Lovejoy (2004)
Parade All-American; three-year starter at Tennessee
PK – Brandon Coutu, Collins Hill (2002)
9-of-9 on FG as a senior; Georgia

Defense

DL – Jermaine Cunningham, Stephenson (2005)
25 sacks as a senior; three-year starter at Florida
DL – Cameron Heyward, Peachtree Ridge (2006)
2006 AJC/AP defensive player of the year; freshman starter at Ohio State
DL – Abry Jones, Northside (2008)
2008 defensive player of the year; Georgia
DL – David Pollack, Shiloh (2000)
Underrated in high school; three-time All-American at Georgia
LB – Jonathan Abbate, Harrison (2002)
207 tackles as a senior; All-ACC at Wake Forest; UFL
LB – Marcus Ball, Stephenson (2005)
Parade All-American; AJC defensive player of the year; Memphis
LB – Rennie Curran, Brookwood (2006)
AJC Super 11; 2006 GACA defensive player of the year; all-SEC at UGA
DB – Ahmad Carroll, Douglass (2000)
Parade All-American; Arkansas; NFL first-round pick
DB – Jeff Francoeur, Parvkew (2001)
2001 all-class player of the year; Clemson signee; MLB
DB – Alec Ogletree, Newnan (2008-09)
AJC Super 11; USA Today All-American; committed to Georgia
DB – Greg Reid, Lowndes (2008)
2008 all-class player of the year; Florida State
P – Richie Leone, Roswell (2009)
Averaged 46.4 per kick as a senior; committed to Houston

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43 comments Add your comment

bleed red

January 8th, 2010
11:25 am

jason foster cherokee high the best period

LionProud

January 8th, 2010
11:33 am

I couldn’t agree more with your choice of Cameron Heyward! Awesome kid. Tons of talent. I’m looking forward to watching him continue to play, wherever it may be… OSU or NFL.

Your daddy’s smilin’ down on you kid. You’re making him proud!

bleed red

January 8th, 2010
11:36 am

Aston Foster next best more yards than James Javis even in 2 round 2003 agenst James Javis and douglas off atlanta. no ur facks Jason shut Sean Baile down at Milton. whent own to georgia southen to break ever rushing/td/receving rec/won walter paton award Baily did nothing in collage

**Frederick(Bailey)Douglass**

January 8th, 2010
11:51 am

Come on Todd…Clemson is in the ACC!!! That kind of mistake makes me question the entire article.

Tigheten up man. Stay close to DOL.

FBD

ImaTitleTownBaby

January 8th, 2010
2:02 pm

LOL@ Fredrick…I think you have to include a “Second Team” and an “Honorable Mention” because alot of great kids diserve to be on this team…team is great…but I can easily come up with another team that would contend with this one..I can see a couple more Lowndes players being on this team.

Pecan

January 8th, 2010
3:11 pm

I want to see a list of the top 100 of all time from Georgia. It would be quite objective, of course, as all of these lists are. But, it would be a lot of fun and create a lot of interest and conversation. What else do we have to do now that college and high school football are over?

Pecan

January 8th, 2010
3:11 pm

Should have said “subjective”. Sorry

rp

January 8th, 2010
3:32 pm

You got 2 right , Herron and Camdens program.

Georgia Peach

January 8th, 2010
4:41 pm

I agree Camden should have program of the decade when they average 150 to 200 players per year. But I disagree that Herron should be Coach of the Decade. His program is designed to elevate him. His program does’nt really benefit the players. Thats why he NEVER had scouts recruiting for GA, GA Tech, Florida etc. In order to be recruited by these programs you have to start three consecutive years to give the scouts chance to evaluate you. Herron is so focus on collecting 800.00 from each player to be on the team that he does’nt allow anyone to play three consecutive years as starters. Therefore his players get no shine and no recognition from scouts.

football

January 8th, 2010
5:06 pm

how bout eric berry? he’s one of the most productive DB’s in the history of college football

Mr. Riley

January 8th, 2010
5:35 pm

How about Chansi Stuckey of NSWR??…i mean seriously its not like the guy didn’t take them to the dome like three times as a QB and wasn’t he voted all state in one of those seasons?…and to boot he is now in approaching his third season in the NFL…

Camden Alum

January 8th, 2010
6:12 pm

Georgia Peach.. I graduated in 2008, and I played my 4 years for him. his program does elevate him and he does want that money. but there are a lot of D-1 players from our school.
Brian Crum-UF
DJ Jones-GT
Kevin Patterson- Wake Forsest
Darlron Spead-Vandy
Kevin Mcneil-FSU
Brandon West- Western Michigain
Ashton Hall- Marshall
Rennie Moore- Clemson
Josh Dickerson- South Carolina
Willie White-GT
Ryan Seymour-Vandy
Christain Milstead-Navy
Deangelo Smith-South Carolina
Ryan Attaway-Memphis

With the exception of Brian Crum that is all from 2003 to last years graduating class of 2009.. not including this years class nor the countless others that have signed to D-1AA or NAIA schools like myself.. The class of 07 had 16 kids sign to play college football.. my class had 9 before the year was over.. That is 25 kids in just two classes. Jeffs Program is very successful. UGA just doesn’t know how to recruit whats in their own backyard. And that is why they will always be behind UF!! haha GO GATORS!!

John

January 8th, 2010
7:01 pm

When is the GS vs FL h/s football game and where?

AK

January 8th, 2010
8:16 pm

whoa!!!!!! what about reggie ball, kregg lumpkin?!?!?!?!
i would take reggie in any game situation over hutson(not taking anything from the kid)

ImaTitleTownBaby

January 8th, 2010
10:16 pm

Shout out to my boy Greg…at FSU doing his thang!!

GHS

January 8th, 2010
10:29 pm

There was a lot of great Griffin Bears that was left off did you forget about Georgia Bulldog great J. Sullivan he made David Pollack I get so tried of yall just honoring the Atlanta School this is Bull Sh**

montanto

January 9th, 2010
8:46 am

ajc’s picks are a joke marques ivory was 35 and 0 as a starter 2 state titles and the greatest comeback in georgia dome history beating tucker and i believe eric fields numbers at outside linebacker are some of the best for any linebacker in the decade maybe ajc should do an all atlanta area decade team and then do the rest of the state team of the decade

joe

January 9th, 2010
8:52 am

georgia peach you are stupid

Brown

January 9th, 2010
10:40 am

What about Eric Berry (Creekside high school) Tennessee! best safety to come out of GA. This year will be a top five draft pick.

vsublazer

January 9th, 2010
10:49 am

Is this list based on what you did in highschool or college?

Todd Holcomb

January 9th, 2010
1:03 pm

Camden County had over 30 players on college rosters last season, more than Lowndes or Northside combined, more than any other AAAAA school. That criticism of Coach Herron doesn’t match the facts, IMO.

Eric Berry played in AAA. Marques Ivory played in AAAA. This is the all-AAAAA team.

Chansi Stuckey would’ve been a good choice. It’s just hard to ignore a guy who has two of the three best seasons of passing yards in state history. But I could live with the choice of Stuckey.

Sorry for the mistake on James Davis. I did know Clemson was in the ACC. : )

piodol

January 9th, 2010
2:11 pm

Herron takes advantage of his players? Are you kidding?! The guy wins despite talent, not because of it. College scouts don’t care about HS coaches; they see potential, they’ll take it. And it is clear Camden does not have an abundance of SEC players every year. Herron has a monopoly on a county that probably ought to have two schools – not his doing – and convinces the kids that they are as good as Valdosta and Gwinnett. So that’s the way they play.

I Watch High School Football Too

January 10th, 2010
1:38 pm

This is trash. Anyone who played one season in the decade should not be on the list. How do you credit what Fred Gibson or Ahmad Carroll did in 1999 on this list? Seriously? And what does this “underrated in high school” mean? If the kids weren’t on your radar then, how do they make your list now? If it’s a lifetime achievement award or your most likely to succeed list, then say so, but please try again and give credit where it’s due.

Raider Fan

January 10th, 2010
1:57 pm

Hold on a second, where’s the ACC all-time leader in receptions, Aaron Kelly? Player of the Year by the AJC his senior season for AAAAA, and then went on to a very successful career at Clemson.

wildcat fan

January 10th, 2010
3:19 pm

GEORGIA PEACH,,,,Your just down right stupid..Camden has had a player on the Gators National Championship Team(starter)a player on the SEC Championship Team. Two players one for each team that played for the ACC Championship(both starters)so that gives us a player on the ACC Championship Team. A starter on the Appl State team that beat Michigan, that won back to back National Championships. A player on the Valdosta State team that that won a National Champioship. The all-time NCAA D-I FBS kickreturn Leader is from Camden Co. And Orange Bowl MVP, and a starter on the Baltimore Ravens Super Bowl team(TRavis Taylor). We haven’t had a player signed by Georgia, since BJ Fields but who cares about Georgia(and im a Georgia fan) thats why they haven’t won a title in 30 years. All the things with the exception of Travis Taylors Mvp of the Orange Bowl game was within the last 5 years. Camden may not have 5 star recruits but we do very well, what other school has accomplished this, with no major recruits. Oh by the way Ken Ellis has SuperBowls rings with the Green Bay Packers 2 rings, and Mack Mcknight has a National Championship ring with the Fla State Seminoles, So we haven’t done that bad.

joe

January 10th, 2010
5:00 pm

travis Taylor went to Elementary school in Camden, he played High school football in Jax
Ken Ellis played for Ralph Bunch for Camden High School

Who is Mack McKnight? where year did he play for Camden?

wildcat fan

January 10th, 2010
5:02 pm

OH, By the way we have a former NFL player(former Camden Wildcat) Now an asistant coach in the league Seattle Seahawks(Stump Mitchell). Other schools may have players with more or even better accomplishments, but for no 5 star recruits, our players do fairly well. At the end of the day those kids from other schools that are 5 star recruits hopefully end up like our kids(2 or 3 star recruits) and thats a college Degree because most of those 5 star guys never make it to the league do you know the odds. If your chances of making to the NFL are low, or even not making it at all, does it really matter if played at Georgia or Ga Southern, answer NO it doesn’t matter. Or is it just to say you played at Georgia. Georgia does have more players in the league than Florida, and better players in the League than Florida.

wildcat fan

January 10th, 2010
5:07 pm

He played only part of his last two years in Jax, Left after his sophmore year. Only left because Our QB was a senior and our stupid coach would not throw the ball. 88-92 is the year he played(Mcknight)you must not be a Camden Fan you would know all this.

wildcat fan

January 10th, 2010
5:10 pm

And the QB at that time, is now our QB’s Coach(Green)

joe

January 10th, 2010
5:29 pm

Camden fan Are you a camden fan, you mean Mack Knight CB woodbine ga played on only one FSU championship not two. I think Knight played at FSU in 1990 GET YOUR FACTS RIGHT SINCE ALL CAMDEN FANs WOULD KNOW THIS.

camdenite

January 10th, 2010
6:47 pm

Tyrone Jones played for Camden. He has championships and MVPs for the Blueboomers. He also played with the Cadinals with Stump

joe

January 10th, 2010
7:10 pm

camdenite, I knew Ty since 1st grade. I did not know Ty played for St. Louis. Thanks for the information. So Camden did have 4 NFL players

Camden Alum

January 10th, 2010
10:31 pm

joe and wildcat fan. swap email adresses or phone numbers lol. we already dont get enough credit by ajc as it is so dont argue for them to see hahahaha.. btw.. coach green is off the chain.. he just cut my hair friday night.

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January 11th, 2010
12:30 am

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Phill

January 11th, 2010
3:54 am

I think we sleepin on Caleb King!!!!

john

January 11th, 2010
6:45 am

where is eric berry on this list

Guwinster

January 14th, 2010
9:53 pm

If you are considering college accomplishments in this list then Camden’s Brandon West should be on this list. He broke the NCAA record for all time all purpose yards while at Western Michigan.

LHS Fan 86

January 15th, 2010
3:36 pm

Georgia-Florida High School game played at Lowndes Highs Martin stadium Sat. Jan. 16th @ 2:00pm.

Camden74

January 15th, 2010
6:40 pm

Ken Ellis does not have 2 Super Bowl rings, he only has one. And that’s not for a championship, it’s for being a runner up, 1980 with the Rams. There have been 5 NFL players from Camden County. Ken Ellis, Rickey Anderson, Stump Mitchell, Ty Jones and Travis Taylor……..There was another player from Camden drafted by the AFL, but he never played in the league. In my opinion, having sent 5 players to the NFL is an amazing feat, considering Camden County has less than 50,000 residents!

Camden74

January 15th, 2010
6:57 pm

By the way, Stump Mitchell just became Head Coach at Southern University, Baton Rouge, La.

FCHSTiger

January 18th, 2010
7:05 pm

Eric Berry actually played in AAAA, and was named the player of the decade in that class.

db#92

March 9th, 2012
2:50 pm

Why was Paul Oliver from Harrison left off this team? I played with Paul while at Harrison and have never seen a more talented high school player. Paul could take over a game at any moment from three different positions. Paul was primarily a corner which teams would not even throw to his side. He also played receiver and punt returner. Paul was an All-State member, Parade All-American, ranked #1 corner in the nation his senior year and played at UGA. Paul has now played 5 years on the NFL. Who ever made this list messed up not putting P.O. on this list.

Bill killes

June 27th, 2012
8:51 pm

What about lowndes top three Brad Johnson, freeman stephans, and darren richardson