Since 1985, the AJC’s Super 11 team has transformed into one of the nation’s most elite lists, consisting of the best 11 high school football players from the talent-loaded state of Georgia. Over the next few weeks, we’ll go over the many of the top candidates for this year’s AJC Super 11, which will be released on Aug. 15. Note: Below is a list of SOME of the CANDIDATES, not the final selections)

  • Sterling Bailey, DE, East Hall [committed to UGA]
  • Ronnie Bell, Sandy Creek QB [undecided]
  • Shannon Brown, Cook LB [committed to Alabama]
  • Homer Causey, Mays QB [undecided]
  • Bryan Chamberlain, Monroe-Albany OL [committed to Georgia Tech]
  • Alex Chisum, Sandy Creek WR [committed to Cincinnati]
  • Chris Conley, North Paulding WR [committed to UGA]
  • Isaiah Crowell, Carver-Columbus RB [undecided]
  • Watts Dantzler, Dalton OL [committed to UGA]
  • Ray Drew, Thomas County Central DE [undecided]
  • Xzavier Dickson, Griffin DE [undecided]
  • Jabari Hunt-Days, Hillgrove LB [committed to Georgia Tech]
  • A.J. Johnson, Gainesville LB/DE [undecided]
  • Nick Marshall, Wilcox County QB-DB [committed to UGA]
  • Malcolm Mitchell, Valdosta DB [undecided]
  • Chris Milton, Charlton County QB [undecided]
  • Corey Moore, Griffin DB [committed to UGA]
  • Alan Posey, Clarke Central OL [committed to Tennessee]
  • Brian Randolph, Kell FS [committed to Tennessee]
  • Corey Redwine, Creekside DT [undecided]
  • Kent Rollins, South Gwinnett QB [undecided]
  • Jay Rome, Valdosta TE [undecided]
  • Chris Sanders, Tucker FS [committed to UGA]
  • Justin Scott-Wesley, Mitchell County QB [committed to UGA]
  • Andre Sims, Brookwood WR [committed to Michigan State]
  • Terrance Smith, Southwest DeKalb LB [committed to Florida State]
  • Damian Swann, Grady WR-DB [undecided]
  • Stephon Tuitt, Monroe Area DE [undecided]
  • C.J. Uzomah, North Gwinnett QB [committed to Auburn]
  • James Vaughters, Tucker LB [committed to Stanford]
  • Avery Walls, Eagle’s Landing Christian DB [undecided]
  • Xzavier Ward, Colquitt OT [undecided]
  • Zach Witchett, Booker T. Washington DB [committed to UGA]
  • Gabriel Wright, Carver-Columbus DT [undecided]

Now it’s YOUR TURN: What are your thoughts on our candidates for the AJC Super 11? What do you think of the current candidates, or anyone in particular? Who are we missing? State your case below.

[Note: This is fun debate. Please refrain from any personal remarks or comments about any football player away from the field. This is strictly about what happens between the lines. Inappropriate comments will not be tolerated]

87 comments Add your comment

destin dawg

July 20th, 2010
6:20 am

What about Isaiah Crowell ??? Need a couple RB’s on the list… Go Dawgs !!


July 20th, 2010
1:38 pm

Nance in the same paragraph as those other QB’s? Really!!!!!

BHS Alum

July 20th, 2010
2:48 pm

Chaz Elder Banneker High School… Just a Junior but is the real deal. 5 int last year in a secondary that had two all state db’s…


July 20th, 2010
2:51 pm

Ray Drew, Thomas County Central…..nothing else needs to be said!! Kid has around 23 D-1 offers!!!

North Clayton Fan

July 21st, 2010
5:31 pm

Amarlo Herrera. Top ranked LB and already committed to UGA. Initially had offers from every ACC and SEC school. What more can Super 11 experts ask for.

dawg house

July 22nd, 2010
11:53 am

Zach Witchett Washington High school! UGA COMMIT.

Karl Werl

July 22nd, 2010
10:45 pm


I hope you are considering Thomas O’Reilly of Pope. I have known this young man since he was 13 and have watched him grow if that was possible since he was huge then. He is listed as the #18 guard in the country and #1 guard in Georgia. If you look at his film all you see are pancake blocks. He has good feet and great strength. I wish he was going to UGA but we missed the boat on that one. Auburn is getting a future pro.

The Truth

July 23rd, 2010
10:19 am

You have lost all credibility if you do not include A J Johnson in your final Super 11. He is not a “tweener” according to you. The only thing he is in between is smashing your face in or ripping your head off. He and Vaughters should be locks for both ILB positions. If he is good enough for the Under Armour game and the Army AA Bowl, then your Super 11 should be no problem. Get off of Chad Simmons jock.

Michael Carvell

July 23rd, 2010
3:00 pm

@The Truth, I like AJ Johnson a lot. More than Vaughters, since Vaughters struggled last year while injured. One other note: The Under Armour and Army Bowl have nothing to do with this list. The Super 11 is the best 11 high school football players in Georgia not college prospects.


July 23rd, 2010
9:33 pm

It should be called best in north Ga.( Minus Marshall). And if this is the best up there, i’m glad i’m from the south.

jag count

July 24th, 2010
5:51 pm

Stephenson’s tarik cook, jared boyd and Kadetrix Marcus are good candidates

Grignols Dawg

July 25th, 2010
10:54 am

Anybody being recruited by Tech isn’t worthy of a Super 11 pick.

Outside Observer

July 25th, 2010
5:05 pm

Grignols Dawg is one of those people that probably would have picked Fred Gibson over Calvin Johnson simply because he went to UGA. The bias is unbelievable. Just a heads up, these are all just kids. None of them are playing to their full potential yet. To say anyone being recruited by Tech isn’t worthy of the selection is an incredibly ignorant statement. You don’t have support from other posters because no one else wants to be associated with someone as ignorant as you.


July 25th, 2010
7:55 pm

Ronnie Harris of Westlake High School!! 5′9 170 DB with 10 plus offers from schools like Stanford, Ole Miss and Tennessee to name a few. All Region last season. 5 int’s for 162 yards and a TD. 51 tackles and 5 TFL’s. Shined on a defense that had several D-1 football prospects. Men lie. Women lie. Numbers don’t.


July 26th, 2010
7:47 am

You are definitely missing Ray Drew from Thomas County Central. The kid is perhaps the best defensive end in the state.


July 26th, 2010
2:44 pm

There are some kids out that get caught up in a system that doesn’t show their skills. For one is Andre Wilson who has been stuck in a system that cant make their minds up. One year they are in a spread and the next they are in the option. The kid probably has one the strongest arm in the state. That is not just coming from but a ESPN Anaylst. He has won player of the week award his 10th and 11th grade year in Rockdale. As well as QB MVP award at the NUC combine. This kid needs to be on this list. If you dont believe me watch him. So I dont have to say I told you so.


July 27th, 2010
11:23 am

Let Aaron Murray pull a Joe Cox in 2010, and not only will the vultures be circling Richt, but given a chance, see how fast Nick Marshall could move from DB to QB and not resemble Joe Cox.


July 27th, 2010
1:26 pm

What’s the difference between the best high school football players and the best college prospects? Aren’t they one in the same? What am I missing?


July 27th, 2010
1:26 pm

Enter your comments here

We Believe In The Green and The Gold.

July 28th, 2010
9:51 am

Xzavier Dickson??????


July 28th, 2010
1:32 pm

Ray Drew of Thomas County.


July 28th, 2010
2:03 pm

More South Georgia players should have been represented. South Georgia continues to win state championships year after year, you can’t win without athletes. Next year, please consider adding more South Georgians to the AJC Super 11.

Atl Fan

July 28th, 2010
4:00 pm

Am I the only person that only sees 10 names? Ray Drew should definitely be on the list!

Peach County Fan

July 28th, 2010
4:20 pm

Ray Drew, Gabe Wright, CJ Uzomah, Jay Rome, Watts Danzler, Damian Swann, and AJ Johnson all deserve to be on this list.

Michael, if you like Johnson so much more than Vaughters, why didn’t you include him?

By most accounts, Jay Rome is one of the premier prospect in our great state, second only to Isaiah Crowell. How can you justify his omission?


July 28th, 2010
4:29 pm

Stephon Tuitt has to be on the list. He is at worst top 3 player in the state and IMO the best overall player in the state. He is a beast!

Northside Observer

July 28th, 2010
5:55 pm

JAYBO: You know their are a couple of Super 11 Players in South Georgia. With that monster at DE, I am glad we are playing you guys in WR.

Steven Conner

July 28th, 2010
8:14 pm

South Ga still gets no respect. I recon the AJC needs to change its name to the North Georgia Times. Can someone please tell me how Camden has won consecutive state championships with very few D 1 players. I think I know the answer “COACHING”. We will be ready—You better believe it. Go Cats

dawg house

July 28th, 2010
8:49 pm

Zach witchett Booker T. washinghton high school! Super 11 hands down.

dawg house

July 28th, 2010
8:53 pm

Zack Witchett = 4.43 40 vertical 35.1

Michael Carvell

July 28th, 2010
11:05 pm

@Atl fan, thanks for your post. We will be ADDING candidates to this list almost every day, until just before the kickoff of the HS football season.


July 29th, 2010
10:09 am

Nick Marshall does not stand a chance at QB…even if Murray struggles in his first season….You must not forget about Lemay….Marshall will be a DB


July 29th, 2010
10:25 am

Georgia Tech LB Jabari Hunt-Days and Receiver Conly from Paulding County

Expand The List

July 29th, 2010
4:01 pm

I am in agreement with others who already posted Dickson, Herrera, Drew, Swann, Cook, and Uzomah. Here’s another couple worth considering: Kevin Byard, MLK and Ralph David Abernathy, Westminster.

Atl Fan

July 29th, 2010
5:00 pm

Ok makes sense. Just making sure I wasn’t going crazy. What about Jay Rome as well?

Atl Fan

July 29th, 2010
5:02 pm

Quick question? Ever thought of the same Super 11 concept for GA basketball? Just a thought.


July 29th, 2010
11:43 pm

Stephon Tuitt needs to be on the list! Best player in the state.

black n blue blood

July 30th, 2010
8:27 am

Stephenson’s tarik cook, jared boyd and Kadetrix Marcus are good candidates

DIjon Elder

July 30th, 2010
10:42 am

Damian Swann More offers than anyone up here

DIjon Elder

July 30th, 2010
10:45 am

Dijon Elder DT


July 30th, 2010
10:50 am

AJC=APS couple players n my opinion most individual talent in one system


July 30th, 2010
3:46 pm

What about Terrance Smith from SWD…….

Nunzio Fusco...

July 30th, 2010
4:18 pm

…fughedaboutit… all’s u’s have ta remembah is ONE NAME…. DAMIEN SWANN, Safety @ Grady High School – CIty of Atlanta… dis kid right here iz a 4yr startah thats da 2nd coming of Darren Sharper.. ehhh Er’body needs a kid that can flat out MAKE PLAYS…. Kabish??


July 30th, 2010
8:23 pm

come on you got to be kidding me….this list is all wrong……if you include brian randolph and chris sanders then you have to include kadetriux marcus because he is CLEARLY ab ove their level n who are those two qb’s you have??? you must have them filling in for qb since nick marshall is considered a db come on now damien swann should have that spot alone with willie davis from stephenson he is a sleeper him n isiah crowell r the best backs in the state.

In all Honesty

July 31st, 2010
9:34 am

I am starting to read a lot of comments that are pertaining to South Georgia not having enough players on the list. While it is true that they do win state championship after state championship and probably the best athletes in the state, there is probably one factor that determines their credibility. And that is grades. Truth be told, every year teams from South GA represent majority of the state tournament. However, what happens to them afterwards? Most of them are ineligible. How would it look if they were on the super 11 list and ended up still undecided. Talent and how many offers alone should not be the only attributes used in determining the best 11 players in the state. Maybe if more of South GA players had higher GPAs then maybe more of them would end up on the list.


July 31st, 2010
12:10 pm

AJ Johnson is the best football player in Hall County. He is the only player from Gainesville High School football team to become a Max Prep All American football player as a Sophomore. He also was selected as a Nike 7 on 7 All Tounament Team member last year. You say you like AJ more than Vaughters, then what’s the problem? If AJ played DE he would be better than that other guy from East Hall that is a strong candidate for your selection. Get real, AJ is the Truth and deserves to be a super 11.

dawg house

July 31st, 2010
2:47 pm

i agree damian swann Grady and Zach witchett Booker T. WASHINGTON WHERE R THE ATLANTA PUBLIC SCHOOLS PLAYERS


August 1st, 2010
2:07 pm

Damian swann at Grady high school


August 1st, 2010
4:17 pm

Kadetrix Marcus of Stephenson and the Hunt- Days Linebacker from NIKE. These two have outdone all others at combines and have done it on the field.


August 1st, 2010
6:17 pm

Zach Laskey, Starr’s Mill High School. Over 1300 total yards as a JR. At 6′2 205, 4.5 speed the kid can run by you or over you. Top performer at every camp and combine that he showed up at this summer.


August 1st, 2010
6:27 pm

Jay Rome and Ray Drew shuold on this list. But that just shows how deep the talent pool is in georgia.