AAA preseason all-state

Class AAA contains two Atlanta Journal-Constitution/GHSF Daily Super 11 players in Gainesville’s A.J. Johnson and Grady’s Damian Swann. It also contains perhaps the three most controversial Super 11 omissions in Dalton’s Watts Dantzler, Monroe Area’s Stephon Tuitt and Troup’s Quan Bray, all of whom are consensus top 10 recruits in Georgia.

Class AAA also is home to several players with previous all-state recognition who aren’t being recruited that heavily because of size or other factors. Included in those are Washington County’s little Montravious “Whistle” Gladdin, who rushed for more than1,700 yards last season.

Reigning state champions Sandy Creek and Peach County are represented by five players total. Washington County matches Sandy Creek for the most with three. Peach County has two, including OL Renard Williams, who is moving to TE this season but is listed at the postion at which he was all-state in 2009.

The schools and hometowns of three players are often listed incorrectly on recruiting Web sites. Stephon Tuitt is from Monroe Area, not Monroe of Albany, whose coach is Charles Truitt. Bryan Chamberlain plays for Truitt at Monroe of Albany, not Monroe Area. And Dayonta Rogers plays for Washington of Atlanta, not Washington-Wilkes.

Region 7 has the most selections with five, while Region 6 has the fewest with one. Historically, that would be reversed. Northwest Georgia has having a nice run in putting out top talent the past three or four years, especially underrated Ridgeland. The region tallies are: Region 1 (2), Region 2 (4), Region 3 (4), Region 4 (3), Region 5 (4), Region 6 (1), Region 7 (5) and Region 8 (2).

QB – Ronnie Bell, Sandy Creek, Sr.
RB – Tre Beck, Dalton, Jr.
RB – Montravious Gladdin, Washington County, Sr.
WR – Alex Chisum, Sandy Creek, Sr.
WR – Vincent Dallas, Cedar Grove, Sr.
TE – Jrametries Kirksay, Washington County, Sr.
OL – Bryan Chamberlain, Monroe, Sr.
OL – Watts Dantzler, Dalton, Sr.
OL – Chartavious Danzy, Washington County, Sr.
OL – Renard Williams, Peach County, Sr.
OL – Davonta Rogers, Washington, Sr.
ATH – Quan Bray, Troup, Sr.
PK – Dustin Dekert, Hephzibah, Sr.

DL – Jonathan Battle, Americus-Sumter, Sr.
DL – Dalvin Tomlinson, Henry County, Jr.
DL – Stephon Tuitt, Monroe Area, Sr.
DL – Owen Williams, Westside (Macon), Sr.
LB – Mason Harris, Ridgeland, Sr.
LB – A.J. Johnson, Gainesville, Sr.
LB – Demarcus Sherod, Columbia, Sr.
DB – Devin Bowman, Ridgeland, Sr.
DB – Dontavious Davis, Peach County, Sr.
DB – Bruce Dukes, Sandy Creek, Sr.
DB – Ashely Lowery, White County, Sr.
DB – Damian Swann, Grady, Sr.
P/K – Collin Barber, Cartersville, Jr.

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8 comments Add your comment

William Bishop

August 19th, 2010
11:59 am

Like the pick of Jonathan Battle DL from Americus. He is a beast on the field and by seasons end will be a top recruit.


August 19th, 2010
4:21 pm


gloria thomas

August 19th, 2010
5:10 pm

i’m really feeling the pick from washingon high school…now he is truly a beast on the feild…go bulldogs


August 20th, 2010
9:44 am

NO Syrupmakers,One day we will realize!!!!!!!!

Marc Jolliff

August 21st, 2010
6:36 pm

Buford’s picked to win it all but not one player listed?

Marc Jolliff

August 21st, 2010
6:43 pm

Oops, sorry, I didn’t realize I was on the AAA rankings.

Greg Edwards

August 21st, 2010
8:50 pm

Hey Gloria, I agree that BTW guys is a beast. He completely man handled 4 and 5 star recruits at this summers’ UT camp. Watch out for number 72 of Washington High this year. He is one of the top seniors on my list.

Augusta 2 Atlanta

August 21st, 2010
11:33 pm

Good Thing WACO is our region…If not the Augusta Region(reg. 3) wouldve only had 1 player..A Kicker…Augusta Football is sad..