Some of the Georgia’s top high school football prospects will be on display for the Corky Kell Classic at the Georgia Dome. Here are five to watch:
C.J. Uzomah, North Gwinnett QB (committed to Auburn): He may be the most exciting player to watch after what he did in last week’s scrimmage against Grayson. The 6-foot-5, 235-pounder is primarily a quarterback but North Gwinnett moved him around to other positions — inside and outside receiever and tailback. He completed 8 of 10 passes for 61 yards and two touchdowns and had three catches for 67 yards and a touchdown. “The beauty is that C.J. can go to all these skills positions and make things happen,” North Gwinnett coach Bob Sphire said. “He’s even our deep guy in defensive situations late in the game when someone needs to make a big play. He’s going to do everything but sell popcorn on Saturday … I would expect C.J. to show up [against Lassiter] at some point in time. If not, that means we won’t be playing very well.” Uzomah committed to Auburn over LSU.
Cameron Lynch, Brookwood LB (committed to Syracuse): It’s not often that you hear about Syracuse landing one of Atlanta’s top football players. Lynch fell in love with the Orangemen when touring colleges in the Northeast over the summer. He was also considering Vanderbilt and Harvard, among others. Bookwood is the alma mater of former All-SEC linebacker Rennie Curran. “Rennie set the bar here pretty high,” Brookwood coach Mark Crews said. “It doesn’t take long to call roll with linebackers in Rennie’s class [of talent], but I think Cameron has a chance to approach that this year.” The 5-foot-11, 225-pounder has gained weight since last season, when he had 136 tackles and four sacks.
Brian Randolph, Kell safety (committed to Tennessee): He’s the only member of the AJC Super 11 playing in the Classic. Randolph rarely comes off the field, starting at both safety and tailback, along with playing all special teams. Last year as a junior, Randolph rushed for 1,303 yards with 10 touchdowns and registered 137 tackles with three interceptions — despite playing severe shoulder injury. Said Kell coach Derek Cook, “He proved to me over and over as a sophomore he was special. [Against Lassiter in 2008] he had a monster hit on the running back … it was the hardest hit I have ever seen in person. That kids earpads went flying out of his helmet and he was trying to pick his eyeballs up out of the grass with his fingers.” Randolph committed to Tennessee over Georgia Tech, Florida and Stanford.
Andre Sims, Brookwood WR (committed to Michigan State): Big things come in little packages with the 5-foot-9, 170-pounder. Last year as a junior, he set school records for receptions in a season (56), receiving yards in a season (915), receiving TDs in a season (9), receiving yards in one game (167) and catches in one game (10). He also returned six punts for 140 yards to put him over 1,000 all-purpose yards for the season. Michigan State was the first big-time offer for Sims, who quickly committed. He is projected to play cornerback in college, and will play the position this year for Brookwood. “Andre is an outstanding kid who has great speed and quickness, and does a good with his routes,” Crews said.
Marcquis Roberts, McEachern LB (undecided): When Kyle Hockman took the McEachern coaching job two years ago, the 6-foot, 205-pound Roberts was one of the first players that caught his attention. “He was physically dominating at that point, yet still had a great will and desire to get better,” Hockman recalled. McEachern uses Roberts all over the place — inside and outside linebacker, safety and tailback. “He’s one of our main weapons that we will put in a position to make a lot of plays wherever we can,” Hockman said. Roberts is considering South Carolina, Miami, West Virginia and South Florida, among others.
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