All-state football: Tell us what you think

Tim Byerly is the AJC’s all-classification player of the year. Byerly, the quarterback for Chattahoochee, threw for more than 2,500 yards and rushed for more than 1,500 in leading his school to its first state championship in football.

Here is the all-state team.

CLASS AAAAA
Offensive player of the year: Taylor Heinicke, Collins Hill
Defensive player of the year: Cameron Lynch, Brookwood
Coach of the year: Mark Crews, Brookwood

Offense
QB – Taylor Heinicke, Collins Hill, 6-1, 190, Sr.
RB – Tevin King, Colquitt County, 5-6, 148, Sr.
RB – Nick Tompkins, Brookwood, 5-10, 185, Sr.
WR – Malcolm Mitchell, Valdosta, 6-3, 185, Sr.
WR – DeMarco Robinson, M.L. King, 5-11, 170, Sr.
TE – Jay Rome, Valdosta, 6-5, 225, Sr.
OL – Blake Fussell, Brookwood, 6-1, 290, Sr.
OL – D.J. Glover, Camden County, 6-4, 330, Sr.
OL – Manrey Saint-Amour, North Gwinnett, 6-2, 245, Sr.
OL – Joe Turner, Roswell, 6-3, 255, Sr.
OL – Xzavier Ward, Colquitt County, 6-6, 255, Sr.
PK – Erick Yang, Brookwood, 5-9, 150, Sr.
ATH – Gage Henry, Hillgrove, 6-1, 175, Sr.

Defense
DL – Robert Nkemdiche, Grayson, 6-5, 255, So.
DL – Darius English, McEachern, 6-6, 210, Jr.
DL – Demetrius Alston, Norcross, 6-3, 240, Sr.
DL – Jarontay Jones, Stephenson, 6-3, 235, Jr.
LB – Josh Clemons, Lowndes, 6-5, 195, Jr.
LB – Cameron Lynch, Brookwood, 5-11, 215, Sr.
LB – Christian Harris, Etowah, 6-2, 230, Sr.
LB – Jabari Hunt-Days, Hillgrove, 6-3, 235, Sr.
DB – Nick Moore, Brookwood, 6-2, 220, Sr.
DB – Kevin Byard, M.L. King, 6-2, 195, Sr.
DB – Deandre Rashada, Newton, 6-2, 180, Sr.
DB – Kadetrix Marcus, Stephenson, 6-1, 190, Sr.
P – Derrick Sutton, Marietta, 5-6, 175, Sr.

Honorable mention
QB C.J. Uzomah, North Gwinnett, Sr.; QB Jonquel Dawson, M.L. King, Jr.; QB Ryan Whilden, Valdosta, Sr.; QB Tyler Brown, Colquitt County, Sr.; QB Kent Rollins, South Gwinnett, Sr.; QB John Russ, Mill Creek, Jr.; RB Kenyan Drake, Hillgrove, Jr.; RB Kyle Vorster, Walton, Sr.; RB Aaron Wimberly, South Gwinnett, Sr.; RB Tyler Cierski, Mill Creek, Sr.; WR Tommy Hudson, Colquitt County, Sr.; WR Zay Howard, Collins Hill, Sr.; WR Justyn Shackleford, Berkmar, Sr.; WR Andre Sims, Brookwood, Sr.; WR Jeff Glover, Collins Hill, Sr.; TE Rory Anderson, McEachern, Sr.; OL Austin Hagan, Mill Creek, Sr.; OL Tarik Cook, Stephenson, Sr.; LB Tanner Botts, Peachtree Ridge, Sr.; LB Jermaine Holmes, Valdosta, Sr.; LB Michael Peek, Grayson, Sr.; LB Marcquis Roberts, McEachern, Sr.; DB Darren Waller, North Cobb, Sr.; PK Nicholas St. Germain, McEachern, Jr.

CLASS AAAA
Offensive player of the year: Joshua Clemons, Whitewater
Defensive player of the year: Brian Randolph, Kell
Coach of the year: Terry Crowder, Chattahoochee

Offense
QB – Tim Byerly, Chattahoochee, 6-0, 210, Sr.
RB – Joshua Clemons, Whitewater, 5-11, 205, Sr.
RB – Kamani Thomas, East Paulding, 5-10, 185, So.
RB – Zach Laskey, Starr’s Mill, 6-3, 210, Sr.
WR – Christian Conley, North Paulding, 6-3, 185, Sr.
WR – Sanford Seay, Lee County, 6-2, 188, Sr.
OL – Matt Kiefer, Chattahoochee, 6-4, 283, Sr.
OL – Alan Posey, Clarke Central, 6-6, 302, Sr.
OL – Alex Barr, Starr’s Mill, 6-7, 270, Sr.
OL – Taylor Gadbois, East Paulding, 6-7, 285, Sr.
OL – Hunter Lamar, Statesboro, 6-3, 260, Sr.
ATH – Kane Whitehurst, Chattahoochee, 5-11, 172, Sr.
PK – Ryan Kay, Dutchtown, 6-3, 220, Sr.

Defense
DL – Grady Jarrett, Rockdale County, 6-2, 280, Sr.
DL – Xzavier Dickson, Griffin, 6-3, 260, Sr.
DL – Ray Drew, Thomas County Central, 6-5, 255, Sr.
DL – David Washington, Lovejoy, 6-3, 280, Sr.
LB – James Vaughters, Tucker, 6-2, 235, Sr.
LB – Amarlo Herrera, North Clayton, 6-2, 215, Sr.
LB – James Dean, Glynn Academy, 6-1, 185, Jr.
LB – Aaron Johnson, Dutchtown, 6-0, 190, Sr.
DB – Brian Randolph, Kell, 6-0, 190, Sr.
DB – Chris Sanders, Tucker, 6-0, 181, Sr.
DB – Josh Holsey, Creekside, 5-11, 180, Jr.
DB – Justin Coleman, Brunswick 5-11, 175, Sr.
P – Will Monday, Flowery Branch, 6-5, 190, Sr.

Honorable mention
QB Justin Walker, Lee County, Sr.; QB Martay Mattox, Clarke Central, Sr.; QB Adam Holley, Starr’s Mill, Sr.; QB Austin Brown, Flowery Branch, Sr.; QB Chris Anderson, Brunswick, Sr.; RB Bashr Coles, Tucker, Sr.; RB Dequan Daniels, Statesboro, So.; RB Austin Scott, Hardaway, Sr.; WR Garrett Brown, Pope, Sr.; OL Aaron Epps, Tucker, Sr.; OL Matt Mills, Chattahoochee, Sr.; OL Shaun Hill, Apalachee, Sr.; DL Justin Olderman, Marist, Sr.; DL Darius Caldwell, Mays, Sr.; DL Ufomba Kamalu, Starr’s Mill, Sr.; DL Barron Dixon, Chattahoochee, Sr.; LB Josh Gregory, Chattahoochee, Sr.; LB Deilouse Jackson, Northside-Warner Robins, Sr.; LB Jordan Pierce, Clarke Central, Sr.; LB Jordan Chambers, Kell, Jr.; LB Torian Davis, Southwest DeKalb, Jr.; LB Edwin Grant, Ware County, Sr.; DB Teddy Lawrence, Rome, Sr.; DB Eric Armagost, Starr’s Mill, Sr.

CLASS AAA
Offensive player of the year: Alex Chisum, Sandy Creek
Defensive player of the year: A.J. Johnson, Gainesville
Coach of the year: Matt Fligg, Monroe Area

Offense
QB – Ronnie Bell, Sandy Creek, 6-0, 180, Sr.
RB – Miles Jones, Allatoona, 5-8, 180, Jr.
RB – Travis Richmond, Peach County, 5-6, 155, Sr.
WR – Alex Chisum, Sandy Creek, 6-2, 185, Sr.
WR – Vincent Dallas, Cedar Grove, 6-1, 185, Sr.
TE – Zack Gordon, Carrollton, 6-5, 235, Jr.
OL – Watts Dantzler, Dalton, 6-7, 295, Sr.
OL – Randolph Williams, Peach County, 5-11, 250, Sr.
OL – Chartavious Danzy, Washington County, 6-1, 270, Sr.
OL – Uneik Crumbley, Americus-Sumter, 6-4, 340, Sr.
OL – Justin Floyd, Cartersville, 6-5, 290, Sr.
PK – Mitchell McMillin, Sandy Creek, 5-11, 160, So.
ATH – Ashely Lowery, White County, 6-2, 205, Sr.

Defense
DL – Stephon Tuitt, Monroe Area, 6-6, 260, Sr.
DL – Mason Harris, Ridgeland, 6-3, 225, Sr.
DL – Jordan Watkins, Woodward Academy, 6-5, 265, Jr.
DL – Kitray Solomon, Baldwin, 6-3, 210, Sr.
LB – Terrell Cason, Cairo, 5-10, 185, Jr.
LB – A.J. Johnson, Gainesville, 6-2, 225, Sr.
LB – Demarcus Sherod, Columbia, 6-1, 220, Sr.
LB – Jamal Ware, Sandy Creek, 6-2, 206, Sr.
DB – Mike Hilton, Sandy Creek, 5-9, 175, Jr.
DB – Jonathan Jones, Carrollton, 5-9, 175, Jr.
DB – Geno Smith, St. Pius, 6-0, 175, Jr.
DB – Damian Swann, Grady, 6-0, 175, Sr.
P – James Dugan, Carrollton, 6-2, 165, Sr.

Honorable mention
QB Johnathon, McCrary, Cedar Grove, So.; QB Brett Montgomery, Peach County, Sr.; QB Demontevious Smith, Monroe Area, Sr.; QB Corey Mayton, Burke County, Sr.; QB Drek Reid, Richmond Academy, Sr.; RB Marcus Caffey, Grady, Sr.; RB Tre’Shard Burdette, Monroe Area, Sr.; RB Broderick Snoddy, Carrollton, Sr.; RB Justin Taylor, Washington, Jr.; RB O’Kenno Loyal, Columbia, Jr.; OL Rashad Reynolds, Grady, Sr.; OL Bryan Chamberlain, Monroe, Sr.; OL Brandon Greene, Cedar Grove, Jr.; ATH Eddie Johnson, North Atlanta, Sr.; DL Daron Wright, Grady, Sr.; DL Jonathan Battle, Americus-Sumter, Sr.; DL Sheldon Rankins, Eastside, Jr.; DL Tevin McCoy, Carrollton, Jr.; DL Wesley Evans, Washington County, Sr.; DL Thomas Niles, Gainesville, Sr.; LB Anthony Moss, Thomson, Sr.; DB Donte Beckham, Baldwin, Jr.; DB Bruce Dukes, Sandy Creek, Sr.; DB T.J. Gurley, Cairo, Jr.

CLASS AA
Offensive player of the year: Isaiah Crowell, Carver-Columbus
Defensive player of the year: Shannon Brown, Cook
Coach of the year: Ken Cofer, Cook

Offense
QB – Landon Curtis, Calhoun, 6-1, 200, Sr.
RB – Marteze Waller, Putnam County, 6-1, 205, Jr.
RB – Isaiah Crowell, Carver-Columbus, 6-0, 210, Sr.
RB – Zach Boden, Lovett, 5-11, 195, Sr.
WR – Rod Hall, Laney, 6-2, 215, Sr.
WR – J.T. Palmer, Calhoun, 6-3, 180, Sr.
OL – Kyle Harris, Pepperell, 6-4, 275, Sr.
OL – Vadal Alexander, Buford, 6-6, 320, Jr.
OL – Chase Roberts, Greater Atlanta Christian, 6-4, 285, Jr.
OL – Jodece Smith, Carver-Columbus, 6-0, 260, Sr.
OL – Jarvis Terrell, Jefferson County, 5-11, 285, Sr.
ATH – Maurice Martin, Dublin, 5-6, 158, Jr.
PK – Adam Griffith, Calhoun, 5-11, 175, Jr.

Defense
DL – Derious Bennett, Carver-Columbus, 6-0, 260, Jr.
DL – Rick Legrant, Buford, 6-0, 202, Sr.
DL _ Gus Roberts, Calhoun, 6-0, 220, Sr.
DL – Lorenzo Mauldin, Maynard Jackson, 6-3, 235, Sr.
LB – Alex Kirby, Calhoun, 6-1, 205, Jr.
LB – Shannon Brown, Cook, 6-2, 225, Sr.
LB – Eric Worthen, Swainsboro, 6-2, 215, Sr.
LB – Dillon Lee, Buford, 6-4, 228, Jr.
DB – Tevin Stewart-Gaulden, Fitzgerald, 5-11, 175, Sr.
DB – John Egan, Westminster, 5-10, 185, Sr.
DB – Eric Barr, Buford, 6-4, 228, Sr.
DB – Jeffery Dyson, Thomasville, 5-9, 150, Sr.
P – Riley Lyons, Blessed Trinity, 5-11, 185, Sr.

Honorable mention
QB Hunter Budd, Lovett, Sr.; QB Quaysean Davis, Tattnall County, Sr.; QB Zach Folsom, Cook, Jr.; QB Kaleb Nobles, Fitzgerald, Sr.; QB Alex Ross, Buford, Sr.; RB Janier Ferguson, Pepperell, So.; RB Charles Broadus, Jefferson County, Sr.; RB Marquis Terrell, Callaway, Sr.; RB Dustin Christian, Calhoun, Sr.; RB Valdon Cooper, Elbert County, Sr.; RB/LB Tyshon Dye, Elbert County, So.; WR Trey Register, Cook, Sr.; OL Jack Bradley, Blessed Trinity, Sr.; OL Zach Johnson, Dawson County, Sr.; OL Alex Brock, Vidalia, Sr.; DL E.J. Shipman, Brooks County, So.; DL Ronald Blair, Greene County, Sr.; DL Dakota Ball, Pepperell, Jr; DL Jaleel Johnson, Swainsboro, Sr.; FB/LB John Hampton, Dade County, Sr.; LB Jake Mills, Tattnall County, Sr.; LB Jonathon Ford, Greater Atlanta Christian, Jr.; LB Dallis Joiner, Westminster, Sr.; DB Lane Thompson, North Oconee, Sr.

CLASS A
Offensive player of the year: Nick Marshall, Wilcox County
Defensive player of the year: Tanner Burch, Savannah Christian
Coach of the year: Jim Dickerson, Clinch County
QB – Nick Marshall, Wilcox County, 6-2, 190, Sr.
RB – Fabian Forrest, Hawkinsville, 5-5, 160, Sr.
RB – Keyante Green, Eagle’s Landing Christian, 5-9, 190, So.
RB – Kyle Karempelis, Wesleyan, 5-9, 175, Sr.
WR – Kevin Blackburne, Savannah Country Day, 6-0, 160, Sr.
WR – Zach Walker, Johnson County, 6-1, 180, Sr.
OL – David Andrews, Wesleyan, 6-3, 295, Sr.
OL – Deshaun Andrews, Clinch County, 6-0, 255, Sr.
OL – Jeremy Daniels, Lanier County, 6-6, 340, Jr.
OL – Matt Rochell, Eagle’s Landing Christian, 6-3, 265, Sr.
OL – Caleb Womble, Savannah Christian, 6-1, 275, Sr.
ATH – Tray Dorsey, Clinch County, 5-9, 190, Sr.
PK – Ryan Thames, Landmark Christian, 5-9, 135, Sr.
Defense
DL – Alvin Dupree, Wilkinson County, 6-3, 230, Sr.
DL – Octavious Gordon, Emanuel County Institute, 6-1, 225, Sr.
DL – Juwan Jones, Miller County, 6-2, 200, Sr.
DL – Cooper LeMonds, Savannah Christian, 6-1, 210, Sr.
LB – Tanner Burch, Savannah Christian, 6-2, 220, Sr.
LB – Patrick Reynolds, Wilkinson County, 5-10, 180, Sr.
LB – Trey Richardson, Clinch County, 5-11, 230, Sr.
LB – Henry Terrell, Athens Academy, 5-10, 190, Sr.
DB – Tev’n Hamilton, Darlington, 5-11, 180, Sr.
DB – Jartavious Haugabrook, Dooly County, 5-10, 170, Sr.
DB – Fred Tiller, Clinch County, 6-1, 174, Jr.
DB – Avery Walls, Eagle’s Landing Christian Academy, 5-11, 190, Sr.
P – Dom Damasi, Calvary Day, 6-3, 190, Sr.

Honorable mention
QB Mario Alford, Greenville, Sr.; QB Jesse Atkins, Mitchell County, Sr.; QB Carson Barnett, Landmark Christian, Sr.; QB R.J. Dennard, Treutlen; QB Chris Milton, Charlton County; QB Tate O’Connor, Savannah Country Day, Sr.; QB D.J. Rozier, Johnson County, Sr.; QB David Whipple, Wilkinson County, So.; RB Johnny Foster, Randolph-Clay, Sr.; RB William McNeely, Prince Avenue Christian, Sr.; RB Anthony McNeil, Clinch County, Sr.; WR Devonte Pierce, Treutlen, Sr.; WR Tay Porter, Wilcox County, Sr.; WR Christian Reeves, Eagle’s Landing Christian, Sr.; WR Josh Swan, Paces Academy, Sr.; OL Dylan Turner, Emanuel County Institute, Sr.; OL Brandon Couch, George Walton Academy, Sr.; OL Dalton Wetherington, Lincoln County, Jr.; LB Eric Wickham, Savannah Christian, Sr.; DL Arthur Pollard, Darlington, Sr.; DL Kennard Backman, Whitefield Academy, Sr.; DL Tre Carter, Marion County, Sr.; DL Andrew Owenby, Athens Academy, Sr.; DB Franklin Sherman, Lincoln County, Sr.

79 comments Add your comment

THEHILLISREAL

December 26th, 2010
11:00 am

Why was all the Auburn commits left off…. with 2 getting honorable mention(Uzomah,Howard)?

franklin

December 26th, 2010
12:02 pm

alex should sell bebe,and buy marco marine,giovinco&ashley young

Bubba12

December 26th, 2010
12:15 pm

Where’s the 2nd Team All Stater’s? I read in a local newspaper there were 2nd teamer’s selected.

Bubba12

December 26th, 2010
12:18 pm

Who chooses these player’s? Is this just the AJC’s picks?? Is there other All State selection venues???

GHSFDaily

December 26th, 2010
12:32 pm

“Why was all the Auburn commits left off…. with 2 getting honorable mention(Uzomah,Howard)?”

Uzomah had a great season, but he didn’t have as good a year (in our opinion) as the Collins Hill QB, Taylor Heinicke. The AP picked Uzomah as its ”athlete.” We chose Hillgrove QB Gage Henry.

I’m not sure who you mean when you say Howard?

tired of the same stuff

December 26th, 2010
12:34 pm

so what you are trying to say is if you didnt make the playoffs you dont make the list?

GHSFDaily

December 26th, 2010
12:40 pm

THEHILLISREAL: Thinking about this more, do you mean Zay Howard? He had 67 catches for 1,110 yards. The two WR’s that made first team each had over 70 catches for 1,400 yards. Demarco Robinson set the state record for receiving yards w/ 1,655. It was an unbelievable year for wide receivers in GA this year. Zay Howard would’ve been first team any other year.

GHSFDaily

December 26th, 2010
12:42 pm

“so what you are trying to say is if you didnt make the playoffs you dont make the list?”

Making the playoffs certainly helps with exposure, but I can’t add much to that unless you have a more specific question.

William Turner

December 26th, 2010
1:01 pm

All I can say is I DO NOT envy you guys…..tough year to pick most positions. I followed the AAA class very avidly this year (my son is a freshman at Monroe Area) . I got to see many of the players you have listed and I can’t really argue ANY of them.

GHSFDaily

December 26th, 2010
1:08 pm

‘All I can say is I DO NOT envy you guys…..tough year to pick most positions.”

Thanks, William. Compiling the teams is enjoyable, but facing the criticism is not. Truth is, it’s an impossible job. There’s no way to identify the best 50 players in one classification and be sure you’ve got it right. In fact, you can be sure that you won’t get it right. You can only do the best you can and hope that any deserving player will get honored somewhere – if not on the AJC’s first team, then perhaps with AP or the GACA all-state teams.

Todd Holcomb

December 26th, 2010
1:26 pm

For those wondering, here is the AP team …

The AP for the first time did a first and second team. For the past several years, the AP and AJC teams each had first team and honorable mention.

All-Classification Player of the Year: QB Timmy Byerly, Chattahoochee, Sr.

Class AAAAA
Offensive Player of the Year: Taylor Heinicke, Collins Hill
Defensive Player of the Year: Cameron Lynch, Brookwood
Coach of the Year: Mark Crews, Brookwood

First-team offense
QB Tyler Heinicke, Collins Hill, Sr.
RB Tevin King, Colquitt County, Sr.
RB Nick Tompkins, Brookwood, Jr.
WR Demarco Robinson, M.L. King, Sr.
WR Malcolm Mitchell, Valdosta, Sr.
TE Jay Rome, Valdosta, Sr.
OL Xzavier Ward, Colquitt County, Sr.
OL Xavier Hemingway, McEachern, Sr.
OL Blake Fussell, Brookwood, Sr.
OL Tarik Cook, Stephenson, Sr.
OL D.J. Glover, Camden County, Sr.
K Nicolas St. Germain, McEachern, Jr.
ATH C.J. Uzomah, North Gwinnett, Sr.

First-team defense
DL Robert Nkemdiche, Grayson, Soph.
DL Darius English, McEachern, Jr.
DL James Mathis, Lowndes, Jr.
DL Jarontay Jones, Stephenson, Jr.
LB Cameron Lynch, Brookwood, Sr.
LB Jabari Hunt-Days, Hillgrove, Sr.
LB Patrick Callaway, M.L. King, Sr.
LB Josh Clemons, Lowndes, Jr.
DB Nick Moore, Brookwood, Sr.
DB De’Nard Ford, McEachern, Sr.
DB Jason Holdway, Etowah, Sr.
DB DeAndre Rashada, Newton, Sr.
P Derrick Sutton, Marietta, Sr.
RET Jared Boyd, Stephenson, Sr.

Second-team offense
QB Jonquel Dawson, M.L. King, Jr.
RB Kyle Vorster, Walton, Sr.
RB Kenyan Drake, Hillgrove, Jr.
WR Tommy Hudson, Colquitt County, Sr.
WR Zay Howard, Collins Hill, Sr.
TE Rory Anderson, McEachern, Sr.
OL Manrey Saint-Amour, North Gwinnett, Sr.
OL Bryce Giddens, Colquitt County, Jr.
OL Trey White, Etowah, Sr.
OL Joe Turner, Roswell, Sr.
OL Danny Jaspers, Collins Hill, Sr.
K Mat Ehasz, Camden County, Sr.
ATH Gage Henry, Hillgrove, Sr.

Second-team defense
DL Ira McCune, Hillgrove, Sr.
DL Demetrius Alston, Norcross, Sr.
DL Reginald Carter, Stephenson, Soph.
DL Julius Peacock, Kennesaw Mountain, Sr.
LB Christian Harris, Etowah, Sr.
LB Jermaine Holmes, Valdosta, Sr.
LB William Smalls, South Cobb, Sr.
LB Dustin Gayton, West Forsyth, Sr.
DB Tiquan Lang, Lowndes, Soph.
DB Kadetrix Marcus, Stephenson, Sr.
DB Zack Blaylock, Walton, Jr.
DB Darren Waller, North Cobb, Sr.
P Joey Vicary, North Forsyth, Sr.
RET Myles Campbell, Duluth, Soph.

Honorable mentions: ATH Mikhal Abdul-Saboor, Alpharetta; RB Tony Braswell, Lowndes; QB Tyler Brown, Colquitt County; DB Dakota Conn, Collins Hill; WR Jeff Glover, Collins Hill; OL Austin Hagan, Mill Creek; DL John McWilliams, Norcross; LB Michael Peek, Grayson; QB Kent Rollins, South Gwinnett; QB John Russ, Mill Creek; WR Justyn Shackleford, Berkmar; WR A.J. Sims, Brookwood; QB Eman Westmoreland, Central Gwinnett; QB Ryan Whilden, Valdosta; RB Aaron Wimberly, South Gwinnett

Class AAAA
Offensive Player of the Year: Josh Clemons, Whitewater
Defensive Player of the Year: Brian Randolph, Kell
Coach of the Year: Terry Crowder, Chattahoochee

First-team offense
QB Timmy Byerly, Chattahoochee, Sr.
RB Josh Clemons, Whitewater, Sr.
RB Dequan Daniels, Statesboro, Soph.
WR Kane Whitehurst, Chattahoochee, Sr.
WR Garrett Brown, Pope, Sr.
WR Chris Conley, North Paulding, Sr.
OL Matt Kiefer, Chattahoochee, Sr.
OL Thomas O’Reilly, Pope, Sr.
OL Taylor Gadbois, East Paulding, Sr.
OL Brett Gillespie, Kell, Sr.
OL Alan Posey, Clarke Central, Sr.
K Austin Hardin, Marist, Jr.
ATH Chris Anderson, Brunswick, Sr.

First-team defense
DL Xzavier Dickson, Griffin, Sr.
DL Grady Jarrett, Rockdale County, Sr.
DL Ufomba Kamalu, Starr’s Mill, Sr.
DL Josh Dawson, Tucker, Jr.
LB Amarlo Herrera, North Clayton, Sr.
LB Jordan Chambers, Kell, Jr.
LB Aaron Johnson, Dutchtown, Sr.
LB James Vaughters, Tucker, Sr.
DB Brian Randolph, Kell, Sr.
DB Eric Armagost, Starr’s Mill, Sr.
DB Josh Holsey, Creekside, Jr.
DB Justin Coleman, Brunswick, Sr.
P Will Monday, Flowery Branch, Sr.
RET Dequadis Tucker, Carver-Atlanta, Sr.

Second-team offense
QB Justin Walker, Lee County, Sr.
RB Zach Laskey, Starr’s Mill, Sr.
RB Kamani Thomas, East Paulding, Soph.
WR Logan Conley, Flowery Branch, Jr.
WR Sanford Seay, Lee County, Sr.
WR Jeff Greene, Starr’s Mill, Sr.
OL Alec Barr, Starr’s Mill, Sr.
OL Aaron Epps, Tucker, Sr.
OL Lamont Hardy, Lovejoy, Sr.
OL Shaun Hill, Apalachee, Sr.
OL Brian Layfield, Northside-Warner Robins, Sr.
K Ammon Lakip, Chattahoochee, Sr.
ATH Adam Holley, Starr’s Mill, Sr.

Second-team defense
DL Kole Wernowsky, Kell, Sr.
DL Barron Dixon, Chattahoochee, Sr.
DL Darius Caldwell, Mays, Sr.
DL Ryan Watson, Heritage-Conyers, Jr.
LB James Dean, Glynn Academy, Jr.
LB Ellijah Goodrich, Starr’s Mill, Sr.
LB Torian Davis, Southwest DeKalb, Jr.
LB Deilouse Jackson, Northside-Warner Robins, Sr.
DB Bradley Newkirk, Houston County, Soph.
DB Nick Luly, Creekview, Sr.
DB Chaz Elder, Banneker, Jr.
DB Chris Sanders, Tucker, Sr.
P Ryan Kay, Dutchtown, Sr.
RET Steven Nelson, Northside-Warner Robins, Sr.

Honorable mentions: OL Tovar Allen, Effingham County; ATH Evan Berry, Creekside; QB Austin Brown, Flowery Branch; LB Torian Davis, Southwest DeKalb; QB Holland Frost, Pope; OL Garrett Frye, South Forsyth; LB Walter Jackson, Hardaway; DB Teddy Lawrence, Rome; DL Nathan Lowman, Kell; QB Martay Mattox, Clarke Central; OL Matt Mills, Chattahoochee; ATH Austin Scott, Hardaway; DL Jack Thomas, Starr’s Mill; RB Cambrell Turner, Woodland-Cartersville; RB Quenshaun Watson, Clarke Central.

Class AAA
Offensive Player of the Year: Travis Richmond, Peach County
Defensive Player of the Year: A.J. Johnson, Gainesville
Coach of the Year: Chip Walker, Sandy Creek

First-team offense
QB Ronnie Bell, Sandy Creek, Sr.
RB Travis Richmond, Peach County, Sr.
RB Miles Jones, Allatoona, Jr.
WR Alex Chisum, Sandy Creek, Sr.
WR Vincent Dallas, Cedar Grove, Sr.
TE Zach Gordon, Carrollton, Jr.
OL Randolph Williams, Peach County, Sr.
OL Chartavious Danzy, Washington County, Sr.
OL Watts Dantzler, Dalton, Sr.
OL Will Adams, Sandy Creek, Jr.
OL Brandon Greene, Cedar Grove, Jr.
K Mitchell McMillin, Sandy Creek, Soph.
ATH Ashely Lowery, White County, Sr.

First-team defense
DL Stephon Tuitt, Monroe Area, Sr.
DL Tyrus White, Cedar Grove, Sr.
DL Wesley Evans, Washington County, Sr.
DL Tevin McCoy, Carrollton, Jr.
LB A.J. Johnson, Gainesville, Sr.
LB Jamal Ware, Sandy Creek, Sr.
LB Eddie Johnson, North Atlanta, Sr.
LB Terrell Cason, Cairo, Jr.
DB Mike Hilton, Sandy Creek, Jr.
DB Geno Smith, St. Pius X, Jr.
DB Bruce Dukes, Sandy Creek, Sr.
DB Damian Swann, Grady, Sr.
P E Smith, LaGrange, Sr.
RET Dontae Beckham, Baldwin, Jr.

Second-team offense
QB Johnathon McCrary, Cedar Grove, Soph.
RB Broderick Snoddy, Carrollton, Sr.
RB Marcus Caffey, Grady, Sr.
WR Demarcus Robinson, Peach County, Soph.
WR Desi Banks, Cedar Grove, Sr.
WR Keithon Redding, Columbia, Jr.
OL Dalton Brumfield, Allatoona, Sr.
OL Uneik Crumbley, Americus-Sumter, Sr.
OL Linton Lattimore, Baldwin, Sr.
OL Burt McKinsey, Cairo, Sr.
OL Rashad Reynolds, Grady, Sr.
K Shaun Kelly, Peach County, Sr.
ATH Corey Mayton, Burke County, Sr.

Second-team defense
DL Kitray Solomon, Baldwin, Sr.
DL Sheldon Rankins, Eastside, Jr.
DL Mason Harris, Ridgeland, Sr.
DL Jordan Watkins, Woodward Academy, Jr.
LB K.B. Maison, Allatoona, Jr.
LB Ukeme Eligwe, Stone Mountain, Jr.
LB Demarcus Sherod, Columbia, Sr.
LB Cassuas Hall, Peach County, Jr.
DB Quintavious Knight, Grady, Jr.
DB Kendrick Millsap, Gainesville, Sr.
DB Rodney O’Neal, West Laurens, Sr.
DB Chris White, Dalton, Sr.
P Taylor Guthrie, Lumpkin County, Sr.
RET Kedrick Jones, Americus-Sumter, Sr.

Honorable mentions: DL Jonathan Battle, Americus-Sumter; ATH Telvin Brown, Carrollton; RB Tre’Shard Burdette, Monroe Area; OL Aaron Conaster, Perry; DL Chris Green, Westover; QB Brett Montgomery, Peach County; LB Johnny O’Neal, West Laurens; TE Michael Paul, Crisp County; QB Drek Reid, Richmond Academy; DL Gavin Rocker, Sandy Creek; ATH Demontevious Smith, Monroe Area; QB DeAndre Thomas, Baldwin; DL Kendarious Whitehead, Monroe Area; OL Brandon Wiggins, Peach County; RB Laquinton Williams, Cairo

Class AA
Offensive Player of the Year: Landon Curtis, Calhoun
Defensive Player of the Year: Shannon Brown, Cook
Coach of the Year: Jess Simpson, Buford

First-team offense
QB Landon Curtis, Calhoun, Sr.
RB Isaiah Crowell, Carver-Columbus, Sr.
RB Marteze Waller, Putnam County, Jr.
WR Rod Hall, Laney, Sr.
WR J.T. Palmer, Calhoun, Sr.
TE Leonard Floyd, Dodge County, Jr.
OL Kyle Harris, Pepperell, Sr.
OL Vadal Alexander, Buford, Jr.
OL Jodece Smith, Carver-Columbus, Sr.
OL Zach Johnson, Dawson County, Sr.
OL Nick Lawson, Dade County, Sr.
K Adam Griffith, Calhoun, Jr.
ATH Dillon Lee, Buford, Jr.

First-team defense
DL E.J. Shipman, Brooks County, Soph.
DL Greg Hall, North Oconee, Sr.
DL Rick LeGrant, Buford, Jr.
DL Gus Roberts, Calhoun, Sr.
LB Shannon Brown, Cook, Sr.
LB Alex Kirby, Calhoun, Sr.
LB Eric Worthen, Swainsboro, Sr.
LB Maurice Martin, Dublin, Jr.
DB Tremane Kelly, Manchester, Sr.
DB Tevin Stewart-Gaulden, Fitzgerald, Sr.
DB Andre Jefferson, SW-Macon, Sr.
DB Ethan Brown, Dawson County, Sr.
P Landon Beck, Hart County, Sr.
RET Valdon Cooper, Elbert County, Sr.

Second-team offense
QB Zach Folsom, Cook, Jr.
RB Dustin Christian, Calhoun, Sr.
RB Janier Ferguson, Pepperell, Soph.
WR Clifford Pettiford, Cook, Sr.
WR Dee Joyner, Fitzgerald, Jr.
TE Artis Samuel, Carver-Columbus, Jr.
OL Cameron Harper, Putnam County, Sr.
OL David Porter, Statesboro, Sr.
OL Chase Roberts, Greater Atlanta Christian, Jr.
OL Alex Brock, Vidalia, Sr.
OL Jarvis Terrell, Jefferson County, Sr.
K Riley Lyons, Blessed Trinity, Sr.
ATH Quaysean Davis, Tattnall County, Sr.

Second-team defense
DL Sterling Bailey, East Hall, Sr.
DL Kurt Freitag, Buford, Jr.
DL Kendall Lawson, Temple, Sr.
DL Lorenzo Mauldin, Jackson-Atlanta, Sr.
LB Dakota Ball, Pepperell, Jr.
LB Ronald Blair, Greene County, Sr.
LB Hunter Knight, Calhoun, Jr.
LB Brice Garrett, Fitzgerald, Sr.
DB Antonio Carter, Carver-Columbus, Sr.
DB Derrick Farrow, Bleckley County, Soph.
DB C.J. Moore, Buford, Jr.
DB Lafayell Williams, Jefferson County, Jr.
P Zack Evans, SW-Macon, Sr.
RET Charles Broadus, Jefferson County, Sr.

Honorable mentions: DL Zach Allen, Jefferson; RB Zach Boden, Lovett; QB Hunter Budd, Lovett; ATH Kion Button, McIntosh County Academy; LB Mike Davis, Carver-Columbus; ATH Jeffery Dyson, Thomasville; LB John Hampton, Dade County; RB Seon Jones, Buford; DL D.J. Lowe, Manchester; WR Todd Manning, Brooks County; QB Kaleb Nobles, Fitzgerald; ATH Dre Prather, Gordon Central; ATH Trey Register, Cook; LB DeWan Somerville, Swainsboro; WR Jaquay Williams, Heard County.

Class A
Offensive Player of the Year: Nick Marshall, Wilcox County
Defensive Player of the Year: Octavious Gordon, ECI
Coach of the Year: Jim Dickerson, Clinch County

First-team offense
QB Nick Marshall, Wilcox County, Sr.
RB Kyle Karempelis, Wesleyan, Sr.
RB Fabian Forrest, Hawkinsville, Sr.
WR Zach Walker, Johnson County, Sr.
WR Josh Swan, Pace Academy, Sr.
TE Alvin Dupree, Wilkinson County, Sr.
OL Deshaun Andrews, Clinch County, Sr.
OL David Andrews, Wesleyan, Sr.
OL Matt Rochell, Eagle’s Landing Christian, Sr.
OL Javon James, Wilkinson County, Sr.
OL Dylan Turner, ECI, Sr.
K Spencer Short, Wesleyan, Sr.
ATH Tray Dorsey, Clinch County, Sr.

First-team defense
DL Cooper LeMonds, Savannah Christian, Sr.
DL Octavious Gordon, ECI, Sr.
DL Kenneth White, Clinch County, Jr.
DL Juwan Jones, Miller County, Sr.
LB Keyante Green, Eagle’s Landing Christian, Soph.
LB Trey Richardson, Clinch County, Sr.
LB Patrick Reynolds, Wilkinson County, Sr.
LB Drew Widner, Wesleyan, Sr.
DB Demonzio Stubbs, Wilkinson County, Sr.
DB Damian Magby, Clinch County, Sr.
DB Tev’n Hamilton, Darlington, Sr.
DB Avery Walls, Eagle’s Landing Christian, Sr.
P Chris Milton, Charlton County, Sr.
RET Mario Alford, Greenville, Sr.

Second-team offense
QB D.J. Rozier, Johnson County, Sr.
RB Steve Williams, Calvary Day, Sr.
RB Anthony McNeil, Clinch County, Sr.
WR Devontae Pierce, Treutlen, Sr.
WR Jartae Haugabrook, Dooly County, Sr.
TE Kennard Backman, Whitefield Academy, Sr.
OL Dylan Folds, Hawkinsville, Sr.
OL Jeremy Daniels, Lanier County, Jr.
OL Taylor Bridges, First Presbyterian Day, Sr.
OL Dalton Wetherington, Lincoln County, Jr.
OL Ollie Bazemore, Taylor County, Sr.
K Ryan Thames, Landmark Christian, Sr.
ATH Tay Porter, Wilcox County, Sr.

Second-team defense
DL Tre Carter, Marion County, Sr.
DL Tanner Rogers, Eagle’s Landing Christian, Sr.
DL Arthur Pollard, Darlington, Sr.
DL Brinson Porter, Wesleyan, Sr.
LB Henry Terrell, Athens Academy, Sr.
LB Austin Warren, Bremen, Sr.
LB Frank Fallon, Holy Innocents’, Sr.
LB Merritt Hall, Wesleyan, Sr.
DB Fred Tiller, Clinch County, Jr.
DB Kevin Blackburne, Savannah Country Day, Sr.
DB Franklin Sherman, Lincoln County, Sr.
DB Jabarri Wilson, Warren County, Soph.
P Garrett Mohr, Lincoln County, Sr.
RET Rashard Fant, Our Lady of Mercy, Soph.

Honorable mentions: DB Marcus Bullard, Miller County; ATH Harrison Cheeley, Wesleyan; DB Isaac Dixon, Marion County; LB Brendan Douglas, Aquinas; ATH Devontae Drayton, Wilkinson County; RB Wezley Ealey, ECI; WR Cantrell Frazier, Landmark Christian; QB Andrew Frerking, Wesleyan; RB William McNeely, Prince Avenue Christian; RB Andrew Moore, Savannah Christian; WR Christian Reeves, Eagle’s Landing Christian; ATH Cody Streetman, Commerce; LB Zack Thomas, Clinch County; ATH Morris Watson, Savannah Country Day; QB David Whipple, Wilkinson County

Todd Holcomb

December 26th, 2010
1:29 pm

Someone also asked about how the team is picked …

I coordinate the selection of the AJC’s team as co-editor of Georgia High School Football Daily, which the AJC hires to make the picks. I did the same job while on staff at the AJC. The AJC has done an all-state team since about 1948, and it’s traditionally been coordinated by one person who gets extensive feedback from coaches and sportswriters.

The AP team is selected by sportswriters around the state. Through the ’80s and much of the ’90s, the AP simply did an all-classification all-state team. It broke into doing one for each class in the late ’90s, I believe.

The third all-state team is done by coaches, and it won’t come out until late January or February.

As I said before, due to the difficult nature of this process, I think it’s great to have three all-state teams so that more deserving kids have an opportunity to make it. The AP made some good picks that we missed, and vice-versa.

MLK Lions Football Fan

December 26th, 2010
3:50 pm

AJC and GHSFDaily- What is the state record for the most defense tackles in a single season and who holds that title?

valleyboy32

December 26th, 2010
3:53 pm

GREAT JOB NORTH GA SCHOOLS YALL PROVE MIDDLE AND SOUTH GA WRONG BIG TIM THIS SEASON WE’LL BE BACK NEXT SEASON SO ENJOY THIS YEAR BUT NEXT WE’LL ON TOP AGAIN

GHSF Daily

December 26th, 2010
4:17 pm

“AJC and GHSFDaily- What is the state record for the most defense tackles in a single season and who holds that title?”

No state records for tackles have been compiled. The most that I heard about this year was Callaway (177) and the Gainesville LB AJ Johnson (173 or so). One problem with tackles and statistics is that each school or team statistician may have a different definition of a tackle. Some teams with great defenses don’t have anybody with more than 100. But suffice it to say that Callaway and Johnson had terrific years. Both had not just great seasons, but careers.

Todd Holcomb

December 26th, 2010
4:57 pm

Update: Cameron Lynch of Brookwood had 188 tackles this season. That would be the most.

miss observant

December 26th, 2010
5:56 pm

188 tackles and no offers from GA Tech or UGA? Wow

reality

December 26th, 2010
6:10 pm

GA and GT are both stupid. Cameron Lynch is a very smart student and an excellent football player, but these are the two school that did allow. Cam Newton to go to fla, Tx and back to Ala.. sheesh….

reality

December 26th, 2010
6:11 pm

He’s just as good or better than Rennie Curran and a better student. Mark what are you thinking about?

RealDeal

December 26th, 2010
6:58 pm

Congratulations to the Byerly kid, what an amazing season they had! what is wrong with UGA and Tech??? whoever gets him gets a serious player. Question,How many of your AJC super 11 are on the list? Why wasn’t Byerly a super 11?

Valdosta Cat

December 26th, 2010
8:09 pm

Malcom Mithchell…….the best wide receiver in the state!!!!!

Reeze

December 26th, 2010
8:47 pm

Todd Holcolmb …………Why wasn’t Northside Warner Robins Briar Van Brunt and Stephon Cross awarded HM in Class AAAA ?………Both kids had the numbers.

THEHILLISREAL

December 26th, 2010
10:01 pm

GHSF DAILY… I give that with****** Competition******. But lets talk defense Gabe Wright and Justin Garrett. IMO Garrett is better than Vaughters.

@miss observant

December 26th, 2010
10:04 pm

UGA and GT depend on paid scouting services to determine who they offer.

hoot

December 26th, 2010
10:59 pm

It is a shame and “Metro Atlanta” b.s. Where is Corey Moore from Griffin anywhere on this list–Look at his stats. If he was at one of the Fayette County or Gwinnett County schools, he would be listed!!!!!!!

miss observant

December 27th, 2010
12:53 am

@miss observant- well I think they should get their money back and try the old fashion way of seeing/evaluating thru their own eyes and not someone else’s like it was done before these scouting business started to boom. But I guess that would take too much time and investment for coaches and their staff to do.

Everything that glitters aint gold.

MLK Lions Football Fan

December 27th, 2010
1:49 am

@Todd Holcomb re: Most Tackles in 2010: We have been following the state stats everyday all season to make sure there was no cheating or players thrown in at the last minute to “top the charts.” We are conducting a Nationwide defense report. Can you please tell us where we can find the stats for the Brookwood LB that you are claiming has the most tackles in Georgia this season? We cannot find them anywhere!!!

Bohgey

December 27th, 2010
1:53 am

As a Lowndes fan, I really enjoy seeing Josh Clemons name up on first team. He never gets the recognition he deserves.

Aside from that, I’d like to mention these stats: Of the players named (First teamers and honorable mentions), Lowndes faced 15 out of 50 on this list. Of all QBs mentioned, Lowndes faced 4 out of the 7 mentioned; only losing to one of them. That isn’t Todd’s list in the comments. I’m not going that far. That list only mentions 8 players south of the Gnat Line.

I would like to also mention that the Collins Hill trio that appears (Heinicke, Glover and Howard) shown some of the best throw and catch highlights I got to see at the Palace. It was fun to watch most of the game because our crowd was so intense and those kids played like they had glue on their gloves. Wasn’t fun to see us lose though. Witheld the taunting that one of those kids committed, yet somehow missed by the nutty officials, it was a great game to end our season. Kudos to all.

c-town

December 27th, 2010
4:49 am

No Gabe Wright on both AP or AJC….Thats a joke …Kid had a great year…Its All good He’s a Under Armour All American playing on ESPN Jan 5th 7pm……

trojan man 5

December 27th, 2010
6:15 am

What about Carrollton players. two out of the three you picked had no impact on Carrolltons season. SNoddy honorable mention the kid led the team in rushing not to mention he committed to TECH. No disrespect to the kids picked but that deserves a C’MON MAN!!!

sb sure

December 27th, 2010
6:58 am

Keyante Green is a flat out beast at ELCA who is only a Soph. I see he made the 1st team as a RB with the AJC, and was a 1st team linebacker with the AP. Kid will be a RB at the next level.

MLK Fan

December 27th, 2010
9:37 am

Mlk wide receiver Blake Tibbs should have at least made honorable mention as a Jr. He is in the top five rceivers in the state ask the teams that faced MLk.

Chad

December 27th, 2010
9:40 am

What is the deal with the QB from Collins Hill? How in the world does he not have an offer from ANY D-1 school – that’s crazy. I have to wonder about how knowledgeable some of these recruiters are, if they can’t even see the CH qb as a backup, then they don’t know what in the hell their doing. I see a lot of players that are supposed to be 4 and 5 star recruits that aren’t very good football players and then players that are true players that never get a chance. It seems like some recruiting expert says a kid is a 5 star player and everyone else just falls in line. I know my favorite local d-1 school seems to miss judge a lot of talent.

I just want to know

December 27th, 2010
10:06 am

Can a player who signs to play another sport get crossed off the list? 55 catches, 972 receiving yards, 8 touchdowns in the toughest region (7AAAAA) which was better than two of the receivers selected (HM). Not to mention he got doubled teamed every game. His team would have moved on to the semi final game but he got a concussion on the first play of the game, which was a 65 yard reception. Don’t penalize a player because he chose another sport, he laces them up just like all the other football players. He turned down an opportunity to play at Stanford.

1bighammer

December 27th, 2010
11:03 am

Its funny to see hoot mention: “Where is Corey Moore from Griffin anywhere on this list–Look at his stats. If he was at one of the Fayette County or Gwinnett County schools, he would be listed!!!!!!”

And maybe if Griffin could get past a Fayette School (SC(2009) + SM(2010) = 2 Griffin Beat downs!)they might get some attention.

Valdosta Cat

December 27th, 2010
12:39 pm

The Collins Hill QB would be a perfect fit for the Valdosta State Blazers IMO.

LC English Teacher

December 27th, 2010
2:42 pm

It would be really nice if someone would go back and edit the Class A honorable mention list to show that Dalton Wetherington plays for Lincoln County. :-)

Debbie Downer

December 27th, 2010
4:11 pm

Georgia State couldn’t sign the AAAAA offensive player of the year, Taylor Heinicke. I thought all the best Georgia players would want to play for us.

Deklb Co. Observer

December 27th, 2010
4:28 pm

Blake Tibbs of MLK did not get shortchanged. Because of DeMarco Robinson, most of his opponents used single coverage with possibly a jv player.

state champs

December 27th, 2010
5:32 pm

Once again a lot of the clinch players got the short end of the stick. Sad part about this these private schools get all these recruits and still can not produce a state championship…At the end of the day the trophy is where it belongs back in clinch 15-0 and you northern schools will never be better than the southern schools because we have something that you northern schools will never have heart, tradition, and determination. And ajc you guys need to give clinch county there props like you do with those schools up in atlanta with no championships under there belts.

ROLL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! RED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ROLL

STATE CHAMPIONS 2010 CLASS A

lowndes fan

December 27th, 2010
9:52 pm

where is the sophmore JJ Green out of camden county he had 5 kick returns this year

hoot

December 28th, 2010
12:18 am

To 1bighammer, If I am correct, the list is based on individual stats. I mean Hell, if you don’t like the school your kids go to in Fayette, pay for them to go to the school that is winning at the time. It usually works for ya’ll over there. Not taking anything away from the young men playing–I am just saying.

sportsfan2

December 28th, 2010
8:55 am

The reason some very good players don’t get D-1 offers is that they do not have the NCAA grade requirements to qualify- they will end up at d-2 or d-3 or a JC – also= maybe star players this year had easy schedules and the numbers are distorted compared to true talent.

finish

December 28th, 2010
9:00 am

Totaly agree Josh Clemons from Whitewater should be AAAA Offensive player of the year but you’re telling me not ONE of his O/L that blocked for his 2000+ yard season deserves to be on this list. REALLY.. C’mon MAN.

archie

December 28th, 2010
9:04 am

are josh and joshua clemons distantly related? you got it right w/ the whitewater RB…ray drew has good physical potential, but hasn’t displayed ferociousness I expected of someone with his size and media build up, we’ll see

WarEagle

December 28th, 2010
10:45 am

I am surprised that AAAA kicker Ammon Lakip of Hooch is not first team on either list.

WarEagle

December 28th, 2010
10:49 am

Todd Holcomb: I agree with the choice of Tim Byerly as the AJC all-class POY. But given that pick, how can it be that Byerly was not the AAAA OPOY? Seems strange to me.

One On One With The Great One

December 28th, 2010
2:13 pm

I will say many athletes deserve to recognized for their acedenic performance as well. I see only one problem in the selection when you classify all classification. how is it that three players from one school can be on the first team? Second how can one school have as many as 5 players on 1st, 2nd,and 3rd teams? Now i know in fairness some classifications don’t play a tough schedule or region, but to give those schools 4 and 5 players something is wrong. All I am saying is I am sure some of those lower tier players could play with any team in the state if they had the opportunity to.

sportsfan2

December 28th, 2010
8:11 pm

It is because most of those players were somehow transferred from another school – even though GHSa pretends it does not happen. If GHSA took the time to classify teams correctly and not let people manipulate the system, you would have seen a different outcome. The people ranking these players do not take into account the level of teams that are played – if a team is new with only sophomores as starters – what senior couldn’t score on them – the reporters need to do their homework before they rank these players

Todd Holcomb

December 28th, 2010
8:28 pm

“I am sure some of those lower tier players could play with any team in the state if they had the opportunity to.”

One on One: I agree w/ you. I just think it’s hard to prove youself on a lesser team. Your stats aren’t going to be as good b/c you don’t have the support. Top DL get double-teamed and neutralized. You don’t get the exposure. The reality is that the players on the top teams are going to get the recommendations of the coaches and sportswriters. Those are the ones who make the biggest impression. There are exceptions. Lorenzo Mauldin of Maynard Jackson is one example.