Spring football preview on Central Gwinnett High School Black Knight

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Central Gwinnett has two of the metro area’s top college prospects with tailback George Morris and linebacker Trey Johnson, a rising junior who finished with 152 tackles and 7.5 sacks last season. Quarterback Emmanuel Westmoreland threw for 2,800 yards and 28 TDs last year.

Malachi Jones is a newcomer expected to have an impact at WR. Said Wofford, “I feel like Jones can be a very productive player in our system. He has ideal size and speed, and is a smart player.” His older brother Tai-ler Jones plays at Notre Dame.

Charles King started some at DB last year as a freshman. “He is a very aggressive player with good speed and a nose for the football.”

Team: Central Gwinnett Black Knights

Spring Game: 7 p.m.  May 20

Last year’s record: 4-6

Starters lost: 6 on offense, 7 on defense

Head coach: Todd Wofford

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8 comments Add your comment

Delbert D.

May 21st, 2011
4:51 pm

Whatever happened to Thomas Harris?


May 22nd, 2011
6:45 pm

Malachi Jones is a scrub.


May 27th, 2011
9:59 am

Where are the rest of the spring football previews — only 20 of the 30 so far. I guess there will be 2 a days next week for the writers

North Cobb fan

June 4th, 2011
1:24 pm

Would somebody PLEASE put Kennesaw Mountain High School in a region by itself so they can make the playoffs in football for the FIRST time in their 10 year history.

Coach T

June 5th, 2011
2:56 pm

I think they forgot about a few of players.
E-man Westmoreland is a prolific passer who can also run with the ball well. Reminds me of Charlie Ward and Tommy Frazier at times.
Francis Callon is a 6ft 5 senior from London who is playing football for the first time and already has eight scholarship offers. Central Gwinnett is a fast rising program that should make the playoffs this year.


July 22nd, 2011
5:39 pm

Who cares they will be 2 and 8 this year. They are not even on the map.

k swanson

August 19th, 2011
7:41 pm

Thomas still lives in Lawrenceville and has been very succesful in the real estate business,,
I played football, baseball, and basketball with thomas in 1967. He was one of the best
running backs inthe state in 1967 and was highly recruited by Vince Dooley, however, Thomas
signed a Minor League baseball contract with the Dodgers and went on to play professional
baseball at the AAA Leverl…

Cghs fan

October 29th, 2011
2:57 pm

Does malachi’s 73 catches for 996 yards and 14 TD’s through 9 games not speak for itself?? Not to mention he broke the all time Gwinnett county single season record for receptions the other night… Yea Anon, you or your son is probably a scrub….