Johnathon McCrary, the Cedar Grove quarterback whose 6,098 career passing yards put him less than 3,000 from the state record, leads the Georgia High School Daily/Atlanta Journal-Constitution preseason all-state team in Class AAA.
McCrary, who is committed to Vanderbilt, is one of many on the AAA team to pledge to a Division I program. Others include Peach County wide receiver Demarcus Robinson (Clemson), St. Pius safety Nick Glass (Georgia), Jackson defensive lineman Justin Akins (Georgia Tech), Central of Macon linebacker Nigel Bowden (Vanderbilt) and Buford lineman Josh Cordiello (Georgia).
Jackson defensive lineman Jay Woods, who holds 20 offers, remains uncommitted.
Three other major recruits in this classification – WR Marqui Hawkins of Carver (Columbus), QB/WR Terry Booger of Woodward Academy and WR/DB Rico Johnson Swainsboro – didn’t make our list, mainly because other players had more productive junior seasons at their position.
QB – Johnathon McCrary, Cedar Grove, Sr.
RB – Tyshon Dye, Elbert County, Sr.
RB – Marquis Benton, Morgan County, Jr.
WR – Tyshaun Clemmons, Gordon Central, Sr.
WR – Demarcus Robinson, Peach County, Sr.
OL – Josh Cardiello, Buford, Sr.
OL – Chavis Dickey, Peach County, Jr.
OL – Bailey Ross, Morgan County, Sr.
OL – Michael Selby, Washington County, Sr.
OL – John Thomas, Carver (Columbus), Sr.
ATH/QB – William Walker, Washington County, Sr.
ATH/QB – Nick Colvin, North Oconee, Sr.
DL – Justin Akins, Jackson, Sr.
DL – Bryson Allen-Williams, Cedar Grove, Jr.
DL – Larons Winston, Gordon Central, Sr.
DL – Jay Woods, Jackson, Sr.
LB – Nigel Bowden, Central (Macon), Sr.
LB – Cameron Garnett, Thomson, Sr.
LB – Austin Roark, Woodward Academy, Sr.
LB – Timothy Whatley, Carver (Columbus), Jr.
DB – William Bussey, Thomson, Sr.
DB – Nick Glass, St. Pius, Jr.
DB – Cortez Leonard, Callaway, Sr.
DB – Everett Nicholas, Cedar Grove, Sr.
PK – Preston Slemp, Cartersville, Sr.
P – J.W. May, Washington County, Sr.
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