Vonn Bell, the Ridgeland safety who is rated the consensus No. 4 recruit in Georgia, leads the GHSF Daily/Atlanta Journal-Constitution preseason all-state team in Class AAAA.
Bell is uncommitted, but several on the AAAA team have pledged to major colleges. They include WR Demare Kitt of Sandy Creek, CB Shaquille Wiggins of Sandy Creek and LB Johnny O’Neal of West Laurens to Georgia, linemen Alan Knott of Sandy Creek and David Johnson of Lithonia to South Carolina, WR/DB Cameron Sutton of Jonesboro to Tennessee, DL Davin Bellamy of Chamblee to Florida State and DB/WR Taurean Ferguson of Jonesboro to Vanderbilt.
Others, including Carver (Atlanta) OL Delando Crooks, are major recruits who have not committed.
The quarterback is a junior, Cole Garvin, who was 135-of-216 passing for 2,352 yards and a school-record 25 touchdowns in 2011. The running backs are Chaz Thornton of Stephens County (2,179 yards rushing in 2011) and Josh Mercer of South Effingham (1,339).
QB – Cole Garvin, Sandy Creek, Jr.
RB – Josh Mercer, South Effingham, Sr.
RB – Chaz Thornton, Stephens County, Sr.
TE – Bill Teknipp, Eagle’s Landing, Sr.
WR – Demare Kitt, Sandy Creek, Jr.
WR – Rhett Harper, Southeast Whitfield, Jr.
OL – Kendall Baker, Marist, Jr.
OL – Hakeem Porter, Monroe, Sr.
OL – Jordan Harris, Dutchtown, Sr.
OL – Alan Knott, Sandy Creek, Sr.
OL – Delando Crooks, Carver (Atlanta), Sr.
ATH – Cameron Sutton, Jonesboro, Sr.
DL – Davin Bellamy, Chamblee, Sr.
DL – David Johnson, Lithonia, Sr.
DL – Jeremy Patterson, Wayne County, Jr.
DL – Joe Sanders, LaGrange, Sr.
LB – Paul Davis, Cairo, Sr.
LB – Raekwon McMillan, Liberty County, Jr.
LB – Johnny O’Neal, West Laurens, Sr.
LB – Troy Wyche, Riverdale, Sr.
DB – Vonn Bell, Ridgeland, Sr.
DB – Taurean Ferguson, Jonesboro, Sr.
DB – Akeem Rawls, Mary Persons, Jr.
DB – Shaquille Wiggins, Sandy Creek, Sr.
PK – Manny Lopez, Gilmer, Jr.
P – Austin Bennett, River Ridge, Jr.
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