Countdown to the Super 11: The final 22

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, in conjunction with Georgia High School Football Daily, will announce its annual Super 11 team on the weekend of Aug. 17-18. The Super 11 team has been picked each season since 1985.

Below are the final 22. Included are the players’ national position ranking and state ranking as college prospects according to the 247Sports Composite Rankings. However, the players’ production and value as high school players are more significant in the final selection.

*OLB/DE Bryson Allen-Williams, Cedar Grove: Blue-chip recruit with big-play ability (22 tackles for losses in 11 games last season). Allen-Williams would be the school’s second Super 11 in two seasons (Johnathon McCrary). Allen-Williams (6-1, 215) has committed to South Carolina. 247 – No. 15 OLB, No. 15 Georgia.

*DB/HB Kalvaraz Bessent, Camden County: Rare player with huge impact on both sides of the ball for a Top 10 Class AAAAAA program. He had six interceptions on defense and more than 500 rushing/receiving yards on offense. He would be the school’s second Super 11 in two seasons (J.J. Green). Bessent (6-0, 170) has committed to Alabama. 247 – No. 10 CB, No. 8 Georgia.

*DE Lorenzo Carter, Norcross: First-team all-state in 2012, Gwinnett County leader in sacks, led team to state title. Florida leads Alabama and Georgia, according to the AJC’s Michael Carvell. 247 – No. 1 WDE, No. 1 Georgia.

*QB Adam Choice, Thomas County Central: Has rushed for more than 1,500 yards and passed for more than 500 in each of the past two seasons. Related to Joe Burns, Thomas Central’s 1997 Super 11. Two-way starter (QB/CB). Choice has committed to Clemson. 247 – No. 19 ATH, No. 20 Georgia.

*RB Nick Chubb, Cedartown: His 2,721 yards are a state record for the regular season. Team was 6-4. Would be Cedartown’s first Super 11 since Ken Veal (1997). Chubb has committed to Georgia. 247 – No. 7 RB, No. 4 Georgia.

*DL Detric Dukes, Tucker: Dukes (6-0, 220) was the top defender for a 10-3 team last season. He is committed to Georgia. Would be Tucker’s eighth Super 11 selection and first since 2010 (James Vaughters). 247 – No. 23 ILB, No. 51 Georgia.

*DE/LB KeShun Freeman, Callaway: Had 96 tackles, 17 for losses, in 12 games. Would be Callaway’s first Super 11. Recruited by Harvard, Freeman has committed to Georgia Tech. 247 – No. 52 OLB, No. 60 Georgia.

*QB Cole Garvin, Sandy Creek: Led team to the AAAA championship as a junior. Passed for 2,730 yards and 21 touchdowns. Garvin (6-1, 195) has committed to Marshall. 247 – No. 68 Pro Style QB, No. 121 Georgia.

*QB Donquell “Gator” Green, Burke County: Rushed for 1,827 yards, passed for 1,399. North Carolina is the apparent leader for Green (5-8, 160). 247 – No. 84 ATH, No. 84 Georgia.

*DB/RB Grant Haley, Lovett: CB with seven interceptions, 536 rushing yards, three KO return touchdowns. Would be Lovett’s first Super 11 since George Lombard (1993). Haley (5-10, 170) has committed to Vanderbilt. 247 – No. 49 CB, No. 58 Georgia.

*WR Demarre Kitt, Sandy Creek: Caught 74 passes for 1,236 yards and 11 touchdowns for a state championship team. Would be Sandy Creek’s first Super 11 since Calvin Johnson. Kitt has committed to Clemson. 247 – No. 14 WR, No. 7 Georgia.

*DB/WR Cortez McDowell, Locust Grove: Two-way starter, second on team in tackles, first in receiving, scored 11 touchdowns. Would be Locust Grove’s first Super 11. He has committed to Tennessee. 247 – No. 13 safety, No. 16 Georgia.

*LB Raekwon McMillan, Liberty County: Had 22 tackles for losses and forced five fumbles. Scored nine touchdowns on offense. McMillan (6-2, 240) would be Liberty County’s first Super 11. Ohio State and Alabama are his leaders, but he also will visit Clemson, Florida and Georgia. 247 – No. 1 ILB, No. 2 Georgia.

*QB Malkom Parrish, Brooks County: Passed for 3,001 yards, rushed for about 1,000 for a 12-1 team. Parrish has committed to Georgia. Would be Brooks County’s first Super 11 since Marcus Stroud (1995). 247 – No. 8 CB, No. 6 Georgia.

*DL Jamiyus Pittman, Colquitt County: Had six sacks, forced two fumbles for a AAAAAA semifinal team. Would be Colquitt County’s first Super 11 since Nate French (1999). Pittman has committed to Ole Miss. 247 – No. 44 DT, No. 59 Georgia.

*LB Korie Rogers, Buford: Class AAA defensive player of the year in 2012. Rogers (6-1, 210) has committed to Clemson. 247 – No. 10 OLB, No. 11 Georgia.

*DB/RB Nick Ruffin, St. Pius: Had 63 tackles, three interceptions for AAA runner-up team. Could be team’s leading rusher this season. Would be St. Pius’ first Super 11 since Geno Smith (2011). Ruffin (6-1, 190) has committed to Auburn. 247 – No. 17 CB, No. 13 Georgia.

*CB D.J. Smith, Walton: Two-way starter with 42 tackles, 724 yards rushing/receiving. Would be the third Walton Super 11 in two seasons (Brandon Kublanow, Tyren Jones). 247 – No. 13 CB, No. 9 Georgia.

*QB Stanton Truitt, Monroe Area: Rushed for 1,438 yards, passed for 764. Would be Monroe Area’s first Super 11. Truitt (5-9, 185) is committed to Auburn. 247 – No. 38 ATH, No. 37 Georgia.

*QB Deshaun Watson, Gainesville: State’s all-time leader in passing yards. Had 4,011 yards passing, 1,430 rushing in 2012 for AAAAA championship team. Watson has committed to Clemson. 247 – No. 1 Dual Threat QB, No. 3 Georgia.

*CB Kendarius Webster, Stockbridge: Two-way starter, lockdown corner for a team that went a school-best 11-2 and never allowed more than three touchdowns in a game. Would be Stockbridge’s first Super 11. Ole Miss and Florida lead Georgia for Webster. 247 – No. 31 CB, No. 29 Georgia.

*RB Stanley Williams, George Walton Academy: Rushed for 1,948 yards for Class A semifinal team. Would be GWA’s first Super 11. Williams (5-8, 185) is committed to Kentucky. 247 – No. 6 All-Purpose RB, No. 21 Georgia.

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9 comments Add your comment


August 7th, 2013
8:14 am

Wow just name 2 teams, pushing for truitt n williams from my area!

keith stroud

August 7th, 2013
11:18 am

I really think a lot of THE GRIFFIN HIGH SCHOOL PLAYERS GOT snubbed . wait til the end of the season. AJC will think twice.


August 7th, 2013
2:26 pm

AJC!! Thanks for the Burke County love! I am still BEGGING YOU TO PLEASE INCLUDE DONQUELL’S DEFENSIVE AND RETURN STATS AS WELL!!! PLEASE!!! …But don’t worry since you guys are busy Ill just post a link:

He deserves to be recognized for his talent.

Red and Black til Death


August 7th, 2013
3:33 pm

Dante Sawyer is more than worthy. C’mon

Tha Truth

August 7th, 2013
3:58 pm

No Myles Autry of Norcross ?!?!? Without question the most dangerous player in the state with the ball in his hands !!!

Tucker MomForever#1

August 7th, 2013
8:05 pm

Great Job Dedrich on a job well done!!!


August 8th, 2013
9:04 am

No Elisha Shaw?


August 10th, 2013
10:20 am

Be on the lookout for Miles Vaughn at NCCA this year, a running back that will probably rush for 200yds per game. Expect giant numbers all year from this guy. They are expected to win the State Championship with him this year…


August 13th, 2013
7:42 am

Chattahoochee WR Collin Lisa, sleeper. If productivity counts, he will be near the top.