The AJC Super 11 Team

Norcross defensive end Lorenzo Carter is the Blue Devils' first AJC Super 11 selection since Brice Butler in 2007.

Norcross defensive end Lorenzo Carter is the Blue Devils' first AJC Super 11 selection since Brice Butler in 2007.

Lorenzo Carter, Norcross

Position: Defensive end

Height, weight: 6-foot-5, 235 pounds

Class: Senior

College choices: Carter has offers from most of the SEC and ACC schools, as well as many others, but Alabama, Florida and Georgia appear to be at the top of his list, according to 247Sports and The Atlanta Journal-Constitution’s Michael Carvell.

2012 season wrap-up: Carter was a first-team all-state player for the Class AAAAAA championship team. He led Gwinnett County with 18 sacks and caused five fumbles. He finished with 12 total tackles, including five for losses, in the state championship game against Lovejoy.

School’s first Super 11 since: Brice Butler in 2007

What’s interesting: Norcross coach Keith Maloof says Carter is a better prospect out of high school than Adrian Hubbard, a former Norcross defensive end who plays at Alabama and is a top NFL draft prospect. As Hubbard did, Carter plays basketball in high school, but will focus on football in college.

Adam Choice, Thomas County Central

Position: Quarterback

Height, weight: 5-9, 205

Class: Senior

College choices: Committed to Clemson

2012 season wrap-up: Choice was an honorable mention all-state player for a team that went 9-3 and reached the second round of the Class AAAAA playoffs. He rushed for 1,656 yards and 23 touchdowns and passed for 600 yards and five touchdowns. He is the No. 76 prospect nationally in the Rivals rankings, and Scout lists him as the No. 31 running back, his projected position in college.

School’s first Super 11 since: Ray Drew in 2010

What’s interesting: Choice is a cousin of Tashard Choice and a nephew of Joe Burns, two former Georgia Tech running backs who made it to the NFL. Choice projects to play running back at Clemson.

Nick Chubb, Cedartown

Cedartown running back Nick Chubb is committed to Georgia. (Curtis Compton / AJC)

Cedartown running back Nick Chubb is committed to Georgia. (Curtis Compton / AJC)

Position: Running back

Height, weight: 5-11, 217

Class: Senior

College choices: Committed to Georgia

2012 season wrap-up: Chubb rushed for 2,721 yards and 38 touchdowns on 312 carries (8.7 yards per carry). He gained more yards in 10 games than any back in state history. His team finished 6-4 and failed to make the state playoffs. Chubb, the Class AAAA offensive player of the year, ran for more than 330 yards in five of 10 games and accounted for nearly 80 percent of his team’s yards gained.

School’s first Super 11 since: Ken Veal in 1997

What’s interesting: Because of Cedartown’s alleged weak schedule, college scouts didn’t take Chubb’s Nintendo-like statistics seriously until he dominated practices in December’s RisingSeniors.com all-star game for the state’s top juniors. In July, Chubb earned five-star status after he finished third out of 161 elite prospects in the SPARQ athletic competition at Nike headquarters.

Donquell Green, Burke County

Position: Quarterback

Height, weight: 5-8, 160

Class: Senior

College choices: Green has not selected a college. He has received offers from Georgia Tech and North Carolina of the ACC, as well as Georgia Southern, Marshall, Middle Tennessee, Troy and others.

2012 season wrap-up: Green was named first-team all-state after leading the Bears to an 11-2 season and an appearance in the Class AAAA quarterfinals, where they lost to eventual champion Sandy Creek. Green rushed for 1,827 yards and 32 touchdowns on 177 carries (10.3 yards per carry) and was 86-for-132 passing for 1,399 yards and 11 touchdowns with two interceptions.

School’s first Super 11 since: Mercedes Hamilton in 1992

What’s interesting: Green, perhaps the state’s most explosive player in the open field, had an early offer from North Carolina, but most colleges want to evaluate his senior film before moving forward. His high school production, which includes starring in a 2011 state championship-game victory, can’t be disputed.

Demarre Kitt helped Sandy Creek win the state championship for the third time in four seasons. (Curtis Compton / AJC)

Demarre Kitt helped Sandy Creek win the state championship for the third time in four seasons. (Curtis Compton / AJC)

Demarre Kitt, Sandy Creek

Position: Wide receiver

Height, weight: 6-1, 182

Class: Senior

College choices: Committed to Clemson

2012 season wrap-up: Kitt had 74 receptions for 1,235 yards as Sandy Creek won the state championship for the third time in four seasons. He had 11 touchdowns receiving and returned a punt for another score. Kitt was named a Class AAAA first-team all-state player.

School’s first Super 11 since: Calvin Johnson in 2003

What’s interesting: Sandy Creek has become “Wide Receiver High” in Georgia with six of its graduates playing receiver in college. Kitt is considered the best from his school since Johnson, the former Georgia Tech receiver now in the NFL.

Cortez McDowell, Locust Grove

Position: Safety

Height, weight: 6-1, 205

Class: Senior

College choices: Committed to Tennessee

2012 season wrap-up: McDowell, a two-way starter, had 652 yards and eight touchdowns receiving and 250 yards and three touchdowns rushing for a team that was 6-4 in its fourth season of varsity football. He also intercepted two passes. ESPN ranks him as the nation’s No. 13 safety in the Class of 2014.

School’s first Super 11 since: McDaniel is the first.

What’s interesting: McDowell will play football and baseball at Tennessee and could be drafted as an outfielder by a major league team.

Raekwon McMillan was a first-team all-state linebacker as a junior. (Curtis Compton / AJC)

Raekwon McMillan was a first-team all-state linebacker as a junior. (Curtis Compton / AJC)

Raekwon McMillan, Liberty County

Position: Linebacker

Height, weight: 6-2, 240

Class: Senior

College choices: Ohio State and Alabama appear to be his leaders, but he also will visit Clemson, Florida and Georgia. He has more than 20 offers from across the country.

2012 season wrap-up: McMillan was a first-team all-state linebacker for a Liberty County team that posted a winning record (6-4) for only the fourth time in school history. He finished with 152 tackles, 22 tackles for losses, seven sacks, five forced fumbles, an interception and a touchdown. He also rushed for 316 yards and nine touchdowns.

School’s first Super 11 since: McMillan is the first.

What’s interesting: McMillan and Locust Grove’s Cortez McDowell are the only players in this Super 11 who have never played in a state playoff game. Their teams’ records are identical each of the past three seasons — 2-8, 2-8, 6-4.

Malkom Parrish, Brooks County

Position: Quarterback/cornerback

Height, weight: 5-10, 185

Class: Senior

College choices: Committed to Georgia

2012 season wrap-up: Parrish was an honorable-mention all-state selection after passing for 3,001 yards with 24 touchdowns and rushing for about 1,000 yards and 17 scores. He led Brooks County to the first 10-0 regular season in school history, including an upset of Valdosta and a trip to the Class AA quarterfinals. Parrish projects as a cornerback in college.

School’s first Super 11 since: Marcus Stroud in 1995

What’s interesting: Parrish picked Georgia over Georgia Tech in a rare head-to-head in-state battle. He was recruited by Georgia Tech primarily as a quarterback, but chose to go to Georgia as a cornerback — a position he has never played in a game.

Buford linebacker Korie Rogers had 91 tackles last season. (Curtis Compton / AJC)

Buford linebacker Korie Rogers had 91 tackles last season. (Curtis Compton / AJC)

Korie Rogers, Buford

Position: Outside linebacker

Height, weight: 6-2, 220

Class: Senior

College choices: Committed to Clemson

2012 season wrap-up: Rogers was the Class AAA defensive player of the year for a Buford team that won the state championship and allowed only 7.2 points per game. He had 91 tackles (12 for losses and seven others for sacks), intercepted four passes (returned one for a touchdown) and forced two fumbles. He also had 14 quarterback pressures.

School’s first Super 11 since: Dillon Lee in 2011

What’s interesting: Rogers grew up a fan of Georgia, but surprisingly picked Clemson over the Bulldogs in the spring. Clemson has commitments from four of the Super 11.

Deshaun Watson, Gainesville

Position: Quarterback

Height, weight: 6-3, 200

Class: Senior

College choices: Committed to Clemson

2012 season wrap-up: Watson enters his senior season as the state record-holder for career passing yards and passing touchdowns. As a junior, he threw for 4,011 yards and 50 touchdowns and rushed for 1,430 yards and 24 touchdowns while leading the Red Elephants to their first state championship in school history.

School’s first Super 11 since: A.J. Johnson in 2010

What’s interesting: Watson is the state’s best prospect at quarterback since former Westlake High School standout Cam Newton. He committed to Clemson when he was a sophomore. Watson averaged 12 points and four rebounds on Gainesville’s basketball, the state runner-up last season to Miller Grove.

Kendarius Webster, Stockbridge

Position: Cornerback

Height, weight: 5-11, 177

Class: Senior

College choices: Florida State and Mississippi appear to have a slight lead over Georgia and numerous other SEC and ACC schools, according to several recruiting websites.

2012 season wrap-up: Webster was a lock-down cornerback and a top receiver for a team that reached the state quarterfinals and recorded a school-best 11-2 record. The Tigers never allowed more than three touchdowns in a game.

School’s first Super 11 since: Webster is the first.

What’s interesting: Webster is one of the faster cornerbacks in the Southeast, recently posting a time of 4.4 seconds in the 40-yard dash. He finished fifth in the 100 meters at the state meet as a junior and anchored the state runner-up 4×100 relay team.

41 comments Add your comment

Jusfellofftheturniptruck

August 16th, 2013
10:07 am

Congratulations to all super 11s! There will be the customary grumbling about who cudda or shudda been included or omitted. For those who missed the cut, use it as motivation!

Looking forward to see how the Red Elephant defense does against Grayson tonight.

Does anyone know if any of these scrimmages are on the worldwide web?

Tha Truth

August 16th, 2013
10:29 am

Ok I will start the grumbling….biggest omission…Myles Autry-Norcross…without question the most dangerous player in the state with the ball in his hands….come on now…4 QUARTERBACKS ?!?!?!

Jusfellofftheturniptruck

August 16th, 2013
10:40 am

Maybe Autry will pull another Kamara. No super 11 but POY. Kamara was a monster last year, but the real POY was Watson. Yes, I am a homer. But I’m right

Camden74

August 16th, 2013
11:29 am

Watch the sleepers……….Release the CATS!!!! :-D

yellowman

August 16th, 2013
11:35 am

List looks pretty accurate to me. Hard to leave off Myles Autry most eletric player in the state. Its also a kid out of atlanta name Columbia name Deshon Cooper who can do it all. Wish my dogs were recruiting him.

Sheanna Arnold

August 16th, 2013
12:38 pm

Congratulations to the Super 11…I’m so VERY PROUD of Kendarius Webster! He’s a good mannerable kid doing what he loves to do, play football! It’s awesome for him to be the FIRST Super 11 out of Stockbridge HS!

Colquitt Fan

August 16th, 2013
4:58 pm

Disappointed that Jamiyus Pittman didn’t make it

Good grief Clemson came in and raided Georgia this year

For real

August 16th, 2013
5:19 pm

Myles Autry can’t be left out like this. There needs to be a story or something. #1 ATH position player in the state. That deserves a “c’mon man!!”

Sportsnut

August 16th, 2013
11:01 pm

Don’t worry about not making this list. I am sure most of the players in the state would much more like their name associated with winning the title. I do congratulate those that did make it. As I stated earlier, on another thread, it is time for the speculation to stop. I had an interesting night as I traveled to Peachtree Ridge to watch them against Lovejoy. Good game. For about 10 minutes.(Playing time). The Ridge scored on the first play from scrimmage on a swing pass from about 75 yards. I thought, Hmmm. Later in the second quarter, middle screen, 68 yards for another score. Both were caught by the same player. I don’t remember his name but I will not forget his number. 3. The JV from Lovejoy won the forth quarter by a score of 14-0. That was nice but the first 3 quarters was what I made the trip to see. Final = Lovejoy Varsity 43, Peachtree Ridge Varsity 21. I thought that was kinda strange for them to score 43 pts., their average from last season. What I thought was more interesting was that this was a Ridge team that is ranked in the top 10.

Maybe I missed something.

Tatman

August 17th, 2013
1:47 am

Am I the only one that noticed that the QB’s were short? 3 of the 4 under 6 foot tall…I know height isn’t everything, but it helps when you have linemen standing in front of you well over 6 foot…

6AAAAAFan

August 17th, 2013
5:11 am

I know this is off the current subject but I was at the Tucker-Marist scrimmage game last night and #1 Dominick Sanders is a Beast!!! Watch out Region 6A!

[...] The AJC Super 11 Team August 16, 2013, by Todd Holcomb Raekwon McMillan, Liberty County Position: Linebacker Height, weight: 6-2, 240 Class: Senior College choices: Ohio State and Alabama appear to be his leaders, but he also will visit Clemson, Florida and Georgia. He has more than 20 offers from across the country. 2012 season wrap-up: McMillan was a first-team all-state linebacker for a Liberty County team that posted a winning record (6-4) for only the fourth time in school history. He finished with 152 tackles, 22 tackles for losses, seven sacks, five forced fumbles, an interception and a touchdown. He also rushed for 316 yards and nine touchdowns. School?s first Super 11 since: McMillan is the first. What?s interesting: McMillan and Locust Grove?s Cortez McDowell are the only players in this Super 11 who have never played in a state playoff game. Their teams? records are identical each of the past three seasons ? 2-8, 2-8, 6-4. http://blogs.ajc.com/georgia-high-sc…super-11-team/ [...]

Sportsnut

August 17th, 2013
9:49 am

That top 10 ranking I noted was bestowed upon Ridge by GPB. They have the Ridge at #7.

g6773a

August 17th, 2013
10:13 am

Does the AJC even try anymore? Donquell Green over Elisha Shaw, Kalvarez Bessent, Myles Autry, or Wesley Green? Adam Choice over Dontavious Russell, Bryson Allen-Williams, Andrew Williams, or Nick Ruffin?

Sportsnut

August 17th, 2013
10:17 am

g6773a == You must be new. You should know how the AJC works by now.

Sportsnut

August 17th, 2013
11:00 am

======================== We lost a player in a scrimmage on Friday night===============

DeAntre Turman, a Db. from Creekside died last night after the scrimmage game against Banneker. Let’s send out our prayers to his family,school and community at this hurtful time. I extend condolences from Clayton County, the Lovejoy community and the Lovejoy High School Family.

BurkeCo4Life

August 17th, 2013
11:35 am

I was about to call out g6773a and Sportsnut for questioning whether Donquell Green belongs on the AJC Super 11, but after the last comment, it really isn;t that important. My prayers go out to the young man’s (DeAntre Turman) family, friends, and teammates.

Sportsnut

August 17th, 2013
11:52 am

BurkeCo4Life == I am not questioning any selection or wanting any addition. My whole point was that many of these kid’s that were selected will not even win their region, much less a title. There is more than this accolade to achieve. Fine honor but not Final honor.

x AJC x

August 17th, 2013
12:04 pm

A J C , is it any wonder why your employer loses so much money. This is horrible journalism and insight.

Anyone that knows football in the state of Georgia knows these are good players but no where near the real truth.

Kinda like the way they report on how this country is run by Obama and his Democrats.

BurkeCo4Life

August 17th, 2013
12:22 pm

Sportsnut, Green will likely lead his team to another region title this year. Since his freshman year, Burke Co has been a state semifinalist, state champion, and quarter finalist. So you can exclude him from “many of these kid’s that were selected will not even win their region, much less a title” arguement.

Sportsnut

August 17th, 2013
1:11 pm

I was referring to this season and not the past. Maybe Green will win Region or State, I don’t know. I based my comment on past showings of Super 11. The percentage of those not winning a title is much higher than that of those who were selected and did win it.

BcS2010

August 17th, 2013
1:49 pm

6AAAAA FAN….. Yes dominick sanders is one of the most underrated players in the state! Only a 3 star prospect…

BcS2010

August 17th, 2013
1:50 pm

Yes!!!! Tucker beat Marist 24-3 in a scrimmage of 2 rivals!! Tucker will win state like I keep saying! #best defense in the state

Sportsnut

August 17th, 2013
3:32 pm

BcS2010 == Am I wrong in my assumption that Dominic is the brother of the Kentucky running back, Raymond Sanders? I remember Raymond as a little kid and I think, I think Dominic is his sibling. Could you confirm?

6AAAAAFan

August 17th, 2013
4:13 pm

Negative sportsnut, Dominick is Former Tigers Chris Sanders little brother

6AAAAAFan

August 17th, 2013
4:15 pm

Here’s the link to watch the Tucker-Marist scrimmage game from last night http://www.nfhsnetwork.com/events/64307

6AAAAAFan

August 17th, 2013
4:21 pm

Wow according to the 2011 AJC Super 11 Dominick Sanders is a mirror image of his older brother Chris Sanders who was picked as a Super 11 candidate player…

The AJC Super 11 candidate: Tucker FS Chris Sanders

The skinny: The 6-foot, 181-pound Sanders plays everywhere on the field for Tucker. He is projected to play safety in college. As a sophomore in 2008, Sanders started a few games at linebacker on the Class AAAA state championship team. Last year, Sanders started both ways at free safety (32 tackles, 2 caused fumbles, 1 interception, 1 tackle for loss) and wide receiver (7 receptions for 158 yards and 2 TDs). He also handled the team’s punting duties, averaging 35 yards per punt. This year, Tucker will spread Sanders around on offense, while he will rotate between linebacker and safety on defense, while playing all special teams.

6AAAAAFan

August 17th, 2013
4:23 pm

Check that, he was a 2010 AJC Super 11 candidate

Sportsnut

August 17th, 2013
5:29 pm

Thanks for the info, 6AAAAAFan

UGAdawg34

August 17th, 2013
6:31 pm

It is intertesting that so many kids are going to Clemson. They are a home underdog to an SEC team in their first game of the year. I recall watching the NFL draft and seeing that by far the most first and second round players came from the SEC.

Sportsnut

August 18th, 2013
1:20 am

The kid from Creekside died from a broken neck. I will attend the Vigil at 6:00 at the Ben Hill Rec. Center on Sunday. If you plan to attend, wear your school colors.

Hubie Green

August 18th, 2013
6:58 am

Prayers to De ‘Antre Trumans’ family, classmates, and community. God let us have him for 17 years and called him home. I understand he was a fine young man.

Maria

August 18th, 2013
7:32 am

Shame AJC, the southern player should get a photo!

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Big Papi

August 18th, 2013
1:25 pm

They used to publish the Super 11’s SAT/ACT scores but I guess that got to embarrassing.

Big Papi

August 18th, 2013
1:32 pm

On average, how many of the Super 11 windup being academic non-qualifiers each year? Parents will drag the kids all over the sate to football camps, but will not take them across town to a FREE SAT/ACT prep class.

BOSOX

August 18th, 2013
3:58 pm

NOBODY MENTIONED THE ONE OBVIOUS PROBLEM HERE. I AM AN AUBURN FAN BUT WE LIVE IN GEORGIA AND TO SEE SO MANY RECRUITS ON THIS LIST COMMITTED TO CLEMSON NEEDS TO BE A WAKE UP CALL TO RICHT! I LOVE RICHT AND WHAT HE STANDS FOR AND IF MY SON WERE CHOOSING A COLLEGE, I WOULD ADVISE HIM TO PLAY FOR A MAN OF INTEGRITY RATHER THAN FOR A SCHOOL’S NAME OR MASCOT. MARK, GET THESE GUYS BACK IN THE STATE OF GEORGIA WHERE THEY SHOULD BE BECAUSE YOU’RE BETTER THAN THIS!!!

Camden74

August 18th, 2013
5:52 pm

I’m actually happy no player from Camden made this list. Everyone will see when head knocking time comes! FEAR THE PAW! :-D

baller

August 19th, 2013
6:45 am

No Dante Sawyer… only 3 Georgians ahead of him on ESPN list… Donquell Green 79th best in state according to ESPN… wow..

titletownbaby

August 19th, 2013
11:06 am

tyrell tomlin should’ve made the list..ijs

FootballTopFan(c)

August 19th, 2013
12:16 pm

FootballTopFan(c) would like to CONGRATULATE the high school football players selected to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution Super 11 Team !!!

This is a tremendous honor to be the “cream of crop” in Georgia high school football.

We wish you good health, luck and success in your career.