Georgia commit Alec Ogletree does it all for Newnan

For the most part it has been a quiet season for AJC Super 11 safety Alec Ogletree. But the 6-foot-3, 215-pound Georgia commitment made a lot of noise Friday night in Newnan’s biggest game of the season.

Ogletree was all over the field on both sides of the ball in the Cougars’ impressive 20-0 win over their region rivals. Ogletree had three catches for 92 yards on offense, including a 79-yard reception on the first possession of the game to set up the opening score. On defense, Ogletree had eight tackles, including three “hammers,” the terminology Newnan uses for jaw-jarring takedowns. He also had an interception that he returned for about 30 yards or so.

“It was probably the best game I’ve had this year,” said Ogletree, a five-star prospect who is considered the No. 2 safety in the country by “I was already pumped up when I got there. Then I looked up in the stands and saw all these signs saying stuff like, ‘Ogletree is a peon.’ So I was pretty motivated. Big-time players are supposed to make big-time plays.”

Ogletree’s twin brother Zander Ogletree also had a big night. The middle linebacker intercepted a pass and returned it to inches from the  goal line and scored a touchdown on a swing pass on offense.

Here are some other top performances from prospects over the weekend:

QB Hutson Mason, Lassiter: Mason set the state single-game passing record for yards with 545 on 32-of-45 passing in a 56-32 win over Milton. Mason told me Monday Mississippi State and Tennessee have asked for video, South Carolina is asking him to come on a visit and Arkansas and Georgia Tech has called. To date, Western Michigan and Eastern Michigan have been the only firm Football Bowl Division (D-1) offers for the 6-0foot, quarterback.

RB Storm Johnson, Loganville: One of the state’s top uncommitted tailbacks, Johnson piled up 278 yards on 36 rushes and scored four touchdowns but was stopped on a two-point coversion attempt in overtime as the Red Devils fell to Apalachee 42-41.

RB Ean “Pinball” Pemberton, Grayson: The fire-plug running back had 74 yards on 10 carries to go over the 4,000-yard career rushing mark for his career. He now has 4,031.

RB Ken Malcome, Southwest DeKalb: The Georgia commitment rushed for 141 yards and two touchdowns in a 35-7 win over Lithonia.

RB Raymond Sanders, Stephenson: The Kentucky commitment rushed for 135 yards and 2 TDs in a nationally-televised, 20-0 win over Region 2-AAAAA rival M.L King.

RB Mack Brown, M.L. King: The Florida commitment had 103 yard rushing for M.L. King, which was most of his team’s total offense.

RB Rajion Neal, Sandy Creek: The Mississippi State commitment scored the 20th and 21st touchdowns of the season in a 31-7 win over Fayette County.

RB Jonathan Jackson, Warner Robins: Rushed for 204 yards and 4 TDs in a 49-0 win over Houston County.

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October 19th, 2009
4:21 pm

Ready to see him between the hedges next year.



October 19th, 2009
4:41 pm

It looked at times that Mack Brown was having to be a one man team out there. Although they had a rough outing, I really liked the effort and some of the power he displayed.


October 19th, 2009
4:42 pm

Can’t wait for him to get to Athens! Ogletree, Rambo, Smith and Boykin will be a heck of a defensive backfield!


October 19th, 2009
4:44 pm

6-3, 215, He has not even stopped growing. I wonder if he will stay as a DB? If so we finally get the Thomas Davis/Greg Blue headhunter we have been wanting.


October 19th, 2009
4:48 pm

It’s surprising that Mack Brown did as well as he did. The O Line for MLK was out matched by the defensive front of Stephenson all night. Those boys can play some hard nosed D! Raymond Sanders seemed to be the most impresive RB on the field Friday night. UK has a real threat coming in, that is if another school doesn’t come in and offer based on Friday night’s game.
Still hoping for Thornton at UGA!
Also looks like UGA needs to offer Zander a scholarship. We will need the help when Rennie Curran leaves!

crazy dawg

October 19th, 2009
8:14 pm

I agree with dawg lets go ahead and offer zander a scholarship we need som linebackers who want to play. There no reason to risk another Brinkley problem occuring where we only offered Jasper and not Casper and lost both of them to the Gamecocks


October 19th, 2009
8:32 pm

I agree, go ahead and give Zander an invite as well. Problem is, if you do that then you can automatically strike one of the “hopefuls” off the list. Not enough schollys left….


October 19th, 2009
9:13 pm

Give Zander the offer…he is a hard nosed, 4 star recruit and he and his brother play well together…why not? If we are waiting around on Jeff Luc, we might be waiting for a whiff!!! His Treasure coast Teammate Deon Rogers is the only commit we have who has given us a “soft verbal” rather than a solid! We need all the Defensive Talent Willie Martinez can Squander!!lol
Mac Brown’s stock is dropping very fast….His junior year luster is wearing off…He can’t break tackles and he bought into Urban Meyer’s garbage…Ken Malcome is a beast

Chip Towers

October 19th, 2009
9:35 pm

I think I’m gonna have to agree with Dawg and disagree with bkbroila on Mack Brown. I thought he played like a real warrior Friday night and really got about as much of that as you could imagine. I don’t know if you could tell on TV but Mike Thornton and company were blowing up that MLK line. I was critical of Mack not breaking a lot of tackles against Southwest DeKalb, too, but again, he wasn’t getting much in the way of blocking against another very good defensive front. Plus, he’s playing with a couple of bad hammies. Switch it around and put Mack behind that Stephenson line and I think you’d really see something.

BigMike Said...........................

October 20th, 2009
12:16 am

Georgia coaches, A little advice, stop finding all these athletes, and find some”football” players! Zander Ogletree is a football player. Didn’t taking a chance on Rennie Curran pay dividends?

jag count

October 20th, 2009
6:20 am

Desert Dawg

October 20th, 2009
6:42 am

Looks like we might have some more scholarships to offer with Robey’s commitment waivering. I agree with most and think UGA should offer Zander. He seems to be a real ball player a la Rennie Curran. UGA also needs to work hard on James now that Benedict has gone down.

Desert Dawg

October 20th, 2009
7:49 am

I’m also curious to know what they will do about Benedict? I know UGA will not rescind his scholarship offer, but is there some kind of exemption they can get because he will be out all of next year and maybe the year after that?

Chip Towers

October 20th, 2009
10:31 am

Desert Dawg: No, there is no exemption or anything Georgia would get since Benedict would be out all next season. But the Bulldogs have a longstanding reputation to stand by recruits that have gotten injured, going all the way back to Kevin Butler, who badly injured a leg his senior season at Redan High School. The good news is Benedict would likely get a sixth year of eligibility if he were to be seriously injured while at Georgia since it will be for medical reasons that he’s redshirted next season.

Real football fan

October 20th, 2009
1:36 pm

Mlks line is not that bad , the play calling was horrible for Mlk .Why would you run most of your plays to the heart of stephensons defense . The best back in the state never got to test stephenson outside containment or db’s. Mlk has some of the best talent in the state but u can only do what u are told to do.Raymond sanders is a good back but all of his plays built around the deception of the wing T. Mack Brown still best back in the state.

HS Fan

October 20th, 2009
3:21 pm

Chip – I believe you have some roots in Calhoun which has 5 or 6 D-1 Seniors and some impressive Jrs and Soph like the WR Palmer and the kicker. Show some love and highlight some from this outstanding team.


October 20th, 2009
6:01 pm

UGA needs to recruit linemen for both sides of the ball and do that for two or three years running. We always seem to get the itty, bity corners and I sure hope that Nicky Robey signs with UT and we can watch him at 5′6″ grapple with 6′4″ AJ and Marvelous Marvin Brown for two or three years.

I for one, am sick of itty, bitty corners. The W Martinez continuing legacy.

This Newnan young man at 6′3 is where it is with D backs.

UGA, class of 73


October 20th, 2009
9:51 pm

All I can say Shards1967, is itty bitty corners who run sub 4.4 fortys and are as athletic as Robey are always welcome on my team.