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 Scout.com. “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.