Ten@10: Sandy Creek gets unexpected gift in transfer Quinteze Williams

THE TEN AT 10:

1. Sandy Creek High School, already undefeated and ranked No. 2 in Class AAA, just got better. The Fighting Patriots (9-0) this week became the unexpected recipient of a possible four-star college football prospect. Quinteze Williams, a 6-foot-5, 250-pound junior, transferred to Sandy Creek from Atlanta’s Westlake High. He enrolled last Friday, started classes on Monday and is expected to play for his new school this Friday against Stockbridge.

“I didn’t know anything about him,” Sandy Creek coach Chip Walker said. “I just knew here was this big, new kid. I asked him the other day if he had any offers and he started rattling off Auburn, Ole Miss, Louisville and Kentucky. I got calls from Notre Dame yesterday and had talks with Tennessee and Georgia already. I had no idea.”

Walker said Williams’ family recently moved into the school district. “I think a job played into it,” Walker said. “I know they liked our school system and our school.  I don’t know if [Williams] is a difference-maker or not but he’s got a chance to help us.”

Initially, Walker has Williams penciled in at tight end and defensive end. But other than possibly goal-line situations he’s not sure how much he’ll be able to play initially.

“He’s got to pick up the terminology and learn the plays and all that,” Walker said. “We’ve seen enough of him to know he’s got a lot of raw talent. How much we’ll be able to use him just depends on how it goes. But he’ll be able to help us.”

2. Meanwhile, Sandy Creek will be getting one of its best players back this week as well. Quarterback Ronnie Bell had to sit out last week’s 10-0 win over Fayette County due to a disciplinary suspension from school. He has since been reinstated to the team and will start this Friday. The Fighting Patriots are 21-3 with Bell as their starting quarterback.

3. By the time he has to pick a college, Eddie Printz Jr., is going to have a good idea what he wants. Just a sophomore at Lassiter, the 6-foot-3, 200-pound quarterback is already being recruited and taking visits. He has already visited Georgia, Clemson, Newberry College and South Carolina. This weekend he’s heading to Auburn, next week he’s at Alabama and he plans to go to Tennessee sometime after that.

Make no mistake about it: For Printz, these are business trips. “When I watch the warmups, I look for a few things,” he said. “The first thing is the players and to see how they talk with the coaches. The next thing I look for when the game is going on is how the coaches work with the players. It has been good because I have been able to watch all of the teams in close games as well as big wins.”

Printz’s father also records all the TV games his schools of interest are playing so they can break down the games later to see which systems may fit him the best.

Printz said he is nowhere close to picking a favorite team. He leads 1,805 yards passing and 16 TD passes. The Trojans play Etowah on Friday.

3. D.J. Hill, a three-star linebacker from Newton High in Covington, committed to Virginia this week, according to several published reports. Hill (6-0, 210) chose the Cavaliers over several offers, including Ole Miss, Southern Miss and Vanderbilt. Hill was on hand in Charlottesville last weekend when Virginia knocked off Miami. More on Hill later.

4. Breshad Perriman, one of the best wide receivers in DeKalb County, recently took a trip to Central Florida and is strongly considering committing to the Knights. This despite also having an offer from Miami, his father’s alma mater.

“There’s a good chance,” Perriman told the Orlando Sentinel in a story this week. “Right now they are [leading] by a good bit.”

Breshad Perriman (6-2, 180) is a senior at Arabia Mountain High. He has also attended school at Heritage and M.L. King. He is the son of former Hurricanes and NFL star receiver Brett Perriman. Brett Perriman had more than 6,000 yards receiving while playing for the Saints, Lions, Chiefs, and Dolphins from 1988-97.

5. Quayvon Hicks, a 6-foot-2, 252-pound junior defensive line at Pierce County, picked up his second college offer from Miami this week, according to Chad Simmons of Scout.com. Tennessee was Hicks’ first offer. Here’s some video.

6. After landing a commitment from five-star offensive tackle Brandon Shell this week and as one of the leaders for defensive end Jadeveon Clowney, arguably the No. 1 prospect in America, South Carolina is clearly one of the hottest teams in the South recruiting wise. Now the Gamecocks are suddenly in it for a Notre Dame commitment.

DE Ben Councell (6-5 230) of Asheville, N.C., has been committed to the Irish since June. But according to PalmettoSports.com, Councell made an unofficial visit to South Carolina for the Tennessee game. And now he’s reconsidering his option. “He’s still committed to Notre Dame but wants to make sure and cover all his bases,” his coach, Steve Laws, told PalmettoSports. “South Carolina is the other school he likes a lot. He’s trying to make a decision on if he’s still committed to Notre Dame.”

7. Some more sad news North Carolina powerhouse Butler High. The Bulldogs’ star running back Deion Walker was charged in a fatal car accident that took the life of a 51-year-old motorcycle rider. Walker, who had 23 touchdowns this year, was charged with death by vehicle and driving without a license. Walker, a three-star prospect who was being evaluated by Georgia Tech, quit the football team this week while he deals with the tragedy.

Butler is where Georgia commitment Christian LeMay starred as a junior last season. The quarterback quit the team rather than face a month-long suspension for a violation of the school system’s code of conduct and is completing his high school coursework privately.

8. Antonio Richardson, the top prospect in Tennessee and one of Georgia’s offensive line targets, recently transferred from Ensworth School to Pearl-Cohn High, according to this story in the Nashville Tennessean. He will be ineligble to play football anymore due to TSSAA transfer rules. The 6-foot-6, 307-pound lineman has offers from more than 30 schools, including Tennessee and Alabama. The hope is that Richardson can improve his grade-point average in order to be eligible for college, his father told The Tennessean.

9. Milton High four-star shooting guard Dai-Jon Parker will announce his choice Friday night at 9:30 p.m live on something called CourtCred.com. The 6-foot-3 athlete, who once was a college football prospect as a wide receiver, could end up anywhere in the continental United States. He will choose between Georgia, Oklahoma State, Oregon State, Rhode Island and Vanderbilt.

10. THIS & THAT: Union Grove DB D.J. White added an offer from Auburn to the ones he had from Georgia Tech, Oklahoma and Virginia Tech, according to Scout.com. . . . Junior running back Kenno Loyal of Columbia HS will visit UGA on Saturday, Scout reports. . . . Harris County junior DE Jordan Jenkins will be at Florida State on Saturday, according to Scout.

68 comments Add your comment

Victorious Sakrete

November 4th, 2010
10:12 am

Tell Barnbreath he is a pantywaist. He is also a waste of good air.

RambleOn84

November 4th, 2010
10:16 am

We hit and run this state, with red underwear in our pocket

November 4th, 2010
10:18 am

It’s nice to see the $750,000 Todd Grantham got was well spent. Shutout Vandy to make your stats look good, but can’t stop even bad offenses like FL & CO. Intensity and class aren’t mutually exclusive, like Mark Richt thinks. Grantham is the right coach for Richt’s thugs, they’ll run it up against Idaho State and lay down like dogs to Auburn, it’s who they are, the Fulmer Cup, 4-5, Damon Evans, 3 – 18, Todd Grantham, this is a team only a redneck dropout could love.

Nate

November 4th, 2010
10:19 am

Chip, whats the deal. You just teasing us with the first six?

Nate

November 4th, 2010
10:21 am

Hey thanks for making a rambling wreck retarded post on a recruiting page that has nothing to do with anything you wrote. I love it make useless posts. Thanks a lot.

RxDawg

November 4th, 2010
10:30 am

To the troll, if you want to get technical Georgia hasn’t “layed down” against anyone all year. All of our loses were close games.

Mtn Dawg

November 4th, 2010
10:30 am

None of these star recruits coming to Athens? Dang. We need to hit the recruiting trail a little harder.

um no

November 4th, 2010
10:45 am

none of these are actually star recruits.

ryan

November 4th, 2010
11:08 am

Hey chip glad see you talk about recruiting again i know you have to report those negative stories but this is relief

GStateBen

November 4th, 2010
11:11 am

Not shocked that Miami can’t close even a legacy. Great write up by my friends at Tomahawk Nation why Miami is sliding into irrelevance and why Florida State is thriving because of it:

http://www.tomahawknation.com/2010/11/1/1746096/reality-check-canes-unwilling-to-compete-at-highest-level

weatherdawg

November 4th, 2010
11:13 am

“We hit and run this state, with red underwear in our pocket”—- We understand that your elevator does not quite make it to the top floor, but could you spare us your mindless drivel?

Axlrodes

November 4th, 2010
11:13 am

i think you hit ’send’ a little prematurely.

i would tell you to think about ‘football’ to help avoid it from happening, but i don’t think that would actually help.

D.Elliott

November 4th, 2010
11:20 am

Chip, Georgia graduates their top 2 fullbacks this year and hasn’t recruited any the last few years including this year.What gives?Is it a change in offensive philosophy?

Tosh.No

November 4th, 2010
11:30 am

Lol – Don’t get waxed by V Tech tonight Bugs, they couldn’t even beat James Madison or Dolly Madison or something.

ryan

November 4th, 2010
11:30 am

I hope UGA will offer Kenno Loyal i heard this guy is the real deal i know we are focused on Crowell but we have to have plan b just in case .

ATL XMAN

November 4th, 2010
11:41 am

d.elliott. i know Alexander Olgetree is a fullback and seems very good but UGA has about 4 or so guys coming back at the fullback spot next year. most of them will need to add about 10 to 15 pounds which is easy to do in college sports in 1 year. no worries from the fullback spot. UGA has it covered and they always will since they run a pro style offense

LagDawg

November 4th, 2010
11:49 am

The Dogs need to start offering somebody. Where I’m looking, we are already behind in offering players for the 2012 season. That’s is another reason we keep losing out on the big time players. Seems like we are a day late and a couple of dollars short when it comes to getting the jump on recruiting. We need to stockpile top RBs because our cupboard is empty. We still don’t have a RB commitment for the 2011 campaign and we are holding our breaths on Crowell and he might not come here. We need to do a better job in pursuing top athletes and getting them locked in. We all no that none of that really matters until NSD, but it’s still nice to know if we can get early verbals to boost our recruiting effort. The state of the UGA program needs to be reevaluated from the Strength and Conditioning coach to the offensive staff to the Recruiting Coordinator. People are nice but, that doesn’t bring in top recruits or win National Championships.

1eyedJack

November 4th, 2010
11:57 am

ryan, I beleive Kenno Loyal is a 2012 prospect. We can recruit him for plan B if the big Jones kid doesn’t sign with us next year.

Matthews Dawg

November 4th, 2010
12:18 pm

LagDawg… Don’t worry we are offering others. We get so many early recruits that as signing day gets closer you don’t hear much from UGA. Personally, I don’t think they should be allowed to offer Jr’s until late spring of their Jr year anyway. Just my 2 cents. We are doing fine and there are enough people on here that have an inside track on what’s going on in recruiting. Chip, you do a great job in keeping us all up to date on the recruiting front. Thanks and Go Dawgs

ryan

November 4th, 2010
12:22 pm

1eyedjack your right Matt Jones is UGA’s to loose it looks good for us to get Crowell if Richt stays there should be a plan b for 2011 because we have no depth at RB .

NewnanDawg

November 4th, 2010
12:26 pm

Looks to me like Georgia has been laying the groundwork for a great class. You have to look at the timing of the commitments and the targets that are left. UGA got early commitments from their targets that made their choices early. Now they are looking at 2012 and beyond as well as some potential last minute offers, while keeping in contact with 2011 recruits that do not plan to make any announcement until an All American game or beyond. When you target a lot of 4 and 5 star recruits, a lull at this time in actual commitments is perfectly normal. No worries.

Go Dawgs!

ryan

November 4th, 2010
12:40 pm

Thanks Matthews Dawg and NewnanDawg yea Richt has done a much better job this year in instate recruiting than last year if we play decent against Auburn and Tech just might be enough . GO DAWGS !

Chip Towers

November 4th, 2010
1:05 pm

D.Elliott: I agree that Georgia could probably use a fullback in this class. But remember, in addition to freshman Zander Ogletree (5-10, 210), the Bulldogs moved Charles White (6-1, 222) from linebacker to fullback and they really like junior Josh Sailors (5-9, 232), a former walkon who was awarded a scholarship late this past summer. And tailback Ken “Boo” Malcome (6-0, 220) could probably play the position. They rarely play more than two a game, so it’s not a big priority. But I’d think they sign a great one if one was available.

Barb

November 4th, 2010
1:17 pm

Good article Chip, but you cant fool me:
#9 was the same exact post as your ten @ ten on Tuesday!

Vick=Dog killing Thug

November 4th, 2010
1:29 pm

Any thoughts on the bugs game tonight? I may actually watch them play??? Wait,,, must be a high school game on or Classic Football. Scratch that….

UGA Insider

November 4th, 2010
1:35 pm

I have predicted for years that USCe is a sleeping giant If they somehow get to Atlanta look for that game to blow the lid off of the program. I could see USCe going on a 3 or 4 year run as SEC East champs. Spurrier is about to earn his money.

Chip Towers

November 4th, 2010
1:35 pm

Barb: You got me! Wasn’t trying to fool anybody but probably should have tweaked that at least a little. Really quiet on recruiting front lately. Should crank up end of this month.

MHC TIGER

November 4th, 2010
1:52 pm

transferred to Sandy Creek from Atlanta’s Westlake High. He enrolled last Friday, started classes on Monday and is expected to play for his new school this Friday against Stockbridge.

Whaaaat? Thats legal? LOL wow only in Georgia! LOL 6′5″ 250!! &%$#&*($#!!^)%

We hit and run this state, with red underwear in our pocket

November 4th, 2010
2:00 pm

Being a Florida grad, I watched this years game again last night on cbs sports, guess which team won?
Talk your excuses and trash to Tech, Vandy and Idaho State, but don’t bring it here. Or, to Tennessee haven’t they owned you for 20 years and all time? Or, Alabama, or LSU, or ………….

naganole

November 4th, 2010
2:23 pm

Buzz RB for everyone to keep an eye out for in 2012 is T.J. Yeldon our of Daphne, AL. Look at the film on this kid. WOW. 6′2, 205, runs a 4.4 40. Would be a great addition for us to add to Delmarick Pender (5* lock, Nole commit) in the ‘12 class…

True DAWG fan

November 4th, 2010
2:23 pm

You flunk and fall on you face with red underwear in your pocket….stick to what you know….Oh wait you don’t know jack s#$t!!

ryan

November 4th, 2010
2:31 pm

If Spurrier makes to the Dome and wins he will retire he just can’t do it much longer but if he looses to Florida and misses out on Dome he may stay 2 more years because he wants to beat his old team bad on go out on a high note.

GT Sambo

November 4th, 2010
2:32 pm

naganole, so what happens now in the Atlantic? Can NC State close the deal and make it to Charlotte (I am of course assuming that Maryland is not legit and will lose at least two of their last four). Just curious what you think happens (not necessarily what you want to happen, I think I can figure that out :) )

naganole

November 4th, 2010
2:44 pm

@GT Sambo Doubtful. They still play @Clemson this week and @UNC. Vegas has them as dogs in both. We’re favored in every game left on our schedule. They could, but NC State plays much worse on the road (see:ECU game lol)

naganole

November 4th, 2010
2:45 pm

@ryan Spurrier isn’t going anywhere. USCe is stacked, and this ‘11 class might be his best class ever, including any class he ever pulled at UF. 3 years at least…

Knows Football

November 4th, 2010
2:47 pm

Hey Chip Ronnie Bell from sandy creek is 23-1 as a starter hey mhc tiger VERY LEAGAL we are 9-0 you thing we need to take that kind of risk

GT Sambo

November 4th, 2010
2:52 pm

Chip or anybody else,
I saw this quote in a write-up about Hakeem Flowers regarding GT
“the coaches told me that they are not allowing any official visits for all recruits for the entire month of November, but that they’ll pick it back up again in December.”

Curious, is that just a timing thing where they are busy with season and they expect that most of the HS kids are busy with their seasons as well? Are other schools doing similar things as well?

JB

November 4th, 2010
2:54 pm

Not much Chatter about Dawgs…..After last years small class, players kicked off team and big senior class leaving, Dawgs ought to sign 28, the Max…..I think we have room for 12, maybe 14 spots open…..WHERES the beef ?

GT Sambo

November 4th, 2010
2:54 pm

naganole, I think you are probably right, but anything can happen. I actually find it hilarious when the ESPN guys talk about the ACC “wheel of destiny” mostly because its so true.

ryan

November 4th, 2010
2:56 pm

naganole i said if he makes to the Dome and wins he may retire i said if he may have 2 or 3 more years in him to coach if wants to coach for a long time its his decision i am just stating an opinion .

dawgster

November 4th, 2010
2:58 pm

Matthews Dawg…i agree, wish there was a rule about when an offer could be made…seems like we are offering them out of middle school now…NewnanDawg…good point, the dawgs are doing just as you said…they pretty much know how this class is going to finish out…which means there may be a silent commit from a couple…they are working hard on closing out strong with this class and i think we all know who the main targets are…but they are in good shape for the 2012 class early on…also of note….i don’t care much for allowing these high school kids to transfer in season to another school, i know there may be some circumstances where this would have to be allowed, but i just don’t like it, it opens up to many opportunities for some unethical practices…i remember back in the day my family moved to the other side of the county, no big deal right, wrong, i was practicing with the basketball team at the time, when our principle informed me that due to georgia high school rules i would not be able to play even though we had moved across county…i had to sit out that year…i know the rules have changed alot since that time, but it still doesn’t sit well with me as i see kids transferiing, parents getting apartments in certain counties but their home is still located somewhere else…i guess what i’m saying is that people are able to get around some of the rules regarding transferring….just so i set the record strainght, i’m not saying this was the case with the young man mentioned in the article above…i just think it opens up alot of practices that get around the rules at times…

Les W. Moore

November 4th, 2010
3:06 pm

Okay mutt fans. Pick the one that doesn’t belong: Georgia, Clemson, Newberry College, South Carolina, Auburn, Alabama, and Tennessee.

Be careful. You might not know enough about the Wolves.

naganole

November 4th, 2010
3:12 pm

@ryan I’m just stating my opinion, bro. Not calling you wrong. Who knows, maybe he starts having esophageal spasms and retires, then unretires, then leads his program to the gutter…

naganole

November 4th, 2010
3:13 pm

@GT Sambo GT finds it’s destiny tonight. Good luck, man…

ryan

November 4th, 2010
3:23 pm

Les W. Moore its about recruiting to day we are not going fall in your trap go some were else .

MHC TIGER

November 4th, 2010
3:31 pm

Knows Football…The mighty get mightier. I’ll tell my son to wear his rib protector! LOL

We are gonna strap them helmets on and hopefully play as well as we did last week. Might surprise you folks. The brats will be simmering Boston style at 5pm. look for the smoke to the right side of the entrance and come and enjoy one! LOL

so did this kid play for westlake at all this year? If he didnt I can understand that rule but if he played say last week for westlake he shouldnt be elligible for another team. Thats a** backward! No wonder there are so many recruiting issues and infractions.

GT Sambo

November 4th, 2010
4:00 pm

naganole, thanks for the vote of confidence for the men from Georgia Tech. Wish I could say I was confident about this game. Weather looks like it could be an issue, otherwise I would be sure that this would be a shootout. Because I don’t think we can stop them, and I don’t think they can stop us.

Counting troubles

November 4th, 2010
4:03 pm

Its okay that #9 is a repeat because there are two number 3’s….

Dawgy Style

November 4th, 2010
4:24 pm

It’s amazing how immature some people can be on a RECRUTING BLOG! Really? Some of you need to get a life. Your social skills are suffering. You know who I’m talking too.

Chip,

Why do you let immature “adults” post negative/irrational comments that have absolutely nothing to do with the article? If I were you, I would ban these losers. Otherwise you are going to lose the loyal readers who actually care about recruiting. Just some food for thought.

dawgster

November 4th, 2010
4:48 pm

naganole…any info on who Yeldon’s leader is or is it too early right now…haven’t heard that much about him, is he kind of flying under the radar right now…i’m ;sure Bama is on him…