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.