State championship QB compared to former UGA QB David Greene … sets up SEC visit

QB Nick Schuessler, who led Grayson High School to the Class AAAAA state championship and who his coach compares to former UGA QB David Greene, has set up an official visit  with Mississippi State for Jan. 27.

Mississippi State contacted Schuessler on Tuesday after JC QB Bo Wallace committed to Ole Miss over Mississippi State. The 6-foot-4, 190-pound Schuessler has an offer from Middle Tennessee State, where he will visit this weekend.

“Mississippi State said I was the No. 1 QB on their board, but that they favored [Wallace] because he was a JC guy who could enroll early and that’s what they needed,” Schuessler said. “They didn’t mention an offer. They just said to get out here on your visit and we’ll see what happens.”

Grayson coach Mickey Conn compares Schuessler to the former UGA QB because his tall and athletic build, the style he manages the offense, the way he plays under pressure, and his ability to win big games. Conn was an assistant at South Gwinnett High School when Greene played there.

As a senior, Schuessler completed 121 of 181 passes for 1,753 yards and 19 touchdowns.

Here’s updates on other members of 2011 state champs:

  • OL Fred Zerblis (6-3, 300) has offers from Colorado State, Middle Tennessee State and Western Kentucky
  • OL Garrett Gorringe (6-5, 290) has offers from New Mexico and Georgia State
  • OL Harris Cesko (6-5, 280) has offers from Coastal Carolina and Lehigh
  • RB Devin Gillespie (5-11, 190) has offers from Air Force and South Dakota State
  • WR Callen Hightower (5-10, 180) has offers from Murray State and Valdosta State
  • DL Sebastian Rice (6-5, 280) has offers from Georgia State and Furman

OTHER RECRUITING LINKS

– By Michael Carvell, AJC Recruiting Blog

Got an item? mcarvell@ajc.com

Got an item? mcarvell@ajc.com

Note: Inappropriate BLOG comments and personal attacks will NOT be tolerated. We love the lively discussions but hate-filled, harassing and irresponsible comments are unacceptable.

Please Follow me on Twitter @RecruitingAJC + Please be my Facebook friend here

15 comments Add your comment

GT Man

January 11th, 2012
4:07 pm

Really surprised Paul Johnson hasnt offered these kids, after all, Furman, Murray State, Lehigh and Coastal Carolina are chasing. PJ says we dont need a kicker, thats why 3 tops ones chose other schools. He’d rather have someone miss Field Goals and have kickoffs run back to make game more exciting.

Bean Counter

January 11th, 2012
4:36 pm

Michael, check your notes on Zerblis. We weighs more than 200 pounds.

Paddy

January 11th, 2012
4:59 pm

Bean Counter……that is a typical bean counter comment. Your numbers must be wrong!

bitter air jordans for 2-fittie a pair

January 11th, 2012
7:53 pm

miss st a good fit———-recruits you never no what will happen—bay-bay at tech–2 star—

—————now denver branco

david pollack—3 star fullback– 1 round draft pick

crowell———–5 star dope smoker—————–you just never—-well its a guess,— really

NewnanRxDawg

January 11th, 2012
10:28 pm

This guy isn’t going to blow anyone away with his arm. but he’s got a good head on his shoulders and knows the game. He wasn’t asked to much at Grayson (a running team), but when he was asked to run the 2- minute or when they needed a score(rarely) he produced. His game winning drive against colquitt comes to mind.

NewnanRxDawg

January 11th, 2012
10:28 pm

This guy isn’t going to blow anyone away with his arm. but he’s got a good head on his shoulders and knows the game. He wasn’t asked to much at Grayson (a running team), but when he was asked to run the 2- minute or when they needed a score(rarely) he produced. His game winning drive against colquitt comes to mind.

[...] State championship QB compared to former UGA QB David Greene sets up SEC visit [...]

[...] State championship QB compared to former UGA QB David Greene sets up SEC visit [...]

Sciedlike

January 12th, 2012
9:06 am

gomdawg

January 12th, 2012
10:04 am

Tomlinson look like a very good QB, Good Luck

rbositc218

January 12th, 2012
12:17 pm

I thought •OL Garrett Gorringe and •DL Sebastian Rice were both committed to Georgia State. What happened?

SEC Fans for Richt

January 12th, 2012
1:13 pm

Compared to David Greene? He must be slow, pasty white and with a weak arm. Not really the comparison you want is it?

slick

January 12th, 2012
7:57 pm

Compared to David Greene? He must be slow, pasty white and with a weak arm. Not really the comparison you want is it?

And by the end of his senior year had won more college football games than anybody, ever. Just saying.

No hate

January 12th, 2012
10:23 pm

C’mon he isn’t d1 worthy.

[...] State championship QB compared to former UGA QB David Greene sets up SEC visit [...]