Do you know a HS junior that is being overlooked by colleges?

Do you know any high school juniors that are being overlooked by colleges?

There’s still a couple of weeks to nominate them for the AT&T Georgia Junior Bowl, which has quickly turned into the premier all-star football game for football players out of this state.

The third annual game, which will be held on Dec. 31 in Atlanta, features 90 of the state’s prospects. Around 40 have already been named to the rosters, while organizers will select the final 50 by Oct. 20.

After last year's Junior Bowl, DT Montravius Adams rocketed from a small-town hero to a national 5-star prospect (AJC)

After last year's Junior Bowl, DT Montravius Adams rocketed from a small-town hero to a national 5-star prospect (AJC)

If you play football in Georgia, it’s far more important to be in this game as a junior rather than the Under Armour or U.S. Army national games as a senior. Why is that? Because the Junior Bowl is where many prospects get “discovered” or make a name for themselves nationally while performing in front of the scouts, recruiting media and coaches in attendance – and the colleges that later observe the film from it.

Last year, for example, Milton High School defensive end Carl Lawson arrived with no scholarship offers, had a dominating week of practices, and soon had more than 20 offers and the No, 5 overall national ranking by ESPN. There were questions about the level of competition for Montravius Adams, a defensive tackle from tiny Class A Dooly County High School. Adams also had a big week, and now is ranked by 247sports.com as the nation’s No. 1 DT. There were questions about the size of Norcross High School tailback Alvin Kamara, who won over everybody by looking like the fastest player in pads out of the crowd of college prospects that week. There’s many more stories like that.

What about this year? The Junior Bowl already has named many of the top 2014 prospects to the game, including Liberty County LB Raekwon McMillan, Gainesville QB DeShaun Watson (committed to Clemson), Sandy Creek WR Demarre Kitt (committed to UGA) and Norcross RB Miles Autry.

What about the other 50 spots? If you would like to nominate a junior, go to RisingSeniors.com and click on the player’s tab and then go to “Player’s Nomination.” Or just click here. Fill out the form, and be sure to include a link to the player’s YouTube or Huddl video.

“What we’d really love are nominations for juniors that everybody might not know about right now, but they are very good players,” said RisingSeniors co-founder Joe Burns, the former Georgia Tech and NFL running back.

Clemson-bound QB DeShaun Watson of Gainesville has accepted an invitation to this year's game (AJC)

Clemson-bound QB DeShaun Watson of Gainesville has accepted an invitation to this year's game (AJC)

One particular need this year for the search committee is offensive linemen. “These defensive linemen are so good and so fast, we want to protect the quarterbacks,” Burns said. “We’ve been fortunate to have good offensive linemen every year, and we want to keep it that way. That’s always going to be the hardest position to find.”

The juniors will report to RisingSeniors on Dec. 27 for the four-day event, which is free to each selected participant. All food, lodging and equipment costs are covered by the non-profit organization, which is also seeking out volunteers to help out (contact jburns@risingsenior.com)

Even though it is the premier game to show off the football talent, the juniors have to go through hours of educational seminars each day. “That’s our main goal, for kids to leave the program knowing that life is so much bigger than football,” Burns said.

NOTE: Do you know of a deserving junior? If so, please list his name, high school, position, height, weight, any 2012 stats and why he is deserving below.

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48 comments Add your comment

Trojan Coach

October 9th, 2012
2:00 pm

Duby Nwabi #3 and Blake Wilson #22 Wide Receivers at Lassiter

Would be marquee players at a number of schools. We have 3 D-1 players in the rotation.

Heisenberg

October 9th, 2012
2:50 pm

Second that on Blake Wilson #22. Played emergency QB in a game last year when Printz got hurt and won. Running back, receiver, & even holds for kicks. Dude is a gamer.

Michael Carvell

October 9th, 2012
3:05 pm

Thanks. Can you list height and weight? Along with link to video? Thanks

spEcTatoR

October 9th, 2012
3:05 pm

Devin Randolph #11 ( LB at Dutchtown) 5′11″ 185lbs
Leads henry county in tackles per game and tackles for loss.

Very high motor. EXCELLENT ball hawking skills. Plays sideline to sideline.
Will be a saftey in college.

Robins Demons

October 9th, 2012
3:31 pm

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Robins Demons

October 9th, 2012
3:35 pm

Jermaine Abron #75 from Warner Robins is Guard-Tackle OL Combo he is a beast!

GoBigDog

October 9th, 2012
4:54 pm

Asking for input from internet posters is a nice idea! But I’m not seeing the heights / weights / video links that were asked for. Oh well.

Sportsmommy74

October 9th, 2012
5:42 pm

Sportsmommy74

October 9th, 2012
5:44 pm

Sportsmommy74

October 9th, 2012
5:44 pm

Sportsmommy74

October 9th, 2012
5:45 pm

Sorry about the double post.

Sportsmommy74

October 9th, 2012
5:45 pm

Both of these guys work really hard and deserve to have some recognition for their hard work.

Sportsmommy74

October 9th, 2012
5:47 pm

Another kid is Walden Davis from Peachtree Ridge, he’s a beast running the ball. He’s 6′1 195. I can’t get his HUDL highlights because they are marked as private. However, he played in the Corky Kell and there should be some film out there on him.

Valyboy32

October 9th, 2012
6:22 pm

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Game Changer

October 9th, 2012
6:27 pm

Andrew Johnson McIntosh QB
6′ 180 lbs
4.5 / 40
4.0 GPA

Needs to grow a little taller over the next two two years to remain a QB but is without a doubt one of the most electrifying players with the ball in GA. Andrews passing is very good, Andrews running ability is second to none with tremendous speed and cuts, a natural.

erock5

October 9th, 2012
7:02 pm

Trojan coach…That’s why Printz and his passing numbers are WAY over rated. 10 yard dump pass and its 90 yards for a touchdown. UCLA finally saw that. The QB at North Cobb as a Sophomore is better. .

the king of college football

October 9th, 2012
7:09 pm

Saban will snap up any high school jr he wants

chaz

October 9th, 2012
7:40 pm

Jordan Jean Felix, LB, Lambert High School #5, CB/SS
Chris Laye, TE, Lambert High School 47, TE

T-Rob

October 9th, 2012
8:13 pm

I will agree with Robins Demons that lineman from Warner Robins Jermaine Abron. The kid looks like a D1 prospect now. Tall with long arms, moves very well with quick feet.

Jay212033

October 9th, 2012
8:52 pm

Valdosta High has 3 Juniors that are pretty good.

Darius Sapp, 6′, 290 lb – DT

Malcolm Joseph, 5′11″, 200 lb – RB

Nelson Herring, 5′9″, 170 lb – RB

Trojan94

October 9th, 2012
9:11 pm

Trey chivers #1 RB for carrollton is a gamebreaker!

johnny too good

October 9th, 2012
10:26 pm

2014 Prospect – DT/ NG – #53 Willie Cooper – Beach High Savannah, GA
6’2 260lbs
First 5 games of the 2012 Season
leading tackler, 8 sacks, 3 forced fumbles

Highlights and full game clips can be found on Hudl

http://www.hudl.com/athlete/984884/#highlights/20441374

Dekalb Fan

October 9th, 2012
11:34 pm

Quentin Turner DB Miller Grove 5-11 190. Turner is undenably the best CB in GA that is unknown. He has 4 picks this year. Last year he had 5 [icks and ran 2 back for TDs. After he plays in the game he will be the top rated CB in the sate.

panther

October 10th, 2012
7:55 am

quentin has been nominated by his coach

HS Fan

October 10th, 2012
8:38 am

Woodward Academy
Quincy Wolff #21 DB/RB http://www.hudl.com/athlete/593534/highlights/7734378 2 Int’s for TD’s
Jollyce Myrick #1 RB/CB http://www.hudl.com/athlete/593520/highlights/7792382 @ Int’s, 1 Ko Return for TD 6 TD’s

Marietta fan

October 10th, 2012
10:38 am

Jordan Mathis from Marietta. I don’t have any stats but he is the #1 WR for Anthony Jennings and can also return kicks and play a little QB. They let him throw on the trick plays. He actually had a TD pass to Jennings against Newnan

TheTruth

October 10th, 2012
11:47 am

Jordan Collier from Stone Mountain HS, 3rd year starter on defense. Leads the team in rushing yards (average 9.4 per carry) and second on team in tackles. Plays several positions on defense during games. Versatile player.
DB/LB/RB
5″11
195

BJ Football

October 10th, 2012
12:23 pm

Jay Rogers- Bob Jones High School Madison, AL…. 5-9 215 lbs. 70 rushes for 578 yards and 9 TDs. He has great power and great speed at hitting the hole.

KB

October 10th, 2012
1:17 pm

Johnny Dwight #70, Wilcox County.

KB

October 10th, 2012
1:19 pm

#70 Johnny Dwight, Wilcox County. Did very well against Adams from Dooooley.

Josh

October 10th, 2012
2:25 pm

Keegan McGovern QB Coffee High. 6′3 190lbs and growing still. Runs 4.5/40 has a canon arm but runs wing t offense. already committed to UGA baseball but should be big QB recruit as well. also-
Brandon Rowe WR and Justin Lott OL and Zack Moore LB of Coffee High. Rowe is 6′2 with sub 4.4 speed great ups and hands but wing t offense. Justing Lott is opposite OT of Maverick Morris who are both 6′6 morris is a Clemson commit but Lott is just as good with few offers. Moore is 6′1&1/2 210lbs with good speed currently a miss st commit but needs more looks.

R Wilson

October 10th, 2012
2:42 pm

Jamiro Wanton, #6, Running Back/ Linebacker, Skipstone Academy, 6′2, 210lbs, 4.46/ 40, great speed, soft hands, big hitter, would play Safety or running back next level. He is the hidden gem, no one has talked to him would be a big catch.

Ugadawg

October 10th, 2012
3:17 pm

Andrew Sciara Middle linebacker, Mill creek high school.

Will Jones

October 10th, 2012
3:28 pm

#2 Dajaun Simms 5′9″ 180 lbs RB Forest Park High runs with power, over 500 yds rushing for winless team #8 Brandon Williams LB/TE/RB 205 Leads team in tackles, second leading rusher on team. an leader on team.

Will Jones

October 10th, 2012
3:35 pm

Sorry Brandon Williams 6′2 215 lbs

Decaturbadboys

October 10th, 2012
3:51 pm

#2 William Belcher WR?DB Columbia High School. 3.7 GPA runs the 40 in 4.4 Great knowledge of the game small but exciting player to watch. Leads his team in catches and is a 3 year starter.

DOSTA DAWGS

October 11th, 2012
2:22 am

Anthony Smith #30 – Valdosta High School

6′2
215 lbs
LB
3.8 GPA
Leads team in tackles

Anthony is Valdosta’s starting MLB, and is also the deep snapper. He excels in the classroom with a 3.8 GPA in Honors classes.

RWilson

October 11th, 2012
12:33 pm

Shipstone Academy, in Griffin Ga has three for sure players that would be a benefit to have on your All-Star team.
Jamiro Winton, RB/LB/Safety, 6′2, 210 lbs, runs a 4.46 40. does not give up
Christian Stewart,R/B / L/B, 5′5, 155, runs a 4.6 40, built low to the ground, big hitter
Jamacio Kimble, Rec/CB, 5′6, 135, runs a 4.7 40, great route runner.

Sharkdawg

October 11th, 2012
8:06 pm

Georgia I am a true dawn fan so here is your diamond in the rough from a small school his name is justin artis, this kid is a beast plays running back and defense has excellent size and speed. He attends Anahuac high school in Anahuac ,texas….this is a true diamond in the rough plus an honor roll student ..Justin Artis check him out on youtube running the ball..beast

Gambino

October 15th, 2012
1:11 am

Jordan Ellis TB #1 Peachtree Ridge high school Lawrenceville, Ga 5′11 200 4.5. Always making plays in the run game as well as the pass game. Good pass blocker as well.

Bronc

October 15th, 2012
1:14 pm

Prince Avenue Christian…linebacker..Christian Payne..6′1″ 210..very quick..multiple sacks..also plays TE..multiple receptions excellent blocking skills..4.0 student..

yo mama

October 15th, 2012
2:11 pm

MICHAEL JULIAN
HILTON HEAD HIGH

savannadawg

October 15th, 2012
9:51 pm

There is a kicker at Bryan County High (near Savannah) that my cousin told me about. Says he has GOT to have one of the strongest legs in Georgia High School football, has a attitude when he kicks the ball. He said he is VERY confident when he kicks.

Blue Fan

October 15th, 2012
10:42 pm

Jordan Mathis of Marietta High is a pure athlete. He can do it all. A pure playmaker. He is that guy that you must design plays for as a coach to be sure he gets the touches. Always a threat to break one. Great speed, great hands, and great competitor. He makes it look easy. As a soph he played WR, K, Punt and Punt return, backup QB, K return. This kid is electrifying; no way he can be overlooked. This year he has settled in as the 1 or 2 WR depending on the game plan that night. Also has great returns on kickoff and punts.

carter

October 16th, 2012
12:39 am

Donquell “”Gator”" Green starting QB and DB for Burke Co.

coffec100

October 16th, 2012
10:21 pm

You asked for Juniors. Coffee County WR/DN Brandon Rowe. QB Keegan McGovern. Call there Florida Hall of Fame, 297 win, 7 state championship coach Robbie Pruitt. He can also put you onto some seniors that are committed but being grossly underrecruited. Some teams stand to steal some quality contributers if no one else looks at these young men.

coffec100

October 16th, 2012
10:22 pm

Errot Brandon Roe- WR/DB.

coffec100

October 16th, 2012
10:23 pm

Errot is a new word that means error. And I give up on trying to be a steno.