Preview of the Georgia’s top college prospects for 2014

Around 100 of the state top high school juniors are on display in the 2012 RisingSeniors.com all-star football game. Practices kick off on Friday, and Monday’s game will be at 1 p.m. at Grady High School (Tickets are still available for $15 in advance here and it will be broadcast on ESPN3 here).

The headliners for this year’s game are Liberty County LB Raekwon McMillan, who has 50 early scholarship offers and is a frontrunner to be the state’s top prospect for 2014, and Gainesville QB Deshaun Watson, who has already broken nearly every major one of the state’s passing records and is committed to Clemson.

Here’s a look at the rosters, along with juniors claiming early offers:

EASTSIDE

  • Alex Cason, Valdosta, WR 6′3″185
  • *Allen Artis, Wheeler, safety, 6-0, 195: North Carolina (Note: Not playing due to injury)
  • Antavis Rowe, Washington WR/DB 5′10″165
  • Bryce Grauss, Alpharetta LB 5′11″190
  • *Bryce Lewis, Parkview S 6-1, 175: Vanderbilt and Georgia State.
  • *Bryson Allen-Williams, Cedar Grove, DE, 6-2, 215: 17 offers, including UGA, Florida, South Carolina, UCLA, Washington, North Carolina and USC.
  • Caleb Samuel, Stratford Academy, DE 6′5″255
  • Cameron Albright, North Cobb S 6′2″207
  • Casey Wilson, St. Pius X LS 6′2″200
  • Char Merine, Valwood , S, 5′10″185
  • *Christian Harris, Collins Hill, OT, 6-5, 266: Ohio
  • *Coray Keel, South Gwinnett, WR, 6-3, 195: Troy
  • *Cortez McDowell, Locust Grove, safety, 6-1, 200: UGA, North Carolina, Vanderbilt and Mississippi State.
  • Dallas Rivers, Tucker RB 6′1″196
  • Daniel Clements, Alpharetta WR 5′11″160
  • *Dante Sawyer, North Gwinnett, DE, 6-3, 263: North Carolina, UCLA and Ohio State.
  • Dennis Edwards, South Gwinnett C/OG 6′2″305
  • *DeShaun Watson, Gainesville QB, 6-4, 200: Committed to Clemson, but also reviewing offers from Ohio State, FSU, Auburn, Tennessee, LSU, Oregon and USC.
  • Detric Dukes, Tucker LB 6′1″ 225
  • Donnie Foster, Savannah Christian Preparatory SchoolCenter, Guard 6′4″ 300
  • *Donquell Green, Burke County QB-ATH, 5-9, 160: North Carolina
  • *Elijah Staley, Wheeler, QB, 6-7, 215: Vanderbilt
  • *Elisha Shaw, Tucker, DT, 6-6, 295: UGA, Alabama, Florida State and Ohio State
  • JaQuan Simpkins, Norcross DB/WR 5′11″167
  • *Jeremy Patterson, Wayne County, DT, 6-4, 285: Clemson
  • Jordan Harris, Stephenson , OT 6′6″260
  • Josh Brown, Brookwood RB 5′9″185
  • *Kalvaraz Bessent, Camden County CB 6′1″185: UNC, Ole Miss and Ohio State.
  • *Kendall Baker, Marist, OT-DT, 6-5, 270: FSU, Vanderbilt, Washington and Tennessee.
  • *Kendarius Webster, Stockbridge, DB, 6-0, 185: Mississippi State
  • *Kevin Mouhon, Norcross, MLB, 6-1, 215: Penn State, FSU, Tennessee, Nebraska, Oklahoma State, Wake Forest and Georgia Tech
  • *Milan Richard, Calvary Day School, TE, 6-3, 230: UGA, Clemson, South Carolina, NC State, Georgia Tech, UCLA, Tennessee, Ole Miss, Mississippi State and Vanderbilt.
  • Montre Merritt, Ware County FB 6′0″220
  • *Myles Autry, Norcross, RB, 5-11, 170: 18 offers, including Georgia Tech, UGA, Oklahoma, Florida, FSU, Oklahoma State (Not playing due to injury).
  • Nate Brown, North Gwinnett , WR 6′3″205
  • *Nick Glass, Peachtree Ridge, safety, 6-2, 203: Committed to UGA while also considering offers from Ohio State, Auburn, Clemson, Tennessee, UCLA, Vanderbilt and Ole Miss.
  • *Nick Ruffin, St. Pius, CB, 6-1, 185: LSU, Florida State, Georgia Tech, Mississippi State, Ole Miss, Tennessee, Vanderbilt, UNC, and South Carolina.
  • *Raekwon McMillan, Liberty County, LB, 6-2, 249: 50 offers, including Alabama, UGA, Michigan, Oregon, Clemson, Miami, Ohio State and Nebraska.
  • Sedrick Palmer, Henry County RB 5′10″205
  • *Stanley Williams, George Walton Academy, RB, 5-9, 192: Committed to UGA while also considering offers from Clemson, Georgia Tech, Auburn, South Carolina, Tennessee, Notre Dame, Florida and FSU.
  • *Stanton Truitt, Monroe Area, ATH, 5-10, 175: Arizona State
  • Terrone Prescod, Columbia OT 6′4″310
  • Tevin Waller, Morgan County DE 6′1″280
  • Thomas O’leary St Pius X Catholic K/P5′11″180
  • Torrez Wentz, Warren County DT 6′2″280
  • Trayvon Williams, Camden County OT/OG 6′3″306
  • Trent Jenkins, Norcross OL 6′4″310
  • *Ty Tomlin, Marietta, LB, 6-0, 220: Minnesota, UNC and Missouri.
  • Tyler Harris, Pierce County QB 6′3″212
  • Tyler Jones, Stephenson Left Tackle, DL 6′4″270
  • Willie Cooper, A.E Beach , DT, NG, G 6′1″260

WEST

  • *Adam Choice, Thomas County Central, RB, 5-10, 195: UGA, Georgia Tech, Florida and Ole Miss.
  • AJ Wells, Marion County, K/P 6′1″ 190
  • *Andrew Marshall, West Forsyth, OC, 6-4, 260: South Carolina
  • *Andrew Williams, Eagles Landing Christian Academy, DE, 6-4, 240: USC, Clemson, Florida, Ohio State, Notre Dame and FSU.
  • Brooks Barden, Cartersville, QB, 6′3″, 200
  • Bryson Durden, Eagles Landing Christian Academy, CB, 5′11″, 175
  • Cameron Jackson, Creekside, CB, 5′11″ ,175
  • Charles Stafford, Monroe, QB, 6′3″, 207
  • Chavis Dickey, Peach County, OT, 6′4″, 300
  • *Chris Laye, Lambert, TE, 6-5, 240: Virginia, Vanderbilt and Boston College.
  • *Chris Williams, Sandy Creek, DT, 6-1, 283: Ole Miss and Texas A&M.
  • *Christopher Murphy, Lassiter, CB, 5-10, 180: UNC, Vanderbilt, Purdue and Virginia.
  • Cole Cook, Carrollton, TE, 6′6″, 230
  • Cole Garvin, Sandy Creek, QB 6′1″ 195
  • Corey Holloway, Eagles’s Landing, RB 5′11″ 195
  • Demarquis Gates, Lovejoy, LB 6′2″ 215
  • *Demarre Kitt, Sandy Creek, WR, 6-1, 195: 24 offers, led by Clemson, Ohio State, Oregon, USC and UGA.
  • Derrick Herring Brooks County WR 5′11″ 160
  • *DJ Smith, Walton CB, Walton, 6-0, 182: Nine offers, led by UGA and Florida.
  • Donnell Greene, Kell DT/OG 6′5″ 280
  • *Dontavius Russell, Carrollton, DT, 6-3, 300: Florida and Georgia Tech.
  • Ed Curney, Creekside, LB, 5-11, 210: Virginia Tech.
  • *Elliot Berry, Creekside, ATH, 5-11, 195: Tennessee, Auburn, South Carolina, UGA, LSU and Clemson.
  • *Evan Berry, Creekside, DB-WR, 5-11, 195: Tennessee, Auburn, South Carolina, UGA, LSU and Clemson.
  • *Grant Haley, Lovett, CB, 5-10, 175: Florida
  • Jahlil Mathis Ellis, Langston Hughes, OG 6′3″ 290
  • Jake Edwards, Heard County OT 6′4″ 270
  • Jake Jeffcoat, Spalding, Linebacker, Tight End, Long Snapper, Kicker 6′1″ 220
  • *Jake Sanders, Carrollton, OG, 6-6, 315: Mississippi State
  • Jamiyus Pittman, Colquitt County DT 6′4″ 290
  • Jermaine Abron, Warner Robbins OG 6′2″ 295
  • Josiah Coatney, Chapel Hill, DE, 6′4 251
  • Justin Jones, South Cobb DT 6′3″ 260
  • Juwon Young, Albany, LB/DE ,6′2″ 230
  • Kalil Gray, Langston Hughes LB 6′0″ 215
  • Keegan Karim, Harrison CB/S 6′1″ 175
  • *KeShun Freeman, Callaway, LB, 6-2, 220: Indiana
  • Khalia Hackett, South Paulding S 6′3″ 210
  • *Lance Austin, Lamar County, CB, 5-10, 176: South Carolina, Marshall and South Alabama.
  • *Lawrence Austin, Lamar County FS, 5-9, 180: South Carolina, Marshall and South Alabama.
  • Malkom Parrish, Brooks County ATH 5′9″ 175
  • Neimus Bryant, G.W. Carver DE, OLB, 6′2″ 230
  • *Nicholas Chubb, Cedartown ,RB, 5-11, 210: Tennessee, Purdue, Ohio State and Georgia Tech.
  • Randy Anyanwu, Lovejoy DE 6′3″ 220
  • Shakenneth Williams Rutland WR 6′2″ 198
  • *Terry Googer, Woodward, WR, 6-4, 205: 12 offers, led by Notre Dame, Mississippi State, South Carolina, Syracuse, Wake Forest and Vanderbilt.
  • Tre Jackson Lowndes LB 5′11″ 222
  • *Treyvon Paulk, Milton, RB, 5-8, 195: 12 offers, including by Tennessee, North Carolina, TCU and Vanderbilt.

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50 comments Add your comment

LOL LOL

December 28th, 2012
12:33 am

No Berry Bros?
Come on man! (even though you know they are Vols)

Neutral

December 28th, 2012
12:44 am

The Berrys are on the list

What in the Name...

December 28th, 2012
1:04 am

No Lorenzo Carter? Only the top Georgia DE heading into 2014. Hmmm….

Marietta fan

December 28th, 2012
1:08 am

Im glad Ty Tomlin is in this game, but I still wonder how Jordan Mathis is left out

Grantham's The Man!

December 28th, 2012
7:40 am

Wow! Looks like the new recruiting rules really are be working.

Nick Saban hasn’t offered Scholarships to the top 40 HS Juniors in Georgia?

Maybe Oversigning really is a thing of the past.

Go Dawgs!!!

Who Proofs this Stuff

December 28th, 2012
7:45 am

Nice Edit….

Michael Carvell

December 28th, 2012
7:48 am

Norcross DE Lorenzo Carter could not play because of basketball, and Buford LB Korie Rogers has family matters to attend. Other than that, almost every top 2014 prospect in the state of Georgia — at this point in the recruiting process — was invited to the game and all of them showed up. An amazing job by the selection committee, and an incredible turnout by the kids. We’ll be posting updates the rest of the week.

GDawg

December 28th, 2012
8:03 am

Glass is not still committed to UGA he opened his recruitment

The AlphaDawg

December 28th, 2012
8:10 am

Norcross DE Lorenzo Carter is rated the #2 recruit in the nation by 247sports and has not been offered by Georgia.I really don`t understand why Georgia continues to be late and try to play catch up in recruiting. He is a life long Georgia fan . Alabama and Florida have offered already.

I know

December 28th, 2012
8:45 am

Nick glass wasn’t going to georgia anyway

Flo - Ri - Duh

December 28th, 2012
8:56 am

Saban’s going to rabbit to Texas Longhorns in 2014. His wife says he doesn’t come home happy after a win any more – sure sign of a restless rabbit about to run. 2013 will be Saban’s last class at Bummer. Will Kirby Smart continue to be Saban’s gopher or will he be the next MAN at Bummer – that’s the question. So far Smart hasn’t had the confidence to venture out on his own. After all – Smart knows that Saban runs the defense and that defense was vulnerable to the pass this season.

Flo - Ri - Duh

December 28th, 2012
8:58 am

Nick Glass IS still committed to UGA.

JB

December 28th, 2012
9:25 am

Maybe with Garner gone Dawgs will start communication with some of these elites before they have been committed somewhere else for months, just say’n.

23 SEC Titles

December 28th, 2012
9:26 am

Flo-Ri-Duh, keep repeating the Saban to Texas BS long enough and maybe you will believe it. Stupid is as stupid does. Idiot.

Rezner74

December 28th, 2012
9:45 am

DeShaun Watson wont go to Clemson.. OHIO STATE BOUND!!

NYCDAWGFAN

December 28th, 2012
9:58 am

Can’t wait to see these young guys get after it.. So glad it will be streaming.. I’m very interested to see Mr. Watson throwing to the “Gator” out of the slot… Young Cam Newtown of Gainesville throwing to Gator Green of Burke County… That is just SCARY!!..

One question about a recruit from the current senior class (if anyone knows anything let me know please), Why hasn’t Chris Washington of BC gotten any offers? First, the kid is an excellent person to be around (I work with the drama dept any time I can when I get home to give back, and met him when he was a freshman), he is very respectful, does anything you ask, and is a class act. Second, pound for pound, he’s gotta be one of the strongest kids in the state (check out the articles about him from the 7 on 7’s this past summer). Third, he is ALWAYS around the ball (led the Bears in tackles, etc) and hits hard. Fourth, he has the pedigree (Big bro C. Wash of UGA will be drafted for sure). Can someone tell me something about this? I heard a couple of people say his size is holding him back but, that didn’t hurt the player that he reminds me of the most, Rennie Curran.. He is also bigger than Rennie by an inch or two and about 20 pounds. He’s listed at 6′1″, 250 and runs a 4.6 40yd… I think he has D1 potential but, maybe that’s just me… Anyone?

Red and Black til Death

jawga02

December 28th, 2012
10:29 am

Michael, do you know if UGA is trying to recruit Deshaun Watson? Gainesville is barely 40 miles from Athens.

Destin Dawg

December 28th, 2012
10:41 am

Saban is going Pro… will announce after bowl game.. he;s already hiring a staff

Athens Tider

December 28th, 2012
11:31 am

Do you guys realize how pathetic you sound on here saying “please, please, Nick, go to Texas. Please, please, Nick, go to the NFL.” I guess you think that is now your only hope of winning an SEC or National Championship.

North Georgia

December 28th, 2012
11:48 am

Enter your comments here

NYCDAWGFAN

December 28th, 2012
11:49 am

@AthensTider: I don’t think anyone on here sounds that childish.. Truth is, they are just speaking on what all of the major sports sources are reporting.. I haven’t heard this Texas thing but, the NFL gig must have some kind of legs because that’s all the sports journalist keep mentioning. I think your statement sounds a little more like you getting defensive because the Tide’s trip back to mediocrity may be right around the corner. If I was Saban, I would stay at Bama. That’s just me mainly because I value the college game more than the NFL…. FYI we don’t think our chances of reaching those milestones is dependent on the Tide. Personally, I would rather beat the Tide with Saban to make it. Congrats on your W and good luck vs. ND.. Please kick the hell outta the Irish!!

Red and Black til Death

North Georgia

December 28th, 2012
11:50 am

Pretty much a who’s who of Metro Atlanta so I guess there isn’t much talent north of Cartersville?

bulldog34

December 28th, 2012
11:54 am

Terrone Prescod is the top Guard in the state of Georgia and arguably the top lineman in the state for 2014.

kingdaddy

December 28th, 2012
1:09 pm

I’m a little supprised UGA hasn’t gone after more Olinemen and LBs. Many of our best kids will be playing for any school but UGA. So much for wrapping up our borders. Let me put it this way, Saban hasn’t even started to “cherry-pick” the best in Ga. yet. Maybe its me, but I’m not sure the UGA staff thinks contacting these kids early is as good an idea as I do. I may be wrong, he may already have his top 25 wish list that he’s already talked to, but every year, we miss some of the best in-state talent to our rivals. I know we can’t get them all, but shouldn’t we get the best? We all know CMR loves the skill positions but procrastinates on our linemen, both sides. Plus we need more stud LBs. The 2013 class will be large and will help alot, but its success will only be measured by how well we close with these last 3-5…Why can’t we wrap them up early???

That Dude Says...

December 28th, 2012
1:25 pm

@North Georgia…

What are you talking about? Saying that it’s a who’s who of metro Atlanta. The roster’s have a bunch of kids not from the metro area.

Sven Ottke

December 28th, 2012
3:22 pm

Googer is looking at GT as well.

DAWG4LIFE

December 28th, 2012
4:41 pm

Keep your eyes on Nick Chubb. He broke the record for the most yards rushing in regular season this year. He was a one man show with defenses stacking 8 and 9 in the box. This kid is special. He is not only a great athlete, but a great student and young man. He has a 3.81 GPA.

Trojan94

December 28th, 2012
4:59 pm

Trey chivers(#1RB) for carrollton should be on somebody’s list

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Deacon Blues

December 28th, 2012
8:10 pm

Flo-ri-dumb: so Saban is going to coach in the NFL next year & then go to Texas. Obviously you didn’t pass the stupid test!! Crawl back into your hole and ESAD!

WnE

December 28th, 2012
8:29 pm

Wow!

Amazed to see that GT is involved in so FEW of the top recruits for 2014!

The DAMAGE that Pajamas is doing to our FB Program from a recruiting standpoint is reaching “critical mass”; pretty soon the next GT HC won’t be able to recover from the damage that CPJ is doing to GT FB.

Pajamas is clearly a program dis-mantler rather than a program builder!

Uncle Kirk

December 28th, 2012
8:47 pm

Offensive line talent in Georgia for next years lass is mediocre at best. UGA will have to go out of state to find any that will be able to help them.

Uncle Kirk

December 28th, 2012
8:48 pm

Water Boy

December 28th, 2012
9:40 pm

No Orlando Brown from Peachtree Ridge? He has offers from everyone!

Traderjack

December 28th, 2012
10:46 pm

Dang! Bama not recruiting GA in 2013. Oh my bad. Forgot Carville has a thing for Saban and Bama. Maybe if Saban leaves Ga. can win the SEC for the first time since Jesus was a baby! Silly dawgs, ticks are for kids!!!!

Ty Webb

December 29th, 2012
9:02 am

Wrecks, how many of those kids could get admitted at tech? I’m willing to bet that the kids showing up as offered by tech are the only ones who could get passed the hill.

Paddy

December 29th, 2012
10:21 am

Norh Georgia…….didn’t look like a Metro All-Star squad to me. You may need a Georgia map? But you may be right, N. Georgia does not have alot of talent for 2014. Those things run in cycles.

TIM BUCK

December 29th, 2012
11:10 am

SABAN OWNS GAWGEE!!!!!!!!!!! HE WILL BE AT BAMA TILL 2018…ROLL TIDE LOOZERS!

yellowfever

December 29th, 2012
1:34 pm

WnE- your more stupidor than the stupidest uga fan I know.

FL Jacket

December 29th, 2012
1:46 pm

MC,

GT is early in offering and highly thought of by way more recruits here than you give credit for…such as Bryson Allen-Williams and Cortez McDowell

Humphrey

December 29th, 2012
7:14 pm

Kidnamed Jake Edwards from Heard County looking pretty good this week

WnE

December 29th, 2012
7:33 pm

re”
Ty Webb
December 29th, 2012
9:02 am

Wrecks, how many of those kids could get admitted at tech? I’m willing to bet that the kids showing up as offered by tech are the only ones who could get passed the hill.

________________

Not so fast my friend!

In recent years 60-70% of the top-50 (AJC) players in Ga. have been academic qualifiers for GT, remember that 90%+ of our players that actually touch the field are Business Admin majors and are not Engr. Majors.

Too often many GT Fans such as yourself default to the “Elite Academics excuse” rather than placing the blame on Pajamas being a terrible Recruiter.

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flagboy?

December 30th, 2012
9:24 am

“Preview of the Georgia’s top college prospects. . .”

Dawg-Gawn

December 30th, 2012
12:22 pm

UGA still trying to close on the 2013 recruiting class… finally with some clarification from the compliance office and CMR per Anthony Dasher @ UGA Sports…UGA will presently have 5 scholarships available for this 2013 class….

Currently monitoring Kennar Johnson’s situation closely as it could develop into another possible ship being available.

UGA 2013 recruiting board:

Laremy Tunsil 99.9%
Toby Johnson 98%
Montravius Adams 85%
Alvin Kamara 80%
Reuben Foster 80% (Bama out)
Matthew Thomas 50% UGA in top two with OV 2/01/2013
Tyrone Crowder 50% could be odd man out – (hope not)
Mackensie Alexander 50% waiting on some movement

2014 recruit offers coming after the dead period ends (CMR likes to hand deliver personally, as much as possible)

“BELIEVE” in the “G”

savannadawg

December 30th, 2012
10:07 pm

SABAN watch! Keep your eyes and ears open on this one. I just read on ESPN today that the “new ownership” of Cleveland Browns will let go the Head Coach and GM tomorrow or soon after. I also heard the owner was a Tennessee grad and that he wants Coach Saban to run the whole show. I don’t know how true this may be but I can see it if he is given full control of coaching and personnel.

savannadawg

December 30th, 2012
10:12 pm

My source from my last post is from a Tenn. grad that I know.

savannadawg

December 30th, 2012
10:20 pm

Look at goofball coach in Seattle that has the same deal. No one can tell me that Coach Saban isn’t a better coach than that guy, and he has control of everything there.

savannadawg

December 30th, 2012
10:29 pm

Weather Bama fans want to admit it or not, you knew coming into this thing with Coach Saban it is what it is. The only way to get him to stay at Bama is to offer him the Governors Mansion to go along with half of the Athletic Depts MONEY! And to put his feet in concrete blocks along with The Battleship Alabamas anchor chains to hold him down. Good luck!!!

KD

December 31st, 2012
9:12 am

@jawga02, I don’t know why UGA is not going after Watson, if they were they could have their pick of the top WR in the nation, just look what Williams did to go to Texas A&M. Alao, does anyone know the 40 time for the Chubb kid ?