The University of Georgia held a Junior Day for prospective football recruits Saturday, and it produced big news for two local players.
Peach County defensive back Tyrique McGhee earned an offer from the Bulldogs last June and after visiting Saturday decided to announce his verbal commitment to Georgia.
McGhee chose Georgia over offers from South Carolina, Kentucky and Georgia Tech among others. He finished with 28 total tackles and two tackles for loss last season. McGhee is considered the No. 28 athlete in the country according to 247sports.com
He would be the first Trojan to sign with Georgia since linebacker Darius Dewberry in 2006.
Also getting big news Saturday was Houston County CB/WR Darion Anderson who left Athens with a scholarship offer from the Bulldogs.
The junior exploded on to the recruiting scene this past season earning region Player of the Year and First Team All-State honors after averaging 22.9 yards-per-catch and hauling in 18 touchdown passes from quarterback Jake Fromm.
Georgia is the 10th offer for Anderson, joining the likes of Boston College, Kentucky, Wake Forest and Cincinnati.
He will make another Junior Day visit this weekend when he heads to Kentucky.
PEACH COUNTY HIRES DEFENSIVE COORDINATOR
Peach County recently announced the hiring of Lee Campbell as its new defensive coordinator.
Lee is the brother of Peach County head coach Chad Campbell and most recently served as the head football coach and athletics director at Crisp County.
Lee won consecutive GHSA state championships as head coach at Hawkinsville in 2004 and 2005. He’s also served stints as the head coach of Dodge County and Montgomery County.
Campbell takes over for departed defensive coordinator David Shores who accepted the same position at Lowndes County in January.
Peach County had one of the top defenses in the state this past season, surrendering just 7.4 points-per-game.