Our high school editor, Jonathan Heeter takes an early look at next year's recruits:
Top 30 in Georgia:
OL Vadal Alexander, Buford, 6-6, 310
DL Dakota Ball, Lindale (Pepperell), 6-2, 285
DB Ray Buchanan Jr., Suwanee (Peachtree Ridge), 5-10, 170
ATH Josh Clemons, Valdosta (Lowndes), 6-5, 200
WR C.J. Curry, Gainesville (North Hall), 6-2, 185
DL Josh Dawson, Tucker, 6-4, 225
RB Kenyan Drake, Powder Springs (Hillgrove), 6-0, 180
DB Chaz Elder, College Park (Banneker), 6-2, 175
DL Leonard Floyd, Eastman (Dodge County), 6-5, 215
DT Pat Gamble, Carrollton (Central), 6-5, 275
OL Brandon Greene, Ellenwood (Cedar Grove), 6-5, 280
OL Joe Harris, Lithonia, 6-4, 320
DL Quayvon Hicks, Blackshear (Pierce County), 6-2, 257
DB Mike Hilton, Tyrone (Sandy Creek), 5-9, 175
DB Joshua Holsely, Fairburn (Creekside), 5-10, 170
DT Carlos Hood, Stone Mountain (Stephenson), 6-4, 275
DL Jordan Jenkins, Hamilton (Harris County), 6-3, 233
DB Jonathan Jones, Carrollton, 5-10, 170
DL Jarontay Jones, Stone Mountain (Stephenson), 6-3, 235
QB Greyson Lambert, Jesup (Wayne County), 6-5, 185
LB Dillon Lee, Buford, 6-4, 220
RB Kenno Loyal, Decatur (Columbia), 5-10, 215
DL Jafar Mann, Stone Mountain (Stephenson), 6-4, 275
QB Chris Moody, McDonough (Henry County), 6-1, 185
ATH Ricky Parks, Hogansville (Callaway), 6-3, 210
WR Artimas Samuel, Columbus (Carver), 6-2, 205
DB Geno Smith, Atlanta (St. Pius X), 6-0, 165
DL Jonathan Taylor, Millen (Jenkins County), 6-4, 315
DT Dalvin Tomlinson, McDonough (Henry County), 6-3, 260
RB Marteze Waller, Eatonton (Putnam County), 5-11, 200
DL Jordan Watkins, College Park (Woodward Academy), 6-5, 260
Players to watch in Middle Georgia:
Josh Abrams, WR, Mount de Sales
Abrams has elite size (6-foot-4 and maybe still growing) and athleticism to become a top recruit.
Donte Beckham, DB, Baldwin
Beckham had seven interceptions as a junior, and he is one of the most dangerous kick rerturners in the state.
Jontavious Carter, WR, Crisp County
Carter is a 6-4, 210-pound wide receiver who caught 48 passes for 630 yards and six touchdowns as a junior.
Josh Chester, DL, Northside
The mammoth Eagles’ defensive lineman should draw plenty of interest from colleges.
Leonard Floyd, ATH, Dodge County
The 6-5, 215-pound junior already holds offers from Alabama, Florida and Georgia. The all-state pick could play defensive end, outside linebacker or tight end in college.
Kaleb Nobles, QB, Fitzgerald
Undersized at 5-8, Nobles makes up for any height issues with a lightning-quick release and good decision making.
Kalo Oglesby, LB, Southwest
The playmaking linebacker reminds some of former Westside linebacker Julian Burnett.
Myles Swain, ATH, Mount de Sales
Swain’s versatility should make him an intriguing prospect. He can play running back, receiver or defensive back.
Marteze Waller, RB, Putnam County
Waller led the entire state with 2,155 rushing yards. He has good size at 5-11, 200 pounds.
David Whipple, QB, Wilkinson County
Whipple could play quarterback or receiver at the next level, but his size and speed make him an attractive receiver prospect.