Sharing the limelight

 

LORANZO HAMMONDS NORTH AUGUSTA - QB

Ht./Wt.: 6-0/180 40 time: 4.5 Bench: 275 Squat: 440

Notable: Lone area player to rush for 1,000 yards and pass for 2,000 yards last season.

Colleges interested: Duke, Clemson, South Carolina, N.C. State, Georgia Tech, Maryland

Quotable: "He's worked hard this off-season to get better. He's not a vocal person, and that's OK. He's going to lead by example and he has set goals for himself but he's got goals for the whole team as well." -- North Augusta coach Dan Pippin

CHARTAVIOUS DANZY WASHINGTON COUNTY - OL

Ht./Wt.: 6-1/262 40 time: 5.1 Bench: 260 Squat: 405

Notable: First team All-State lineman in 2009 known as "Juicy," given the moniker because of his girth as a baby.

Colleges interested: Georgia, Georgia Tech, Duke, Middle Tennessee State, Georgia Southern

Quotable: "He is an unbelievable leader. He has a real infectious personality. He always has a smile on his face." -- Washington County coach Joel Ingram

ERIC SCOTT WASHINGTON-WILKES - RB

Ht./Wt.: 6-0/177 40 time: 4.5 Bench: 260 Squat: 435

Notable: Bidding to become first Washington-Wilkes player to rush for 1,000 or more yards four consecutive seasons.

Colleges interested: Georgia Tech, Kentucky, Vanderbilt, Middle Tennessee State, Georgia Southern

Quotable: "He runs violent. He takes so much contact. That's just the way he is." -- Washington-Wilkes coach Lee Hutto

TAMYN GARRICK WILLISTON-ELKO - QB

Dexter Staley Williston-Elko - WR

Ht./Wt.: 6-3/210 40 time: 5.0 Bench: 205 Squat: 315

Ht./Wt.: 6-3/225 40 time: 4.5 Bench: 285 Squat: n/a

Notable: Goes by the nickname "Gator." Had 27 touchdowns and only two interceptions last year.

Colleges interested: Clemson, South Carolina, East Carolina, Presbyterian

Notable: Posted 26 TDs in the Blue Devils' championship season in 2009.

Colleges interested: South Carolina, Florida

Quotable: "His footwork has improved tremendously over the off-season with all the camps he's been to. He's going to be a leader for us. He's the type of player all the other kids look up to."

Quotable: "We're going to use him outside and try to spread the ball out again. With what we have, that's going to be the best way to use him." -- Williston-Elko coach Dwayne Garrick

VICTOR MOLI GLENN HILLS - OL/DL

Ht./Wt.: 6-21/2/325 40 time: 5.2 Bench: 330 Squat: 500

Notable: Powerful run blocker with excellent grades

Colleges interested: South Carolina, Georgia Tech, Clemson, Vanderbilt, Tennessee, S.C. State, Coastal Carolina Quotable: "He's got all the credentials to play in Division I." -- Glenn Hills offensive coordinator Michael Myles

DON QUARLES RICHMOND ACADEMY - WR

Ht./Wt.: 6-3/210 40 time: 4.5 Bench: 230 Squat: 400

Notable: Athletic player who also stars for the basketball squad.

Colleges interested: Georgia Tech, Georgia Southern, VMI, West Georgia

Quotable: "He has unbelievable jumping ability. Right now, he has a lot of potential." -- Richmond Academy coach Chris Hughes

OCTAVIUS BROWN STROM THURMOND - DL

Ht./Wt.: 6-0/275 40 time: 5.2 Bench: 350 Squat: 670

Notable: Three-year starter who's been an all-region member the past two seasons.

Colleges interested: South Carolina, Georgia, Georgia Southern

Quotable: "I hope this year he'll become more of a sideline to sideline player. We hope to move him around a little bit to avoid double teams. He's extremely strong, which is probably his biggest attribute." -- Strom Thurmond coach Lee Sawyer

COBY REYNOLDS WARREN COUNTY - RB

Ht./Wt.: 5-10/165 40 time: 4.37 Bench: 240 Squat: 425

Notable: Class A champion in the 100 meters (2009) and 200 meters (2009, 2010).

Colleges interested: Georgia, LSU, Auburn, Duke, Washington State, Georgia Tech, Middle Tennessee State, Georgia Southern

Quotable: "He's fast as hell." -- Warren County coach Marleau Blount

BENNY TIMMONS SILVER BLUFF - OL/DL

Ht./Wt.: 6-2/250 40 time: 5.0 Bench: 300 Squat: 430

Notable: Three-year starter who will see time on both sides of the ballfield this year.

Colleges interested: Charleston Southern, Carson-Newman, Wofford

Quotable: "He has exceptional speed for a lineman. He's got really good footwork." -- Silver Bluff coach Al Lown

DEVON JOHNSON AIKEN - DE/TE

Ht./Wt.: 6-4/224 40 time: 4.61 Bench: 275 Squat: 405

Notable: Led the Hornets in sacks last season.

Colleges interested: Georgia Tech, Virginia Tech, South Carolina, Toledo

Quotable: "He's got speed, and he's a good pass rusher. He's going to disrupt some things, we hope it'll be the other team's offense." -- Aiken coach Carey Johnson

CHESTER STONE JEFFERSON COUNTY - QB

Ht./Wt.: 5-9/190 40 time: 4.4 Bench: 265 Squat: 450

Notable: Will play this season with a brace protecting a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his knee.

Colleges interested: Georgia Tech, South Carolina, Navy, Middle Tennessee State

Quotable: "I'd go to war with that joker. He's a tough kid." -- Jefferson County coach J.B. Arnold

D.J. TYSON GROVETOWN - RB/WR

Ht./Wt: 5-8/155 40 time: 4.4 Bench: 270 Squat: 315

Notable: Tyson is an all-everything player who will also return kickoffs and punts.

Colleges interested: South Carolina, North Carolina, Georgia Tech, LSU, Alabama, Cincinnati, East Carolina, Eastern Michigan (offered)

Quotable: "In our spread game, he can fit in everywhere. He's definitely a game-changer." -- Grovetown coach Rodney Holder

RUSTY SCOTT LINCOLN COUNTY - TE

Ht./Wt.: 6-3/210 40 time: 4.7 Bench: 300 Squat: 330

Notable: Two-way player for region champs last year.

Colleges interested: Vanderbilt, South Carolina, Furman

Quotable: "He's a hard worker. He's a team leader on the field."

-- Lincoln County coach Larry Campbell

KENDAL PARKER LAKESIDE - LB

Ht./Wt.: 6-0/210 40 time: 4.67 Bench: 280 Squat: 380

Notable: Intelligent defender whose brother, Kyle, is the starting quarterback at Clemson.

Colleges interested: Vanderbilt, Clemson, Wake Forest, Georgia Southern, Coastal Carolina Quotable: "I get fired up when I think about Kendal. He's all over the field. I'm looking forward to seeing him play." -- Lakeside coach Jarrett Troxler

ROD HALL LANEY - WR

Ht./Wt.: 6-2/205 40 time: 4.8 Bench: 225 Squat: 415

Notable: Also a standout basketball player with a 34-inch vertical leap.

Colleges interested: South Carolina, Georgia Tech, Kentucky

Quotable: "Some things that may seem hard for the average receiver comes easy to him." -- Laney coach Lemuel Lackey

PHOTO ILLUSTRATIONS BY COREY PERRINE, TEXT BY STAFF WRITERS BILLY BYLER AND CHRIS GAY

Video: Dream 16 Special Effects

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