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LORANZO HAMMONDS NORTH AUGUSTA - QB

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Williston-Elko's Tamyn "Gator" Garrick and Dexter Staley  Corey Perrine/Staff
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Williston-Elko's Tamyn "Gator" Garrick and Dexter Staley

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

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Riverman1
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Riverman1 08/15/10 - 04:26 pm
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Fantastic special effects.

Fantastic special effects. Those players will keep those pictures forever.

disssman
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disssman 08/16/10 - 05:40 am
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Does anyone really know who

Does anyone really know who these guys are? Why didn't the AC post their grades along with their prowess as athletes?

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bdouglas 08/16/10 - 08:00 am
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The photos certainly are

The photos certainly are great, but it seems like it's wasted when you only get a 3x5 inch picture on your screen at its largest. Even more-so when I saw them in print in yesterday's paper on the crappy paper stock the AC uses with the poor contrast and colors it's printed with.

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jk41381 08/16/10 - 05:44 pm
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You guys overlooked a player

You guys overlooked a player who has been turning heads since he was a freshman. This year he is a senior. His name is Anthony Moss. DE for Thomson. If the film crews record enough footage I guarantee they could use his hits every week as bonecrushers. He lays some nasty licks on the field

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ZE4665 08/18/10 - 10:20 pm
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They also failed to recognize

They also failed to recognize another one of North Augusta's Top defenders. Jaylon Myers (21) who is very vital to the defense!!! I think that there are more than 16 talented players in this area, and if they can't take the time to mention them all then maybe this section should be discontinued.... Congrat's Jaylon on a very successful season.....Keep your head up, and even though Pippen nor the media give you the attention you deserve continue to work hard in the classroom and on the field. The only elevator you need is GOD!!!!

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