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Marty Williams - Fox Creek - Quarterback/Free Safety - Senior - 6-foot 2 - 205

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John Atkins, Thomson High School, Lineman
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John Atkins, Thomson High School, Lineman

Notable: Scored 27 touchdowns as a junior. Fox Creek scored at least 30 points in a game five times.
Colleges interested: Florida, Georgia Tech, North Carolina State, Miami, Notre Dame, Clemson, Georgia, South Carolina.
Quotable: "Football teaches you a lot of discipline. As far as friendship, it shows how hard you can work with each other and how you can become more social."

Brendan Douglas  - Aquinas  - Running back/Linebacker - Junior - 5-foot-10 - 210
Notable: Rushed for more than 1,000 yards and made 100 tackles.
Interested Colleges: Not really looking yet, but SEC and ACC schools have sent him information about camps.
Quotable: "It's a huge motivation - two years in a row we've just missed the playoffs. It's just disappointing as hell. It kills us every time. That's what we play for, to make the playoffs."

Will Jones - Richmond Academy - Offensive lineman - Junior - 6-foot-7 - 300
Notable: Named to the First-Team All-Region squad as a sophomore.
Interested Colleges: Went to Auburn, South Carolina and Georgia camps this summer.
Quotable: "I didn't actually start playing football until eighth grade. I was big then, but playing football, I guess being out on that field, 11 players on each side, I guess it kind of exaggerated my size a little bit."

Leo Myers - Laney - Quarterback - Senior - 6-foot-2 - 221

Notable: He led the Wildcats' attack by passing for 2,226 yards and 22 touchdowns.
Interested Colleges: Wants to enjoy senior year at the moment.
Quotable: "I've learned my team needs me. It's not, I mess up a play, I drop my head. It's always living for the next down."

John Atkins - Thomson - Lineman - Senior - 6-foot-4 - 300
Notable: Three-star recruit on Rivals and Scout, Atkins was a First-Team All-Region selection last season. Thomson went 9-3 and made it to the second round of the Class AAA state playoffs.
Interested Colleges: Florida State, Georgia, Georgia Tech, Auburn, Tennessee, Massachusetts, Alabama and Florida have offered.
Quotable: "Thomson has all that tradition. People have made it to the NFL out of Thomson. It's just live up to the tradition and be the next one."

Jeff Menefee - Butler - Running back - Senior - 5-foot-8 - 205
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The Bulldogs entered last season on a 41-game losing streak but Menefee helped Butler go 7-3. The running back rushed for more than 1,000 yards as a key offensive piece.
Interested Colleges: Smaller schools at the moment.
Quotable: "I have a goal of going to the Dome in the playoffs. In basketball, we went to the championship, so in football I think we can end up going farther."

Mark Weidenaar - Lakeside - Quarterback - Senior - 6-foot-3 - 190
Notable: Missed all of last season due to injury. As a sophomore, he had more than 2,000 yards in 2009.
Interested Colleges: Georgia Tech, North Carolina State, Furman and Wofford were among interested schools prior to the injury.
Quotable: "I talked with (college) coaches and let them know I was determined to get back healthy, get back faster and stronger than I was."

Raleigh Yeldell - Strom Thurmond - Quarterback - Senior - 5-foot-11 - 170
Notable: Scored 15 touchdowns and totaled more than 2,000 yards for the Rebels.
Interested Colleges: Georgia Tech, The Citadel and Appalachian State are involved.
Quotable: "(Strom Thurmond is) very special for me. I always wanted to be a part of the program, in any sport."

Davonte Lambert - Burke County - Lineman - Senior - 6-foot-3 - 260
Notable: Was a First-Team All-Region selection last year. The Bears dominated area foes, winning by at least 30 points in five games.
Interested Colleges: Middle Tennessee (offered), Georgia Southern, Auburn.
Quotable: "We're trying to make a re-run to that final four and go farther to the championship level and get a ring for our team."

Corey Mayton - Burke County - Quarterback - Senior - 6-foot-2 - 215
Notable: Rushed and threw for more than 1,000 yards to be named The Augusta Chronicle's Georgia Player of the Year in 2010.
Interested Colleges: Georgia State, Middle Tennessee, Georgia Southern, Auburn and South Alabama.
Quotable: "I know, win or lose at the end of the season, tears are going to be shed."

Jahvon Hardrick - Greenbrier - Running back - Senior - 5-foot-11 - 215
Notable: Rushed for almost 1,000 yards and added six TDs on the ground. He also had three receiving touchdowns.
Interested Colleges: Prebyterian, Wofford, Georgia, Vanderbilt, Furman, Georgia Southern, Middle Tennessee, Air Force.
Quotable: "I really want to go to the playoffs. We haven't been there. We've got to build it up and get everybody's confidence up."

Steven Holden - Grovetown - Lineman - Senior - 5-foot-10 - 235
Notable: One of the best centers in the area last year. He was Third-Team All-Area in Georgia on offense for The Augusta Chronicle a year ago.
Interested Colleges: Talked to Newberry and South Alabama.
Quotable: "We have to work harder, have people more conditioned, not cramping up and losing games in the fourth quarter. We have to play all four quarters the same."

Terry Robinson - Hephzibah - Quarterback - Senior - 5-foot-11 - 185
Notable: Tossed for about 1,700 passing yards and eight touchdowns and also rushed for three more scores in 2010.
Interested Colleges: Georgia State and Wofford. Talked to Appalachian State, Georgia Tech.
Quotable: "This year, we're going to be young. But the injuries didn't set us back. We had to learn to move forward from it. That will bode well for us in the future."

Kendric Salley - Williston-Elko - Running back - Senior - 5-foot-10 - 220
Notable: Helped the Blue Devils reach the Class A Division II title game for the third consecutive season while rushing for more than 2,000 yards.
Interested Colleges: Committed to South Carolina.
Quotable: "(Senior year) came so quick. But I'm looking forward to another great season and finishing out with a state championship this year."

Jimmy Holmes - Silver Bluff - Lineman - Senior - 6-foot - 250
Notable: Named the region's lineman of the year as the Bulldogs won the region championship again.
Interested Colleges: Georgia, Georgia Tech (offered), South Carolina, Wake Forest, Newberry (offered), Wofford and Charleston Southern. Minnesota has also offered.
Quotable: "I've improved with my stamina. In ninth grade, I was just playing defense. Now I transition to defense, offense and a lot of things - a lot of stuff. I long snap now."

Montez Mcguire - North Augusta - Wide receiver - Senior - 6-foot-2 - 190
Notable: Had 1,021 receiving yards and 10 touchdowns
Interested Colleges: South Carolina State, Florida International and Newberry have offered, and Georgia is possibly interested.
Quotable: "We have a lot of responsibilities. We have to help the running back get his yards, and the quarterback throws the ball to us, so that shows a lot of trust between teammates."

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laneymom
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laneymom 08/21/11 - 07:32 am
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Congrats to all the young men

Congrats to all the young men that was selected for the DREAM 16 your performance on the field has caught the eyes of many. Continue to become greater. As for my son Leo Myers I AM SO PROUD OF YOU AND YOUR ACCOMPLISHMENTS IN LIFE. LET'S GO LANEY

picker
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picker 08/21/11 - 08:41 am
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No Jonathan Taylor at Jenkins

No Jonathan Taylor at Jenkins HS ?? That's shocking

garobi
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garobi 08/21/11 - 11:21 pm
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Congrats Terry Robinson HHS

Congrats Terry Robinson HHS #4. We are proud of you.

Smithmtsu47
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Smithmtsu47 08/23/11 - 11:44 am
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No Diquan Washington from

No Diquan Washington from ARC?? WOW!!!

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