August 26, 2012

Corky Kell recap

Game 1: Kell 19, Chattahoochee 8

• MVP: South Carolina Commitment Brendan Langley stole the show with two big touchdown catches. The four star defensive back prospect made a huge impact on the offensive side of the ball, and showed why multiple schools were recruiting him on both sides of the ball.

• Future Prospects: Much had been made of 2014 Chattahoochee running back prospect C.J. Leggett, but his team and position mate, Chase Nelson, was the more impressive running back on Saturday. Nelson ran with a great deal of power and it was his running that got Chattahoochee back in the game late before Langley and the Longhorns put it away again. Also keep an eye on 2014 Kell offensive line prospect Donnell Greene. The 6-foot-6, 290 pounder played defensive line on Saturday, and lived in Chattahoochee's backfield. Greene is an excellent athlete and has the frame to be a big time offensive lineman at the next level.

• Georgia Prospects: The Bulldogs will continue to recruit Langley, and will still present him with the opportunity to play on both sides of the ball. Georgia defensive back commitment Quincy Mauger didn't get involved much on defense Saturday as the Kell front seven was dominant. When presented with opportunity, he missed a couple of tackles trying to strip the football, but saw very little action in coverage. Mauger made most of his impact on the offensive side of the ball as he threw a key block on Langley's first touchdown catch and run.

Game 2: Grayson 31, McEachern 12

• MVP: This is a tough one to call, but Grayson defensive back Ryan Carter is tough to pick against. Carter was all over the field on Saturday and had an 80-yard interception return to set up a score for the Rams. Carter played with a great deal of energy and has a relentless motor.

• Top Talent: Grayson defensive end and Clemson commitment Robert Nkemdiche stood out as he normally does. He didn't make many plays, but it was obvious that McEachern ran away from the five star defender all game long. Nkemdiche has tremendous upside and is already a great player.

• Georgia prospects: The Bulldogs will undoubtedly continue to work on getting Nkemdiche on campus, but it is a long shot at best. Georgia was never a big time contender for the top player in the country, but they will continue to recruit him until he signs.

Game 3: North Gwinnett 16, Colquitt County 14

• MVP: When a game is won on a field goal as time expires, the kicker is usually seen as the MVP, but this one goes to North Gwinnett defensive end Donte Sawyer. Sawyer gave the Packer offense fits all game long including Florida offensive line commitment Octavius Jackson. Sawyer showed why he could be one of the top pass rushers in Georgia for 2014.

• Prospects to watch: Sawyer opened almost everyone's eyes on Saturday, but there was another North Gwinnett underclassman that made his presence known. Sophomore Mitch Hyatt started for the Bulldogs at left tackle, and was clearly the best offensive lineman on the field in this game. As a 2015 recruit, few schools are recruiting Hyatt, but he will get plenty of attention down the road due to his excellent frame, athleticism, and polished footwork.

• Georgia prospects: North Gwinnett offensive lineman DeVondre Seymour remains on the Bulldogs radar, and saw limited action on Saturday due to a back injury. Seymour showed flashes of the athleticism and strength that earned him big time offers, but was also inconsistent at times. At this time, UGA wouldn't take a commitment from Seymour, but that could change down the road if the Bulldogs miss on other prospects at the position.

Game 4: Camden County 42, Peachtree Ridge 0• MVP: Camden quarterback Brice Ramsey was on fire in this game, and the Georgia commit showed by so many big time schools offered him early in the process. Ramsey threw for three touchdowns and even had the opportunity to make some plays out of the shotgun despite Camden's Wing-T system. The four-star signal caller could have easily had another touchdown pass but it went through his receivers hands in the first quarter.

• Co-MVP: Camden running back J.J. Green, also a Georgia commit, was the clear Co-MVP of this one. Green had a juggling touchdown catch and ran with a great deal of power all game long despite being considered a small back. In addition to his performance on offense, Green saw major snaps on defense and played a huge role in the Camden defense shutting out Peachtree Ridge.

• Georgia Prospects: Green and Ramsey had huge games, and gave Bulldog fans plenty to be optimistic about. Peachtree Ridge offensive lineman Orlando Brown is also on Georgia's radar for 2014, and the 6-foot-9, 365 pound lineman showed decent athleticism in the Dome. Brown is still raw, but has the tools and pedigree to succeed as his late father, Orlando Brown Sr., was a successful offensive lineman in the NFL.

Game 5: Walton 35, Brookwood 24

• MVP: Walton running back and Alabama commitment Tyren Jones ran for over 200 yards and five touchdowns, and was the clear MVP in this one. Jones has clearly added muscle mass from the 2011 season, and ran with more power. The four star runner was very tough to bring down, and showed the kind of elusiveness that gained him 2,375 yards rushing in 2011.

• Also Impressive: While Jones stole the show with long runs and electric plays in space, Walton offensive lineman Brandon Kublanow was one of the most physically dominating players in any of the five games in the dome on Saturday. Kublanow was great in pass protection and run blocking, and opened huge running lanes for Jones. The Georgia commit also told UGASports that he continues to work on his teammate, Jones, and believes the four star running back will listen to the Bulldogs.

• Georgia prospects: Georgia continues to recruit Jones, and his performance is well documented. Walton defensive back and 2014 recruit D.J. Smith also had an excellent game. Smith was in charge of covering former UGA commit and Brookwood wide receiver Kyrin Priester, and did a great job of limiting the star receiver. Smith was especially impressive on the outside where Priester had very little success. Brookwood linebacker/defensive end and UGA commit Shaun McGee also showed why the Bulldogs chose to offer him on the spot at Dawg Night last month. McGee explodes off the ball and plays with a relentless motor. He was around the ball all night, and could end up being one of the most productive recruits in UGA's 2013 class at the next level.

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