*Best player: As a high school player, it’s Bailey Fisher of Rabun County. The senior passed for 2,617 yards, rushed for 1,001 and had a hand in 50 touchdowns last season.
*Best position: Running back. Callaway’s D.J. Atkins rushed for 2,307 yards last season. Toombs County’s Keyshawn Morgan ran for 1,697. Elbert County’s Jasquiz Rucker went for 1,724 but was left out in favor of Pepperell’s Tae Hammond, a two-way starter who ran for 1,362 yards and 26 touchdowns.
*Highly recruited: Heard County’s Emory Jones, an Ohio State commit, is the consensus No. 3 dual-threat QB prospect in the country, but he didn’t make the list because of Fisher and an injury-shortened junior season. The highest-rated player here is Hapeville Charter’s Chris Smith, the No. 38 Georgia prospect. He and Jones are the only four-star senior recruits in Class AA.
*Lowly recruited: Fisher has offers from Presbyterian and West Georgia. Samford is very interested. He’s 22-3 as a starter but 5 feet, 11 inches and 195 pounds at a position where scholarship offers are scarce.
*What else is new?: Five players made the team from 2016 semifinalist Hapeville Charter, and that doesn’t include QB Hajj-Malik Williams, who threw for nearly 3,000 yards, or RB/WR Tyleek Collins, a 1,000-rusher with mid-major offers who transferred from Benedictine.
QB – Bailey Fisher, Rabun County, Sr.
RB – D.J. Atkins, Callaway, Sr.
RB – Tae Hammond, Pepperell, Sr.
RB – Keshawn Morgan, Toombs County, Sr.
WR – Tyquan Johnson, Screven County, Sr.
WR – Rory Starkey, Hapeville Charter, Sr.
TE – Katerian Legrone, B.E.S.T. Academy, Sr.
OL – Waylin Bell, Harlem, Sr.
OL – Willie Green, Glenn Hills, Jr.
OL – Keiondre Jones, Callaway, Jr.
OL – Ousman Traore, Hapeville Charter, Jr.
OL – Dustin Pope, Chattooga, Sr.
ATH/QB – James Graham, Fitzgerald, Sr.
PK – Peyton Bush, Dodge County, Sr.
DL – Kingsley Enagbare, Hapeville Charter, Sr.
DL – Lichon Terrell, Callaway, Sr.
DL – C.J. Wright, Screven County, Sr.
DL/LB – Caleb Kelley, Hapeville Charter, Sr.
LB – Travis Byars, Douglass, Sr.
LB – Jalen Cannon, B.E.S.T. Academy, Sr.
LB – Randy Green, Southwest, Sr.
LB – Donterious Milsap, Fitzgerald, Sr.
DB – Tay Huff, Elbert County, Sr.
DB – Chris Smith, Hapeville Charter, Sr.
DB – Markus Smith, Rockmart, Sr.
DB – Charlie Thomas, Thomasville, Sr.
P – Bradley Corbitt, Temple, Sr.
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