Daily List: Georgia junior RB’s rated among top 50 nationally
Georgia is the top state in the country for junior running-back recruits, according to the composite rankings of 247Sports. There are 11 Georgia backs in the top 50 nationally at the position in the class of 2018. All remain uncommitted except Bainbridge’s Dameon Pierce, who is pledged to Alabama.
3. Dameon Pierce, Bainbridge
10. Anthony Grant, Buford
21. Rico Frye, Starr’s Mill
23. Nolan Edmonds, Alpharetta
24. Lyn-J Dixon, Taylor County
33. Nuru Tinch, Newton
35. Christian Malloy, South Gwinnett
40. Dante Black, Brookwood
41. Emeka Nwanze, Northview
46. Jalynn Sykes, Rome
50. Gino Appleberry, Creekside
Out of state, out of mind
Monday’s Daily List ranked active Georgia head coaches in games won while in Georgia. If out-of-state victories are added, the list is a little different.
Coffee coach Robby Pruitt, who is 156-39-1 in Georgia, is 323-69-1 overall. That is third among current Georgia coaches behind Marist’s Alan Chadwick (343) and Howard’s Barney Hester (333).
Pruitt, in fact, is in the FHSAA Hall of Fame. He was the first Florida coach to win seven state titles.
At North Gwinnett, Bob Sphire is 250-79 as a high school coach (or 276-88 as a head coach overall, counting a stint in a professional indoor football league). Sphire has 104 Georgia victories in just 10 seasons.
Randy McPherson is 136-37 at Lowndes but 207-46 overall, including five seasons at Madison County (Fla.).
Steve Pardue of East Coweta, listed at 177 on Monday, is closing on 200 overall. He has 194 victories, 17 in Kentucky.
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