Preseason all-state teams: Class AAAA

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(Jason Getz/AJC File)

(Jason Getz/AJC File)

Trevor Lawrence, the quarterback and five-star recruit of defending champion Cartersville, heads ups the Class AAAA preseason all-state team. He’s joined by teammate Trey Creamer, a cornerback.

Jefferson and Woodward Academy have the most preseason all-state members with three each.

Jefferson has 2,000-yard rusher Colby Wood, blue-chip OL Caleb Wilson and DT Dontae Wilson.

Woodward is paced by WR Josh Johnson (1,111 yards receiving last season), DB J.R. Pace and LB K.J. Phillips. Woodward QB Ryan Glover, who threw for 2,740 yards last season, would’ve been a good choice, too, but was passed over for Lawrence, the No. 1-rated college prospect among juniors in the nation.

The most highly regarded recruits on the list are Lawrence, Mary Persons DE Malik Herring (consensus No. 10 prospect in Georgia), Cairo LB Walter Grant (No. 34), Jefferson OT Chandler (No. 39) and Thomson CB Christian Tutt (No. 15 among juniors).

Mary Persons, Eastside and St. Pius have two players each on the team.

Something unusual is the absence of players from traditional powers Marist and Sandy Creek. Both are expected to be Top-10 teams again, though neither has obvious star power, yet.


QB – Trevor Lawrence, Cartersville

RB – Darius Bradford, West Laurens

RB – Colby Wood, Jefferson

RB/ATH – Grant Holloman, St. Pius

WR – Josh Johnson, Woodward Academy

WR – Josh Sims, Eastside

OL – Chris Andrews, Spalding

OL – Caleb Chandler, Jefferson

OL – Caleb Etheridge, Mary Persons

OL – William Nana-Fabu, Columbus

OL – Levi Seabolt, Gilmer

ATH – LaPerion Perry, LaGrange

PK – Nathan Robertson, Northside (Columbus)


DL – William Green, Westover

DL – Malik Herring, Mary Persons

DL – London Lewis, St. Pius

DL – Dontae Wilson, Jefferson

LB – J.D. Bertrand, Blessed Trinity

LB – De’Morreal Burnam, Salem

LB – Walter Grant, Cairo

LB – K.J. Phillips, Woodward Academy

DB – Trey Creamer, Cartersville

DB – Markeith Montgomery, Ridgeland

DB – J.R. Pace, Woodward Academy

DB – Christian Tutt, Thomson

P – Juwan Gibbs, Eastside

Coming Friday: Class AAAAA

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