Preseason all-state teams: Class AAAA
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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