Who are some of Georgia’s most overlooked high school seniors?
Football in this state, by all accounts, is outstanding. But because there are so many high school teams (around 500) and because college football recruiting is so accelerated, there are always 20-30 seniors who seemingly come out of nowhere to get last-minute scholarship offers from major colleges.
Who are some of Georgia’s top overlooked high school seniors who could get last-minute D1 offers before this year’s signing day? We did a list of five earlier this month and got a tremendous response from college coaches. You can read it HERE (and make sure to look at comments at bottom of that blog).
It was such a big success that we’ve got FIVE MORE from Rusty Mansell, the recruiting analyst from 247sports.com:
Warren Coombs, WR, 6-3, 210, Greenbrier: This is a head scratcher until you find out the kid had no junior tape. He is a legit 6-foot-3 receiver from Greenbrier that runs the 100 in 10.6 seconds. He may win the 100 in Class AAAAAA this year. A coaching change at his school has been huge for him. He has grades and now the tape is getting out. Big, physical and can run with ball skills. Link to film.
Curtis Williams, DB, 5-11, 190, Lee County: Lee County is winning big games and beating very good teams in their first season. They have some headliners in prospects with 2016 OT Chris Barnes and 2017 DT Aubrey Solomon. A lot of teams I am talking to are talking about 2015 DB Curtis Williams. Kid is 5-11 and 190 pounds, and the starting small forward on basketball team. I think he projects as a safety. His recruiting is going to pick up with is senior tape. His coach told me he is fully qualified too. Link to film.
Josh Amanfo, LB, 5-11, 205, Stockbridge: I see this every year with at least 3-4 players – a prospect is getting knocked for being 5-11 and not 6-2 at his position. I saw him at MVP Camp two times, and he can run. He can cover in a setting where linebackers are at a disadvantage. He is very instinctive on tape and loves to hit. I think he can play strong safety in the box for most teams on any level. He is a big reason that Stockbridge is had a great season. His tape shows he will strike you and can play off the edge. Link to film.
Drell Greene, ATH, 6-0, 185, Bacon County: The 6-foot athlete from Bacon County is a prospect that I like on defense. He played QB for his team because he was the best athlete, but you can tell from his tape he will hit and can close the alley as a safety prospect. He is a real big hitter. He is at a school that is not known to produce a ton of prospects, so he’s a little harder to find than he should be. Link to film.
Duranta Dunson, RB, 5-9, 185, Heard County: You cannot go anywhere down Highway 27 in West Georgia to any school without somebody mentioning Dunson at Heard County. He is 5-foot-9, 185-pound back but plays like he is 200 pounds. You put him at a Metro Atlanta school, and he would have 15 offers. He has Coastal Carolina, Elon and others, but I expect some bigger schools to come calling. He rushed for 250+ yards in the first round of the playoffs. He is shifty in tight spaces, and will lower his head to get tough yards if needed. I do like a bigger back, but Dunson runs behind his pads and gets better as game goes on. Link to film.
Ed Note: Every year when we start doing these lists, we get bombarded with emails about other overlooked prospects. If you have a kid we should know about, please post his information in the below comments. Here’s what we need: His first and last name, his position, his height and weight, his high school, and a link to his high school film. We’ll look at everything, and post another list of five in late December. One final thing: We know every team has good high school “players.” If that’s your son, congrats. But we’re looking for good “prospects,” kids who are good players AND have exceptional size and speed that would project them to playing at the highest level of college football — such as the SEC or ACC. Again, please list all the information in the below comments.