National all-star games overloaded with Georgia talent

WR Terry Godwin (left) and LB Roquan Smith are both in all-star games (AJC file)

WR Terry Godwin (left) and LB Roquan Smith are both in all-star games (AJC file)

How good is high school football in the state of Georgia? So good that the rosters of the two biggest national all-star games this weekend are overloaded with Georgia talent – a whopping 25 players.

Here’s the lineup for the Under Armour All-America game, which will be televised at 2 p.m. Friday on ESPN2:

  • Micah Abernathy, DB, Greater Atlanta Christian (committed to Tennessee)
  • Andrew Butcher, DE, Alpharetta (committed to Tennessee)
  • Jordan Colbert, DB, Griffin (committed to Auburn)
  • Terry Godwin, WR, Callaway (committed to UGA)
  • Arden Key, DE, Hapeville Charter (committed to South Carolina)
  • *Jonathan Ledbetter, DT, Tucker (committed to UGA)
  • Rashad Roundtree, DB, Lakeside (committed to UGA)
  • Bailey Sharp, OL, Sprayberry (committed to Auburn)
  • Roquan Smith, LB, Macon County (undecided)
  • Adonis Thomas, LB, Central Gwinnett (committed to Alabama)
  • *Preston Williams, WR, Lovejoy (committed to Tennessee)

* Selected for the game but did not participate

Here’s the lineup for the U.S. Army All-America Bowl, which will be played at 1 p.m. Saturday on NBC-TV:

  • Rodrigo Blankenship, K, Marietta (walk-on at UGA)
  • Mehki Brown, DE, Carver-Columbus (committed to Alabama)
  • Chuma Edoga, OL, McEachern (committed to USC)
  • Blake Ferguson, OL, Buford (committed to LSU)
  • Taj Griffin, RB, McEachern (committed to Oregon)
  • Mitch Hyatt, OL, North Gwinnett (committed to Clemson)
  • Kaleb Kim, OL, Mill Creek (committed to Auburn)
  • Natrez Patrick, LB, Mays (committed to UGA)
  • TJ Rahming, ATH, McEachern (committed to Duke)
  • Darius Slayton, WR, Greater Atlanta Christian (committed to UGA)
  • Trent Thompson, DT, Westover (committed to UGA)
  • Chidi Valentine, OL, Faith Baptist Christian (undecided)
  • D’Andre Walker, DE, Langston Hughes (undecided)
  • Dallas Warmack, OL, Mays (committed to Alabama)

UGA has a total of nine recruits playing in both games, including two out-of-state commits (Van Jefferson, WR, Brentwood, Tenn., and Deandre Baker, DB, Miami) in the U.S. Army All-America Bowl. Georgia Tech has none.


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