Deejay Dallas has a fitting first name. Its not because he could play anything anybody might possibly ask him to, but maybe it should be. The rising junior from Glynn Academy has been told by the Georgia coaching staff he can line up anywhere from cornerback to kick returner to receiver to safety. That’s because the 6-foot-1, 193-pounder probably can excel at all those spots one day in the SEC.
“Athletically he can do anything,” Glynn Academy coach Rocky Hidalgo said. “People ask me if he’s a safety or a corner. He can do whatever school is lucky enough to sign him tells him he can come play. He’s got the length and hips to play corner. He’s physical enough to play safety and then when you put the ball in his hands magic things happen.”
Dallas was in action on the first day of the Corky Kell 7-on-7 Invitational at Blessed Trinity in Roswell on Thursday. It was a chance to knock the rust off his game. He’d been in a walking boot the past two months after suffering a bone bruise at a Nike camp. His first live competition was against Centennial.
He only caught the second pass thrown his way for a long touchdown in the corner of the end zone. He’ll be one of the state’s top players this fall and he had a UGA offer prior to his sophomore season.
“He’s as talented a kid as I have ever dealt with,” Hidalgo said. “He’s as fast as he wants to run. Nobody has ever caught him. Where will he go? Deejay will be the type of kid when he’s ready to commit he can pick the phone up and call anybody in the country to commit. They will take him.”
He plans to return to Athens for Dawg Night in July.
“I like UGA a lot,” he told the AJC. “Right now they are probably number one. They are probably tied for number one at the top of my list.”
Dallas said he will enroll early after the 2016 season. He said he will wait until December of his senior season to make that decision. He also mentioned Central Michigan, Florida, Michigan State and South Carolina as the other schools he’s definitely considering at this time.
What else did he say? Check outhis AJC.com prospect video below for all the details.
Jeff Sentell covers UGA recruiting for AJC.com and The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Follow him on Twitter for the latest on who’s on their way to play Between the Hedges.