11 To Watch: Rising Seniors in the 912
By: Christian Goeckel
Logan Berryhill – WR – Camden County
The prototype “X” receiver, Berryhill has emerged as one of the top threats in Southeast Georgia. Camden isn’t typically known for airing it out, look for that to change as head coach Bob Sphires continues to implement his system. Logan Berryhill and company will be looking to lead Camden’s resurgence to it’s former glory.
Kalen DeLoach – RB/LB – Islands High School
If anyone ever embodied his school’s mascot, it must be DeLoach. The outside linebacker is a shark, absolutely lethal. There are few high school tackles who can handle him as a pass rusher, and it’s usually not smart to run at him. Power 5 schools are licking their chops for the Islands prospect, who now carries multiple SEC and ACC offers.
D’Quan Douse – DL – Calvary Day
Havoc, thy name is D’Quan Douse. Offensive Coordinators don’t sleep well Calvary Day week. Douse is borderline unblockable off the edge, and plays both end and outside linebacker. If he continues to develop, Douse will be one of the top edge-rushers in this class.
Kevin Harris – RB – Bradwell Institute
Work. Horse. The days of 30 carries a game for running backs might be in the past for some schools, but not Bradwell. The rising senior averaged 28.5 carries a game this past season, along with a tremendous 168 ypg. Don’t expect those touches to decline this year, as Harris has a legitimate shot to eclipse 2,000 yards this season.
Eric Hicks – DL – Benedictine
The Cadets are known for winning, and players like Hicks are the reason why. The 6-3/260LB defensive lineman has been overshadowed by the amazing skill position players that funnel through Benedictine. Not anymore. The rising senior is a huge leader on this team, and his recruiting has begun to pick up as well. With multiple Group of 5 offers, expect to see Hicks’ name rise on the boards.
Warren McClendon – OT – Brunswick High
Considered one of the top 25 tackles in the country, McClendon is an elite talent and the cornerstone of what could be an elite offense. He posses the raw size and strength needed to be a D1 tackle, and has the skill set to match.
Dylan McMahon – C – Savannah Christian
A mauler at center, McMahon is a top 10 center in the country. Great hands and an elite first step are what make him such an attractive prospect. With the new early signing period, expect to see a ton more Power 5 offers to flow in.
Jashawn Sheffield – WR – Fredrica Academy
One part of Frederica’s dynamic duo, Sheffield is a top 100 prospect in the country. He possesses the size and speed of a D1 receiver, but the quality that separates him from the rest is aggression. The way he attacks the ball is a trait that’s difficult to teach. The trio of Sheffield, Wright, and Berryhill all in the same area of the country further proves the 912 is one of the preeminent recruiting areas in the country.
Jaylin Simpson – WR,CB – Frederica Academy
The other half of Frederica Academy’s dynamic duo, Simpson is a massive prospect that will be a threat on both sides of the ball. Quarterback, receiver, running back, DB, anything you need. The athlete will be one of the top recruits in the state, and already carries offers from nearly every major institution in the nation.
Marlon Taylor – DL – Glynn Academy
Under head man, Rocky Hidalgo Glynn Academy’s identity has become hard-nosed defense. This year’s Red Terrors defensive unit begins and ends with multitalented lineman Marlon Taylor. The versatile lineman is an absolute menace inside, consistently eating up double teams, and has the ability to cause problems on the edge.
Winston Wright – WR – Memorial Day
The explosive wide receiver helped lead his team to a state title last year. Power 5 schools have taken notice. Look for Wright to end up as one of the top offensive threats in the state.