Preseason all-state: UGA recruit leads AA team

by: GHSF Daily Updated:

DB-QB Malkom Parrish (247sports)

ATLANTA - Malkom Parrish, the Brooks County quarterback who passed for more than 3,000 yards and rushed for nearly 1,000 in 2012, leads GHSF Daily’s preseason all-state team for Class AA.

Parrish, projected as a cornerback in college, has committed to Georgia. He’s joined on the team by another Georgia-committed player, Heard County OL Jake Edwards.

Georgia Tech also has two committed players on the AA preseason all-state team. They are Lamar County teammates Lawrence Austin (RB) and Qua Searcy (DB). A third, Lance Austin, might’ve made the team were his primary high school position not quarterback.

Other AA preseason all-state players who have made their college decisions are Lovett DB/RB Grant Haley (Vanderbilt) and Westminster DL Sam Schmal (Boston College), both from Region 6.

Defending champion Jefferson is represented by TE Donnie Hatfield and OL Jordan Tyler. Runner-up Calhoun placed two players in OL Katrova Drew and LB Will Conley.


QB – Malkom Parrish, Brooks County, Sr.

RB – Lawrence Austin, Lamar County, Sr.

RB – Duranta Dunson, Heard County, Jr.

RB – Jamar Smith, Toombs County, Jr.

WR – Deric Herring, Brooks County, Sr.

WR – Jahmai Jones, Wesleyan, Jr.

TE – Donnie Hatfield, Jefferson, Sr.

OL – Jake Edwards, Heard County, Sr.

OL – Katrova Drew, Calhoun, Sr.

OL – Britt Lee, Greater Atlanta Christian, Sr.

OL – Hayden Owen, Pepperell, Sr.

OL – Jordan Tyler, Jefferson, Sr.

ATH – Grant Haley, Lovett, Sr.

PK – Tyler Scandrett, Lamar County, Sr.


DL – D’Vontae Bedford, McIntosh County Academy, Sr.

DL – Stuart Johnson, Wesleyan, Sr.

DL – Luther Jones, Union County, Sr.

DL – Sam Schmal, Westminster, Sr.

LB – Dax Bishop, Model, Sr.

LB – Will Conley, Calhoun, Jr.

LB – Roquan Smith, Macon County, Jr.

LB – Tomarkus Young, Washington-Wilkes, Sr.

DB – Jamal Bryant, McIntosh County Academy, Sr.

DB – Tra Hardy, Vidalia, Sr.

DB – Qua Searcy, Lamar County, Sr.

DB – Charlie Woerner, Rabun County, So.

P – Ross Wood, Greater Atlanta Christian, Sr.

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