• Preseason all-state: Region 6 dominates AAAAA team

    By: GHSF Daily


    Region 6 dominates the preseason all-state team for Class AAAAA with 12 of 27 players.

    According to Rivals.com, there are 37 seniors or juniors in Region 6-AAAAAA with scholarship offers from Division I schools. There are only 19 seniors or juniors in the other seven regions combined with reported Division I offers.

    Ten of those from Region 6 are committed to SEC schools.

    Those include preseason all-state players Detric Dukes of Tucker (Georgia), Tyler Jones and Jordan Harris of Stephenson (both Mississippi State), Dallas Rivers of Stephenson (Vanderbilt), and Arden Key and Wesley Green of M.L. King (both South Carolina).

    The most publicized player in AAAAA comes from Region 8 and defending champion Gainesville. QB Deshaun Watson passed for more than 4,000 yards and rushed for nearly 1,500 in 2012.


    QB – Deshaun Watson, Gainesville, Sr.

    RB – Esaias Chapman, Harris County, Sr.

    RB – Dallas Rivers, Stephenson, Sr.

    RB – Rodney Smith, Mundy’s Mill, Sr.

    RB – Myron Washington, Rome, Sr.

    WR – Rodney Lackey, Gainesville, Jr.

    WR – Gregory Phillips, Arabia Mountain, Sr.

    OL – Jermaine Abron, Warner Robins, Sr.

    OL – Jesse Freeman, Lee County, Sr.

    OL – Jordan Harris, Stephenson, Sr.

    OL – Tyler Jones, Stephenson, Sr.

    OL – Max Kemper, Pope, Jr.

    ATH – Adam Choice, Thomas County Central, Sr.

    PK – Matt Monday, Warner Robins, Sr.


    DL – Arden Key, M.L. King, Jr.

    DL – Zack Mason, Loganville, Sr.

    DL – Natrez Patrick, Mays, Jr.

    DL – Elisha Shaw, Tucker, Sr.

    LB – Ed Curney, Creekside, Sr.

    LB – Detric Dukes, Tucker, Sr.

    LB – Ray Tillman, Miller Grove, Sr.

    LB – Justin Wade, Allatoona, Sr.

    DB – Wesley Green, M.L. King, Sr.

    DB – Khalia Hackett, South Paulding, Sr.

    DB – Kirk Tucker, Tucker, Sr.

    DB – Quentin Turner, Miller Grove, Sr.

    P – Rodrigo Blankenship, Sprayberry, Jr.

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