Scout has a strong national recruiting team and Chad Simmons spent three full days on the road last week and all but a few stops were at high schools in Georgia. Get scoop on five of the best he checked on here...
Here are some notes from time on the road in Georgia late last week.
Roswell has some prospects to keep an eye on and their best is 2016 linebacker Tre Lamar. He is a solid 6-foot-3, 230 pounds, and will likely grow into an end on the next level. He has a great frame, he is thick, and he is productive on the field. His name is just starting to get out, so expect offers to roll in. Auburn, Clemson, and South Carolina have already offered the sophomore.
Micah Abernathy and Darius Slayton are two of the top corners in the southeast and both play at Greater Atlanta Christian. Both visited Alabama this weekend and Georgia two weeks ago. The two are very close and the odds are in favor for them to sign with the same school. Slayton, a four-star corner had more offers less than a week ago by a fairly wide margin, but Abernathy has passed him. Both are at least six feet tall, both play both sides of the ball at a high level at GAC, and both are track stars. Alabama and Georgia are the last two schools the dynamic duo visited and those two are expected to stay in this race.
One to watch this spring is Chris Calhoun out of Centennial. The 6-foot-3, 224 pound junior had 69 tackles and seven sacks in 2013. He has been offered by Duke and Illinois State. Georgia Tech could be close to offering as well. Another school showing a lot of interest the last few weeks is Kentucky. Calhoun visited Duke recently and he had a great time.
Scout 100 safety Rashad Roundtree is likely SEC bound. He has offers from all over and Florida State and Ohio State are schools outside the SEC that have piqued his interest, but Alabama, Auburn, and Georgia are the schools high in his mind right now. This kid is elite on and off the field, he has his act together, and he likes the Southeastern Conference. He did not have a favorite school growing up. His only visit in 2014 is to Auburn, he took that Saturday. The only school he visited for a game in 2013 was Georgia. He will be on the road as much as he can this spring and summer. Expect him to be in Athens soon.
Go ahead and put the name Tyrone Truesdell down on your notepad. He is only a freshman, yes, a freshman, but the 6-foot-3, 270 pound defensive tackle has already been turning heads in eastern Georgia. The freshman at Laney could be the best defensive player to ever come out of that school one close to the program told Scout. He has the size, he played a lot as a freshman, and he is expected to be a force in the coming years.