Georgia's Countdown to #1: # 20 - 11

We've gotten down to the cream of the crop in GA. The top 20 players in GA could play with anyone in the country, and they will as each of them has numerous offers from schools across the nation. Any one of these players has an argument for the top 10.

When college football fans think of the top talent producing state the big 3 jump to mind right away: Texas, California, and Florida. Those three states once again led the nation in sending college kids to division 1 schools. According to StudentSports, California had 290 D1 signees, Texas 371, and Florida 178. Next on the list may come as a surprise to all but the most die-hard recruitniks: Georgia, with 111. Statistically speaking, Georgia is closer to Florida than Florida is to Texas or California.

It cannot be questioned that Georgia is one of the most talent laden states in the nation. No one covers Georgia like BorderWars, and we are in the middle of issuing our Top 100 for the state. Today we count down 20-11.

Every player on this list has a load of offers and could make an argument for the top 10, but I saw more in the guys that we will begin to countdown tomorrow.

#20 Delaine Means
Defensive Tackle
Ht: 6-4 Wt: 290 40: 4.8
Avondale HS (Avondale Estates)

Delaine Means is one of the most athletic big men in the south. At 6-4 and 290 pounds with a sub 4.9 forty, Means has the ability to be a difference maker in the middle of the defense on the next level. Means has a load of top offers including Maryland, Florida, LSU, Auburn, and Mississippi State. He is currently listing Maryland as his favorite team. 

#19 Jeramie Johnson
Ht: 5-11 Wt: 180 40: 4.4
Washington HS (Atlanta)

Jeramie Johnson is a tremendous playmaker for Washington in Atlanta. He is physical at the line of scrimmage, and he has a quick break on the ball in coverage. He supports the run like a safety, but has the hips to turn and run with wide receivers at corner. Johnson has offers from nearly every top team in the south, and he is currentlu wide open.

#18 Marcus Dixon
Defensive End / Tackle
Ht: 6-6 Wt: 260 40: 4.85
Pepperell HS (Lindale)

Marcus Dixon was Vanderbilt's first public commitment, and he helped get the Commodores off to a good start on the recruiting front this summer. Dixon has a great frame and good speed. While he is listed at end, he has the frame to play defensive tackle on the next level as he will continue to get bigger. 

#17 TJ Gartrell
Wide Receiver
Ht: 6-1 Wt: 185 40: 4.4
Stephenson HS (Stone Mountain)

TJ Gartrell has really come on this summer. He has worked out hard to add solid muscle to his 6-1 frame, and he is much stronger at the line of scrimmage and fighting off corners. He is the son of Coach Ron Gartrell, and he plays the game like a coach's son is expected to. He has excellent fundamentals. He runs good routes and always seems to catch the ball in stride. He has an offer from Georgia and lists the Dawgs as his favorite right now.

#16 Cliff Dunham Jr.
Defensive Tackle
Ht: 6-3 Wt: 270 40: 4.8
Pacelli HS (Columbus)

Cliff Dunham Jr is part of one of the deepest class of defensive tackles that the state of Georgia has seen in a long time. Dunham has good size and excellent quickness. He has offers from nearly every team in the south, and he is currently listing Maryland and FSU as his leaders.

#15 Avery Roberson
Safety / Corner
Ht: 6-2 Wt: 190 40: 4.4
Washington HS (Atlanta)

Avery Roberson is one of the most interesting prospects in the state this year. He is a long 6-2 with the appearance of being even taller. He is fluid in his movement and could play corner very early at the next level. His best position will eventually be free safety, but if he was needed in a press early next season, he would be an excellent choice to match up against 6-4 receivers that are littered across the south. Georgia Tech, Clemson, Auburn, Indiana, and LSU are among the teams that Roberson is listing early.

#14 Jarrod Britt
Offensive Line
Ht: 6-4 Wt: 274 40: 4.95
McEachern HS (Powder Springs)

Some prospects see their recruiting action slow down a bit after making an early decision, but for   Jarrod Britt things started heating up as soon as he made his decision. He already had a load of good offers before committing to Clemson, but after he announced his decision, some of the heavy hitters in the country came calling with offers including Notre Dame, Florida State, and Ohio State. Britt lives in the weight room and will play early and often as a freshman.

#13 Jason Evans
Running Back
Ht: 6-1 Wt: 190 40: 4.4
Harrison HS (Kennesaw)

Jason Evans is one of the top cutback runners in the nation. Evans can run straight at a middle linebacker, bounce outside and still have the speed to hit the corner. He is a lean 190 pounds and can easily carry another 20 pounds and become the type of player that can go between the tackles as easily as he can go around them. Evans has made an early commitment to Penn State.

#12 Des Williams
Ht: 6-0 Wt: 235 40: 4.7
Dacula HS (Dacula)

Des Williams is a rock solid middle linebacker prospect that has the tools to move up this list. He moves extremely well sideline to sideline for a kid that is pushing 240 pounds, but for him to take the step from good prospect to great prospect he must become more physical at the point of attack. Williams will play a good bit of fullback this year as well. Williams has early offers from Georgia and Georgia Tech, and he was Georgia's first public verbal. 

#11 Blake Mitchell
Ht: 6-4 Wt: 175 40: 4.7
Lagrange HS (Lagrange)

Blake Mitchell is currently the top quarterback prospect in Georgia after leading LaGrange to a state championship as a junior. Mitchell has a good arm and excellent mobility. He will need to get bigger and stronger to play his best on the next level, but he has plenty of time to accomplish those goals. Mitchell currently lists a top 5 of Georgia, Florida, South Carolina, Auburn, and Tennessee. 

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