Chad Simmons

DawgPost Friday Recruiting Update

DawgPost takes a look at some peach state prospects from the 2017 and 2018 class.

Deontrey Hill, OL, 2018, Houston County (GA):

A peach state lineman who has seen his recruitment pick up lately is rising junior Deontrey Hill.  The massive 6-foot-4 335-pounder was impressive during camps this spring, and has pick up some major offers.  Hill currently holds offers from Mercer, Coastal Carolina, South Florida, Michigan State, Mississippi State, Georgia State, Cincinnati, Kentucky, and Tennessee.

On film Hill doesn't look elite in any category, but he's a grinder in the run game and did an excellent job last season protecting Georgia quarterback commit Jake Fromm at left tackle. With his size and strength, I see him ending up at guard wherever he goes in college.  He needs to lose some weight as well as add muscle, but it can be done.  The Bulldogs have proven they are looking for more size along both lines of scrimmage, and Hill has a chance to ranked as one of the best offensive line prospects in Georgia for the 2018 class.  Will the Bulldogs pursue Hill a little more down the road?  

It's certainly possible.

Jaylen Griffin, LB, 2017, Rome (GA)

Griffin is  definitely a top sleeper in the state of Georgia for the 2017 class.  The athletic linebacker was all over the field last season as a junior, and schools across the country are starting to notice.  Griffin claims offers from Appalachian State, Colorado State, and California.

On film nothing stands out as overly impressive, but he does show good instincts and runs well.  He does a nice job of dissecting plays before they happen, but could work on his tackling technique, as he tends to tackle high at times.  He had a good spring, as was impressive in drills during the MVP Camp at Lovejoy last March.

Look for the 6-foot-2 203-pound linebacker to continue picking up interest from major programs, as he looks to have a breakout senior season in 2016.

Kyler McMichael, DB, 2018, Greater Atlanta Christian (GA)

Another guy who is exploding onto the recruiting scene lately is 2018 athlete Kyler McMichael.  The former Northview (GA) playmaker has good size at 6-foot-1 187-pounds, and made plays all over the field last season for the Titans.  He played on offense and special teams last season as a sophomore, but his position in college will most likely be on the defensive side.  McMichael shows good instincts as a corner, and has the body type to play safety as well as he continues to grow.  He has a knack for timing the football and knocking it away from the defender.  His hands aren't the best, but they will get better as he continues to play the game.

McMichael claims offers from Georgia, Florida, Michigan, Auburn, LSU, Notre Dame, among others.  He will likely be one of the top ranked defensive back prospects in the state for the 2018 class.

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